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Neer Dosa

Neer dosa is one of the famous dosa from Dakshin Kannada and Udupi district. Neer means water in Kannada and tulu. This goes well with sambar or chutney or ravo (Melted jaggery to which either powdered cardamom or coconut is added). Its called as neer dosa because the batter is very thin like water.
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh coconut 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

1. Soak rice for 4-5 hrs or overnight.

2. Grind it with salt and coconut.

3. Make the batter very thin using enough water.

4. Heat a tawa and throw the batter over it to prepare the dosa. (since the batter is watery you can not spread the dosas).

5. Usually these dosas are cooked from only one side. If you are using a non stick tawa you can cook it on both sides.

6. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Vegan, Vegetarian
Everyday, Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
One of my favorite dosas. Very easy to prepare and goes well with almost any curry or chutney.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 385 Calories from Fat 42

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.8%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 201.1 mg8.4%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 7 g14.1%

Vitamin A Vitamin C 0.73%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


AnjaliD's picture
Do you think I can use rice flour ?
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
I never tried this using rice flour. I used sona masoori rice for this.
Snigdha's picture
Sounds like an easy to make dosa. I don't remember eating anything like this before. Shall try it out.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
This is a very famous dish in Dakshin Kannada and Udupi district. Neeru means water in Kannada. This is called neeru dosa because the dosa batter is as thin as water.
AnjaliD's picture
Andhra has something similar and they call it "Attalu" (or Attlu). They don't use coconut though.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Coconut is used to get soft dosas. And it tastes well.
Lucky Mathews's picture
Does anyone know the recipe for Andhra dosa. I had it once, it contained curd and rice..but need the details to make it. Thanks in advance!
June's picture
Thank U, Sarita. My family love Neer Dosas but I use the tender coconutof 2 coconuts and the water from them (yel neeru).I feel it tastes better and not heavy at all.U shd try it.
Neer Dosa Recipe