Neer dosa is a popular crepe from South Canara region  of Karnataka. It is soft, fluffy, lacy, tasty and makes one of the finest breakfast ever. Serve it with vegetable stew and a variety of chutney for a yummy weekend breakfast.

South India is famous for the variety of dosa galore one can endlessly enjoy. Masala dosa, rava dosa, onion uttapam, neer dosa, adai, benne dosa, set dosa are some of them. South Canara was  the region of the present day Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka.

What is Neer Dosa?

Neer Dosa is another variety of dosa from Karnataka. It is popular in South Kanara region. It is made using only rice, no lentil is used here. Fresh coconut is used, but one can avoid it. Neer means “water” in Kannada. The batter is made as thin as water, thus the name.

If the batter is thin, can we make it into a crepe?

Yes, you can make it. Heat a skillet. Take a ladle full of batter, hold the handle of the skillet in one hand and pour the batter with the other. Once you pour the batter, just turn it around and the batter spreads.

Can anyone make it?

It does need a little practice, but you can make it. Use a non-stick skillet for best results.

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My other South Canara recipes on the blog: Moongdal payasam, Sweet Potato Kheer, Rice Porridge

Let’s get to the recipe of Neer Dosa:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut
  • salt
  • water
  • oil for roasting

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and soak in water for eight hours.
  2. Grate the coconut.
  3. Grind the rice with little water, add coconut to it.
  4. Remove the batter in a wide bowl.
  5. Add salt to it.
  6. Heat a skillet.
  7. Take some batter in another bowl, add water to it.
  8. Take a ladleful of batter, hold the handle of skillet in one hand, pour it over and immediately turn it around. Drizzle some oil around it.
  9. Close a lid and let it cook on medium flame.
  10. Once it is cooked, slowly scrape it from the side and fold it.
  11. Serve hot with chutney or stew.

Neer Dosa

Neer Dosa is a popular crepe from South Canara region of Karnataka. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine dakshina kannada, karnataka, mangalore
Keyword mangalore, neer dosa, south canara, south indian dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 crepes
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut
  • water
  • salt
  • oil

Instructions

  1. Grate the coconut.

  2. Grind the rice with little water, add coconut to it.

  3. Remove the batter in a wide bowl. Add salt to it.

  4. Heat a skillet, take some batter in another bowl, add water to it.

  5. Take a ladleful of batter, hold the handle of skillet in one hand, pour it over and immediately turn it around. Drizzle some oil around it.
  6. Close a lid and let it cook on medium flame. Once it is cooked, slowly scrape it from the side and fold it. Serve hot with chutney or stew.

Recipe Notes

  • Adding of coconut is optional, but it gives a good taste.
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31 COMMENTS

    • Welcome to my space. Glad you liked it. We serve it with coconut chutney. Chutneys are accompaniment that we use with such crepes. You can also use any stew with it. Chutney recipes are on the blog.

  1. I’ve never had this and I’m excited to try it! We have two people in our family who can’t eat white so this will be perfect for them, and fun to make! 🙂

  2. Reminds me of the days when I used to live in Bangalore! Thanks for sharing the recipe.. I used to think it will be super complicated to make neer dosa but now I am encouraged to try it. By the way, your instructions are displayed twice.. All the instructions are on point 1 and then repeated again. 😮 Maybe a typing error in when you entered the recipe in the the plugin.

  3. This one is a very popular recipe in Karnataka. Your recipe is reminding some good old moments to me. I learned this dosa when I went onsite with one of my friends. She used to make this and other authentic Karnataka recipes. Will try this soon.

  4. For the last few days my taste buds have been yearning for South Indian food, so today I wished rice and lentils. Now I’ll take it some rice from the soakedsoak and can try this neer dosa. Best part is it doesn’t need fermentation. Thanks for the recipe

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