June 20, 2022

Neer Dosa | Neer Dose - vegan breakfast

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 Neer dose or neer dosa is a very popular breakfast from Tulu Nadu in Karnataka and delicacy from Manglorean cuisine . 

Neer dosa literally means water dosa in Tulu/Kannada but that doesn't mean that it is made from water ,just that the batter to prepare the dosa is very watery hence its called Neer Dosa. The consistency of the batter is very similar to that of Rava Dosa meaning pouring consistency.

Best part of Neer Dosa is the simplicity in preparation as there is no fermentation needed like the usual dosas,meaning you can make dosas as soon as the batter is ready . 

Neer Dosa uses just 2 ingredients ;rice and water .Adding grated coconut is optional but tastes really good when added to the batter .

Neer dosas are very soft and spongy to eat and it remains the same even after a few hours of preparing, making it ideal to pack for lunch box or travel . 

Neer dosas are served with coconut chutney , sagoo , balehannu Rasayana and for non veg lovers it is paired with some spicy curry made from egg,chicken etc .

Soaking Time - 4 to 5 hrs 
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Complexity - simple 
Makes - 15 to 16 neer dosas 


2 cups normal rice (except basmati)
1/2 cup grated coconut 
Salt as needed
Water to grind 

Video recipe 


  • Wash the rice well and soak it overnight or for minimum of 5 hrs .
  • After 5 to 6 hrs , transfer the soaked rice to a blender along with the coconut and grind it to a fine paste..donot add water to grind. The water in which you have soaked the rice is sufficient to grind the batter .
  • Transfer this batter to a wide vessel and add some more water and bring it to a pouring consistency. Check the video recipe below for exact consistency.  Add salt as needed.
  • Heat a non stick tawa or a seasoned cast iron .
  • Sprinkle some water on the tava and if it sizzles immediately the tawa is ready to make dosas .
  • Pour the batter from outside to inside like how we do for rava dosa . Donot spread the batter like regular dosas.
  • Close the dosa with a lid for 30 to 40 sec and then open it up .Slowly using a spatula remove the dosa and fold it up like a wedge and serve with chutney or any other side dish of your choice. 
  • Neer dosa gets cooked only on one side. You don't have to flip over and cook . 
  • Keep adjusting the heat of the tawa as you keep making the dosas.  If the tawa is too hot then the dosas won't get cooked evenly.  

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  1. Our fav at home - am yet to try this despite earlier failed attempts. The tips will greatly help us - kalyani

  2. Neer dosai mornings are so special for my husband. Life is easy for me tpo as he loves if you give some coconut milk and jaggery with it.

  3. I have often enjoyed Neer dosa at Shiv Sagar but had no idea that the batter does not need to be fermented. Love these soft dosa so definitely going to make them at home.

  4. I love neer dosa but have never tried making some. Your tips will definitely be of great help.. Thanks- -Archana

  5. When ever I land in Bengaluru, our favoite haunt is a small darshini near my sis in lawas place that makes the neer dosa. Love it with jaggery and coconut milk.


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