Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cucumber Neeru Dosa

Cucumber Neer dosa is a type of dosa. Neer means water. Since the dough should be like water consistency and the dosa turns as thin, it is called neer dosa. The ingredients used here is raw dosa rice, a very little coconut and cucumber. Nothing much is added because I do not like this dosa to be filled with spices. These palin dosas are eaten with coconut chutney, pickle, jaggery and some like it with rasayana.Rasayana is nothing but fruits with sugar or jaggery and milk or coconut milk.
Its a simple recipe. Some may feel preparing neer dosa is very difficult. Just try with non stick pan. The dough should be watery. The pan should be piping hot.(high flame). Put 1/2 teaspoon of oil on the hot pan. Wipe out the oil with a clean kitchen tissue. Pour a ladle of the neer dosa dough. Immediately turn the pan so that dough will spread easily to a round circle. Cover it quickly and cook for a minute. Remove the cover and just wait for 10 seconds and remove the dosa from the pan. Give a try. You will be a happy person and you are an expert of Neer dosa chef.

Lets see some benefits of eating banana in our diet.
Bananas are good energy booster and it helps to control the blood sugar level. It protect against the muscle cramps. It helps to improve the mood and build strong bones. Bananas protect against type 2 diabetes and weight loss and strengthen the nervous system. It contain high level of Vitamin B-6. Banana is rich in iron and it helps to relieve anemia. Bananas are rich in potassium and low in salt. They are good for blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke. Bananas are good for digestion and help to remove the toxins from our body. They are good for people who suffer from constipation because they are rich in fiber.
It is simple and healthy recipe and can prepare any time of the day and enjoy with any type of Rasayana (Fruit punch). at any time of the day.

Things Needed :

Raw Rice (Dosa Rice) : 2 Cups
Methi/Fenugrik seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cucumber : 2
Coconut : 2 Tablespoons (optional)
Salt to taste
Water : 4 Cups Normal water + 1/2 Cup hot water).
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut the edges of cucumber. Check the taste that it is not bitter. Cut into small.Keep it aside.
2. Soak rice for 3 to 4 hours and remove complete water from it.
3. Grind rice,grated coconut with cut cucumber nicely till paste. No need to add water while grinding. (As cucumber is water content).
4. Grind it nicely and remove it from the mixi jar.
5. Add 4 cups of water and salt. Mix it well. Add 1/2 Cup of hot water (not the boiling water, just leave it for 5 minutes and then add that water).
6. Now keep a pan on the fire. Heat and put 1/2 Teaspoon of oil. Just spread it.
7. Mix the dough and take a ladle of dough and pour it on the pan in circle shape.(Or just hold the pan and turn around and keep it back on the fire. This action should be quicker). Cover it and cook for a minute. 

8. Remove the cover and leave it for 5 to 10 seconds. Take out the dosa from the pan. Just spread ghee on the hot dosa.
9. Repeat the same and prepare rest of the dosas. Mix the dough each time).
10. Serve Cucumber Neer Dosa with any Rasayana, pickle, coconut chutney or any side dish of your choice. It is nice to eat with pickle, honey or jaggery.

Note :

Do not add much water while grinding rice. The dough may not turn soft and paste consistency or it might take longer time.
Do not add boiling water, because the dough may turn sticky and your dosa might stick to the pan. Boil the water and leave it for few minutes just before adding. Add only the 1/2 cup of hot water. It helps to soften the neer dosa. Adding coconut is just to get the good aroma and taste. Do not add much coconut.(Dosas turn thick).
Time : 30 minutes + Rice soaking time  : 3 to 4 hours.
Servers : 4 to 5

Quick Banana Rasayana : Cut ripe bananas into small pieces. Add sugar/jaggery, cardamom and boiled and cooled milk to it and mix it well. Banana Rasayana is ready to serve.


  1. just few ingredients and a lovely recipe

    1. thanks Amrita Roy...for the sweet words...

  2. A new & healthy the colour.

  3. I am a big fan of South Indian food. This is a totally different recipe. Would love to try it some day!!!

  4. I am a big fan of South Indian food. This is a totally different recipe. Would love to try it some day!!!