Friday, March 10, 2017

Jaggery - Cucumber Neer Dosa

Neer dosa/Neeru Dosa is well known dosa from Dakshina Kannada/South Canara. Neer dosa is always eaten with jaggery, fresh coconut milk and jaggery mix, Grated coconut mixed with jaggery or with coconut chutney. Eating jaggery is one of the healthy habits which helps to provide calcium and iron for our body.
Neer dosa is one of the easy and the best breakfast for the morning and I just love the aroma and the taste of Neer dosa. This time I have mixed cucumber and jaggery to the rice and prepared sweet neer dosa. It turned out to be great and we are loving it whenever I prepare.
I have used raw rice, cucumber pieces, jaggery, little jeera, coconut and pepper pods.
You can enjoy this Jaggery -Cucumber Neer Disa for breakfast or as snack. Try and enjoy. I am sure all the family members do love and enjoy Jaggery -Cucumber Neer d|osa I am sure.
Lets see the recipe now:
I have used non stick pan to prepare Neer Dosa......It is very easy and with very little oil one can prepare varieties of dosas.

Things Needed :

Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Cucumber ; 2 Nos.(Small ones).
Fresh grated coconut : 1/2 Cup (2 to 3 Tablespoons)
Jaggery : Jaggery  :2 to 3 Tablespoons
Pepper pods: 4 to 5
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : Required salt
Ghee: Cooking Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1, Wash and soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Grate jaggery and keep it aside.
3. Wash and cut cucumber in to small pieces and keep it aside.
4. Drain all the water from soaked raw rice and put it in a mixi.
5. Add grated coconut and cucumber pieces. Add jeera and pepper pods.

6. Add very little water if required. Grind it till very fine paste. Add jaggery and grind.
7. Remove from the mixi jar. Add salt and mix it well. Add required water. ( 2 cups of water).
8. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the top.
9. Mix Neer dosa dough nicely and take a ladle of dough and spread it on the hot tava in a circle shape.

10. Sprinkle oil/ghee on the top, cover and cook dosa for a minute.
11. Remove from the tava and keep it on a plate. Serve with the choice of your side dish.

12. Prepare dosa with remaining dough.

13. Add a spoon of ghee on the top and serve dosas.

14. Serve with the side dish of your choice.

Note :

I have added organic jaggery which I got from my relative who stays near Sagara. Fresh from Aale mane. ( Alemane is the place where they prepare jaggery). You can buy organic jaggery to use it. It is an healthy option. Or you can powder normal jaggery which is available in the market. Adding pepper is optional. It adds to the aroma and taste good. Adding coconut is optional. Coconut adds to the taste and aroma too.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

It is better to use nonstick tava /pan for preparing  " Neer Dosa"  Dosa cooks nicely and easily you can take it from the pan without tearing it. Make use of the link ..It is cheaper and you get a good quality too
Dosa Tava /pan


  1. After coming to Bangalore,I have eaten this few times..loved the taste.. thanks for sharing it



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