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Neer Dosa

 Published 2011-May-11   Updated 2020-May-19

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Varati, Coconut Dosa, Pan Polo, Soyi Polo, Rice Crepes)

Recipe For Neer Dosa


  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup (preferably tender coconut)
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 2-3 hours.

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  2. Drain and grind it to a smooth paste along with grated coconut.

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  3. Pour water and thin out the dosa batter. The batter should be very very watery. Add required salt.

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  4. Heat a dosa pan on medium low heat. The tawa should not be very hot.
  5. Pour a ladle full of batter in the tawa and rotate the tawa so that the batter spreads evenly into a very thin crepe.

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  6. Drizzle few drops of oil, cover with a lid and cook on low flame for a minute or two.
  7. Gently remove the dosa and fold it into a triangle.

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  8. This dosa remains very soft for a long time. So you can make this well ahead of time for parties, for guests or picnics.

Serving Suggestions

  • In Karnataka, neer dosa is typically had with some chutney (coconut chutney, tomato chutney etc.) for breakfast.
  • It is also commonly had with fish curry or prawns curry.
  • It also goes very well with chicken curry, egg kurma or any other veg kurmas or stew.
  • It is also quite common to have neer dosa with Rasayana (made with some kind of fruit like banana, mango or orange mixed in coconut milk and sweetened with jaggery or sugar).
  • Some people also like to have this with some grated coconut sweetened with sugar or jaggery.


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Comments (15)

Person   ()
Hi. There I have copied your receipies I do a lot of Indian cooking Lao& Thai but the northern I have been in the north for 30years I can make lots of different types of food korma Curry's,Rogan josh + I can make delicious samoosa's but I have problem in making roti's I want them to be flakey by the time I'm finished making my roti's they ready for the pigeons hard and crispy a real headache I grow madumbies I made puries and Patta so easy and cut out the veins I make flat bread pitta breads,sorgi,Burfee,Gulam jamboo and I'm a heavy earth moving Diesel Mechanic I so much want to know how to make meat spices to put into sausage can someone help me please not a sweet one similar to the SA sausage also pickling spice for Achars also pickle masala Thankyou Graham
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Roughly how many dosas does this recipe make?
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how to use a waffle maker. give me a few recipes.
Person   ()
Interesting.but you don't have much Goan recipe's we have the best cusine
Person   ()
Hi Heather, Here are a few Goan recipes Will be adding more in the coming days.

Goan cuisine is really very unique. I love many dishes. I had a Goan friend who used to share her recipes but now she's a bit busy. I'll be updating once I test and try a recipe.
You are welcome to share your special recipes too.
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thank u
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its very intresting
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try it.
Person   ()
Could you tell me which rice should i use for this dosa ?
Thank you
Person   ()
Any brand of raw rice...
Person   ()
Interesting......neer dosa with rasayana.....must try. We have always had it with spicy curries or chutney.
Person   ()
I personally prefer with spicy curries. But different people like different combinations. Give it a try, may be you will start liking it.

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Old Comments

Comment by Meera Jakatdar
    I found many easy to make tiffin recipes. I shall be trying them out. I want to know if vermicelli roasted at home tastes better than the bought out variety
Reply :-
    Hi Meera, Do try out the recipes. About roasted vermicelli, I feel the taste does not differ in the final product. It saves so much time though.

Comment by Samu Thangadurai
    Hi All,
    This is very simple & quick to make especially when you are back from work. You can also try Rice flour with Coconut Tin Milk , warm water and salt
Samu Thangadurai
Reply :-
    Thanks for the quick tip Somu.

Comment by Geetha Kumar
What type of rice should be used Parboiled or Raw rice?
Thanks in advance.

Reply :-
           You can use any type of raw rice. I made it with long grain rice.

Comment by manonmani jayakanthan
    Hi, Thanks a lot to 'Simple indian recipe' being as a online chef
for my daily cooking reference. I have tried all most 10 recipies from indian recipe. all came out very well....
Would appreciate if could sent me much new receipes especially some healthy food for children and how to make puli satham.
Thank you so much!!!!
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    Thanks Manonmani. You can subscribe to the mailing list using the 'Subsciption Box' in the homepage to receive new recipes.

Comment by Sini Jibu
    Hi Dahila,
I tried your recepie it was excellent.
Reply :-
    Thank You Sini.

Comment by ashok jain jain
    good, easy recipies i am going to try out , cornmeal and the neer dosa ,hope comes out well.
Reply :-
    Thank You. Try it, I'm sure you will like it.

Comment by Lydia Rokkala
    Hey Dahlia,
Truly a very easy and tasty dosa recipe. Gave it a try and it turned out simply delicious. Never heard about it before but thanks for posting. I am gonna try your sheek kabab soon and will let you know. Thanks once again Dahls.
Reply :-
    Hi Lydia. Good to know that you liked the recipe. I got this recipe from one of my friend. It goes very well with any kind of gravies.
    Do try the seekh kabab and give your comments too.

Comment by cute pimku
    i am really thankful to ''simple indian recipe''. Neer dosa is really a very very easy, tasty and a quick recipe. Its quite easy to prepare and it can be served in every occasion. It can be served to guests with chatney or some other curry. Its tasty and nice to eat which will be liked by all and sundry. Keep sending me such beautiful and tasty recipes. Kindly send me recipes on mutton. Thanks.
Reply :-
    Thank You so much for your compliments and also your information. More recipes are on its way. Keep visiting and posting your comments regularly.

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