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Palak Neer Dosa (Spinach Dosa)

Antara Navin
240 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Palak Neer Dosa (Spinach Dosa) RECIPE

Neer Dosa is a thin crepe made of grounded rice and served with chutney and curry. It is a popular breakfast in Mangalore. I decided to blend this dosa batter with the spinach puree and hence I came up with the Palak Neer dosa. Spinach is rich in iron and minerals and a very versatile vegetable.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Roasting
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves
  2. 1/2 cup rice soaked overnight, or atleast for 4 hours (idly rice or any Indian rice)
  3. salt as per taste
  4. 1/2 knob ginger
  5. 1 green chilli
  6. 1/2 tbsp grated coconut


  1. Wash and clean the spinach leaves. Blanch it in a pot of boiling water and then put it in an ice bath. (This is the shocking process that stops the leaves from being cooked further. Squeeze out the excess water and add the spinach leaves in a mixer or food processor.)
  2. Drain the soaked rice and add it into the mixer with 1.5 cups of water (for neer dosa, the approximate ratio of rice to water is 1:3).
  3. Add the grated coconut, ginger, and salt. Process the mixer for 3-5 minutes until you get a smooth mixture. Then take it out in a wide container.
  4. Stir the mixture with a ladle. (The coating on the back of the ladle should be thin and not thick. If there is a thick deposition of rice flour on the back of ladle, you need to add some more water.)
  5. Heat a griddle or non stick pan on medium high heat. When the pan is hot, drizzle some oil into the pan. Spread it using a kitchen paper towel or half cut potato or onion.
  6. When the pan is hot, drop a ladle or more of the batter onto the pan and move the pan in circular way so as to spread the batter evenly. As you pour in the batter, you will see holes appearing on the dosa.
  7. Remember, the way of spreading neer dosa and masala dosa is different. Unlike masala dosa, we drop the neer dosa and twirl the pan clockwise to spread it like a thin crepe and don't use a ladle to spread it. Cover and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  8. After 2-3 minutes, remove the lid. When the sides of the dosa begin to rise easily with the help of flat spatula, fold the neer dosa into half and then fold this half into another half like a handkerchief, in the shape of a triangle.
  9. Serve the palak neer dosa warm immediately with spicy chutney and gravy. (In Udupi, this is a traditional breakfast and the neer dosa is served with thick mutton or chicken gravy and coconut chutney.)

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Farheen Shaikh
Farheen Shaikh   Dec-16-2017

Awesome dish

Usha R Doyijode
Usha R Doyijode   Mar-11-2017

I'm great fan f neer dosa. Its healthy n tasty. U can try maximum f 4o_ 50 varieties in dis dish. Just add raw onion jeera curry leaf, coriander n green chilles fr grinding instead f spinach

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