March 21, 2013

Watermelon rind dosa recipe - Kalingad dose recipe

Watermelon dosa or dosai recipe - i am a big fan of all varieties of dosa. This is a delicious dosa made with the batter of watermelon rind, raw rice and coconut.  It is perfect for  either breakfast or in the evening for after school snack. This is similar to cucumber dosa. I always add coconut to such dosa. It gives rich tate to the dosa. After making juice from the red portion of the watermelon, the remaining white portion is used to make dosa. If you are making dosa using watermelon rind, peel the skin and use the white part.

Watermelon Rind Dosa Recipe
Prep time : 20 mins +Soaking Time
Cook time : 45 mins
Total time : 1 hr 5 mins
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : 12 Dosa
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 cups raw rice
  • 3 cups chopped watermelon rind / kalingad
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste
    1. Wash the watermelon rind,  peel the green part and chop the white  portion of it.
    2. Cut the watermelon rind into small pieces.
    3. Wash and soak the raw rice for 3-4 hours.
    4. Grind the raw rice, coconut and the rinds into a smooth batter. The batter should be of pouring consistency and not very thin. ( The rind contains water. Use little water if required only.) 
    5. Pour this batter in a vessel. Add salt and mix well.
    6. Heat a pan on a  medium flame. Pour some oil on it. Rub the oil with a slice of potato. 
    7. Pour two ladleful of  batter over the hot pan.  Pat the  batter with back of the ladle to form a round dosa. 
    8. Cook covered on low flame  for  3-4  minutes.
    9. Then flip  the dosa and cook it for  2 - 3 minutes.
    10. Remove the dosa from the pan and place it on a plate. 
    11. Serve watermelon rind dosa hot with chutney.


    1. Mmmmm, this is new, very innovative.would like to try the next time I buy watermelon.

    2. Dosa with watermelon rinds sound interesting.. Delicious and healthy!

    3. Awesome !! Very new to me...

    4. Oh, this is so great. I didn't know that the rind could be used for something like this. Sounds really good!

    5. Wow, very new to me. Will have to try it.

    6. Interesting recipe...try this soon...

    7. New to me too.very innovative.

    8. very innovative and interesting.

    9. Very innovative dish there, quite healthy one too...good work.

    10. Watermelon in season, lots of rinds, I am definitely going to try this..

    11. very healthy dosa dear,never used rinds in dosa!!

    12. awesome and drooling recipe

    13. loved you innovation of not wasting the part of fruit that we dont eat. lovely entry

    14. Beautifully done,healthy dosa.

    15. I had now clue that we can make dosa with watermelon rind. That is a innovation itself. Love the texture of the dosa and also the slight pinkishness it gets may be because of the melon. Love it & next time I buy a melon, I'm trying this. You have an authentic & nice blog, Vidya.

    16. how innovative !! really amazing post

    17. Wow!!! I am blown apart on how you used the rind. This is superbly creative and I love the outcome.

    18. Hi Vidya, very interesting recipe using watermelon rinds. That look great, dosa is my favorite.
      Yours look awesome and the recipes is very simple.

      Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

    19. dosa looks soft and delicious...

    20. hi vidya - pls collect the Liebster Award i have for you at my space..enjoy!

    21. Love your blog! I'm happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)

    22. this is something very new to

    23. fabulous breakfast and wonderful combo... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..


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