02 November 2011

Neer Dosa / Pan Pole

Just like we have the lacy Appam in Kerala, Neer Dosa is the lacy dosa of Karnataka. So simple and delicious.  I am sure you all know about my love for Mangalorean food. This is one among them. 

'Neer' in Kannada means water. Neer Dosa the name suggests watery dosa. The batter is watery. It is paper thin and non fermented. Tastes best with chicken ghee roast  or even a simple coconut chutney. It can be made in a non stick pan but the best ones are when made on  a caste iron skillet. The texture is so different.


Raw rice - 1 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp
Cooked Rice - 1 tbsp (added this to make dosa soft)
Water - enough to make batter watery
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing skillet

Soak rice overnight or for 2 hours.
Grind it to a fine paste along with coconut and rice.
Heat the skillet with high edges.
Grease the skillet lightly.
Scoop the batter with a deep medium round ladle.
Pour it into the skillet. Lift the skillet and tilt so that the batter covers the skillet.
Pour little batter in places not covered.
Cover and cook for half a minute or until the dosa starts leaving the sides.
Remove and let cool for 5 -10 secs. Then fold into half and then into quarter forming a triangle shape.
Serve hot with chutney/chicken Curry or fish curry.

To grease the tawa cut a medium sized onion and poke it with a fork. Dip in oil and grease.
Pour just one ladle of batter at a time else the neer dosa will become thick.


  1. This is a delightful dosa...so spongy and white..got to try this.

  2. Looks delicious and simple!!!!making it tomorrow

  3. very nicely done..love this lacy dosa..

  4. Perfect looking lovely thin dosai!!!!

  5. What a simple yet tasty recipe. Neer dosa is a hot favourite with me but somehow i dont understand why i ve not made it till date. You have inspired me Rinku. Thanks And i love your blog.Do visit me sometime at my space

  6. Perfect with spicy curries,delicious neer dosa

  7. Awww Rinku.. The dosa's remind me of mum's neer dosa.. It looks so perfectly yummy.. :)

  8. Thanks Rinku for trying out this recipe. It's a favorite breakfast at our place. :)

  9. I always mess up while making this one.nicely done.

  10. Nice recipe...Dosas have come out perfect....

  11. it is amazing how many recipes i have seen of neer dosa ...i really want to taste the sweet flavor of coconut in a dosa....and i so agree that dosas are best on an iron skillet

  12. Dosa looks so soft...adding coconut nice variation...will try soon..

  13. My best friend is from Manglore and she makes this all the time,even back home in kannur at our place we make this dosha adding more cocnout and cooked rice,its so yummy..

  14. Prefect looking neer dosa,been ages i had them..

  15. So delcicate n light ~ love the shots!

  16. this is new to me... looks soft and delicious..

  17. Never tried them before.. Delicious..

  18. looks really soft, delicate and yummy

  19. Perfect and tempting neer dosas. luv the click too

  20. have heard of this but never really tried it..looks amazing whatsoever..next time in in blr il try it out :)

  21. adipoli!!! enikku ee combo bhayankara ishtama!!! super!

  22. Thats delicious... we have a totally different preparation with the same name :)

  23. soft n spongy dosa looks delicious..

  24. That looks so delicious Rinku. I'm yet to try this one.


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