Spicy neer dosa Recipe | How to make uppu huli neer dose | Masale neer dose recipe

By Latha on November 11th, 2016

Spicy neer dosa or uppu huli neer dose

Spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose or uppu-huli dose is a very tasty breakfast recipe from Mangalore region of Karnataka. "Neeru" translates to water in Kannada language. So "masale neer dose" translates to spicy water dosa and "uppu-huli neer dose" translates to salt n sour water dosa in Kannada language. Spicy neer dosa are thin crispy instant dosas prepared using rice, red chili, grated coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, tamarind and salt. I have ridgegourd dosa and pathrode recipes on this website, which makes use of same spices.

Spicy neer dosa is a quick and easy dosa recipe but if you want to prepare real thin, crispy and quality dosa then you need a bit of experience. The trick lies in adding right amount of water to the batter and the art of making dosa. The griddle or pan and the type of rice used also plays a major role in preparing thin and crispy dosas. A well seasoned cast Iron pan is used to prepare neer dosa or spicy neer dosa. But if you don't have one, then go ahead with non-stick pan. I have a quick video of plain neer dosa, which you can refer to prepare this "spicy neer dosa" as the recipe remains same for both.

How to make neer dosa

If you can prepare neer dosa, then I would say this spicy neer dosa is just another variant with some extra ingredients. I have listed all tips and tricks in my neer dosa post. So please have a look on neer dosa recipe post to begin with. These spicy neer dosas can be served hot with either chutney or coconut oil or ghee.

If you are looking for more dosa recipes then do check our set dosa, curd dosa, masala dosa, davangere benne dosa, ridgegourd dosa, mixed dal dosa, curd dosa, onion dosa, whole wheat dosa and ragi dosa recipes.

Spicy neer Dosa Recipe

Preparation time: 5 hrs
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 3

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 2 cups raw rice (dosa rice or sona masuri)
  2. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  3. 2 tsp coriander seeds
  4. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  5. 2 - 4 red chilies
  6. 1/2 small gooseberry sized tamarind
  7. 1 tsp jaggery (optional)
  8. 7 - 8 curry leaves
  9. 1 green finely chopped chili (optional)
  10. 3 cups water (including grinding; depends on rice quality)
  11. Salt as per your taste
  12. 4 tsp refined oil or ghee.

Instructions for making spicy neer Dosa:

  1. To make Spicy neer dosa first wash and soak the rice in water for at least 5-6 hours. I usually soak it overnight.soak the rice for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  2. Drain the water and grind half of the rice using a mixer grinder until smooth. To grind the batter add the water, which is just enough to grind the rice. If you add more water then you won't be able to grind the rice well.grind the rice for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  3. The batter should be very smooth. Check the batter between 2 fingers and you should feel smooth. Transfer it to a container.smooth batter for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  4. In the next batch grind remaining rice, red chili, grated coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and tamarind. Use required water and grind until smooth.watery batter for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  5. Transfer it to the same container. Add in salt and chopped curry leaves. Optionally you can also add jaggery and chopped green chili.watery batter for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  6. Add in enough water to prepare thin dosa batter having watery consistency. If you are a beginner, don't make the batter very watery. Add water little by little after you start preparing spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose.salt for spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  7. Now take the cast iron pan (well seasoned) or non-stick pan. Keep the stove at high flame and wait till the pan becomes sizzling hot. To check whether it has reached the proper heat, sprinkle little water on the pan and the water shall sizzle and evaporate. Smear oil using a small onion or a carrot if it is an iron pan.smear oil for making spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  8. Before making each neer dosa, stir the batter very well with the ladle. To make Spicy neer dosa you have to pour the dosa batter on the hot pan and it will spread on its own. Just have a look on the video given above. making spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  9. Close the lid wait for about 10 seconds.close the lid while making spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose
  10. Open the lid, reduce the flame, wait for 5 more seconds. If everything is perfect you can easily take out the neer dosa from the pan by using the flat spatula. If you feel dosa is not thin, try adding some more water. Or if dosa is sticking to the pan, mix little rice flour and then try again. Fold the Spicy neer dosa on the pan itself and serve it hot.spicy neer dosa or masale neer dose making

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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