Friday, April 11, 2008

Neer Dosa

Originating from Coorg and Mangalore, Neer Dosa is a light, soft dosa. At first it seems really easy to make, but getting that soft consistency proved to be quite an uphill task. Finally we managed to make some pretty decent ones.

Neer Dosa

2 cups Raw Rice
Salt, to taste
Oil, fry frying

Wash and soak the rice for 2-3 hours (I soaked it overnight). Then grind to a very thin paste. Remove from the grinder and add salt and water to make a very thin consistency. (And when it says thin, it has to be just a little thicker than water! Otherwise, it just doesn't get cooked on the dosa pan.)..



Heat the dosa tava, apply a little oil and pour one ladleful of batter so it spreads in a thin, even layer. Cover and keep for a second. Then remove it carefully.



They were quite lovely towards the end! I served it with coconut chutney and tomato curry.

This is for Valli's Dosa Mela at Cooking4allseasons.

33 comments:

Sia said...

arundati, it takes time to master this art of making neer dosa and looks like u have mastered it well:) we do add little bit of coconut when grinding for the batter though.

bee said...

my fav dosa. love the firtst pic.

kamala said...

Neer dosa is looking delicious...I love the color perfect

shriya said...

Never heard about this one before but the pic is really tempting and inviting. Love the recipe. Nice entry. Sure gonna give it a try. :-)

Shankari said...

Oh! I thought neer dosa needed tender coconut juice etc...duh! Now I know how to make these lil babies

Cham said...

They are pure white look beautiful ur dosas :)

Arundathi said...

@ sia - i far from mastered the art, i think!! lol! I've had much better. I know that the first few were bad but I kept adding more and more water and it finally became quite nice at the end. I've heard its quite an art! Thanks for the compliment! :) will try the coconut next time.

@ bee, kamala, cham - thanks!

@ shriya - let me know how it turns out.

@ shankari - as sia says above, you could add coconut, if you'd like.

ANJALI J. said...

Ahh, thats a easy one.. i never attempted neer dosa. ur pic will be on my mind until i try.

Vaishali said...

Arundathi, what a lovely dosa. That you could create something so exquisite with just three ingredients is magical.

sandhya said...

i love neer dosa... yours loks perfect....

Vanamala said...

Oh wow neer dosa ... lovely

Uma said...

looks so pearly-white. never tried neer dosa. thanks for the recipe.

DK said...

It took me time to get this dosa right..Urs luks perfect :)

In reply to your query for the yeast in my blog :

one pkt has 1/4 OZ which makes it approx 2 1/4 tsp.if u have the same..then go for it..or u can measure out the spoons and use them..even if u have 2 tsp, it shud suffice.

Deepika said...

neer dosa looks yummy and perfect arundhati!! I wanted to make it for the dosa mela , but changed my mind at the last moment!! I'm sure I wouldnt have got it like you!

Dee said...

neer dosa looks yummy and perfect arundhati!! I wanted to make it for the dosa mela , but changed my mind at the last moment!! I'm sure I wouldnt have got it like you!

SHUBHA said...

hey ur neer dosa look so nice... loved it... will surely try it soon :D

do check my blog and give ur views..:D

Meera said...

Love the neerdosa. I loved the first picture of batter very much.

Arundathi said...

@ anjali - let me know how it turned out

@ vaishali - true! I should start a 3-ingredients or less event - there's lots of stuff we can make out there!

@ sandhya, vanamala, uma, meera, shubha - Thank you!

@ DK - Far from perfect - not sure about ridges and valleys all over the dosa! But oh well, not bad either. Thanks for the yeast info - got the other ingredients.

@ Deepika - I've always been a little intimidated by Neer Dosa, but figured the Dosa Mela was a good opportunity to try it!

Sagari said...

lovely dosassss arundhathi

Lavi said...

Dosa's are looking Good. Chutney's by the side are tempting me to try a bit!

Arundathi said...

@ sagari and lavi - thanks so much! :)

Neha said...

hi Arundhati, very nice dosa, how come so pearly white, sorry i'm very poor in south indian dishes,looks very nice, feels like making now n eating ....

Arundathi said...

Hi Neha - Thanks! Hmmm I'm assuming its so white because its only raw rice - there are basically no other ingredients!

Ranjani said...

This is really different and interesting looking!
How do you grind rice? Do you use a food processor? I'm not sure mine will be able to grind rice, any reccomendations?

Arundathi said...

Hi Ranjani - thanks for stopping by. You could use a food processor, but it never gets as fine as you'd like.

Ground Raw Rice can be bought as such in the store.

Ranjani said...

Thanks for recommendation, I'll be on the hunt for ground raw rice, It'll be a first!!

Arundathi said...

They are quite easy to find - especially in Indian store. I'm sure the International foods aisles or a Whole Foods will definitely carry it.

Ranjani said...

Thanks!
Will check it out over the weekend!

Arundathi said...

you are very welcome - i hope you find it...

Ranjani said...

Found raw rice at Whole Foods!
Going to make the dosa this weekend:)
Yaay!

Arundathi said...

very cool - let me know how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

Hi Arundati
This is chitra from LA. I tried this recipe today and it really came good. Thanks...

Arundathi said...

Chitra - am so glad it came out well. thanks.