Watermelon Dosa

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Watermelon which is a wonderful fruit loved by one and all not only quenches the thirst but is also filling. I have already put up the watermelon juice and today I would like to put up Dosa with the top red pulpy and juicy portion of the fruit. It tastes really yummy and is easy to prepare. Here it goes.

What you need to have:

1. Grated water melon – 2 cups

2. Sona masuri raw rice – 2 cups

3. Fresh grated coconut – 1/2 cup

4. Chopped jaggery – As per taste (i have added 1/2 cup)

5. Salt – to taste (i have added 1/8th spoon)

Fresh Water melon

Raw rice soaked in grated water melon

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash Sona Masuri rice and drain water. Wash and peal watermelon and just grate the upper red pulpy and juicy portion of the fruit. Soak washed sona masuri rice in it as shown in the image 2 for about 2 hours. If the juice is not sufficient to soak rice one can add normal water to it.

2. Grind soaked rice with fresh grated coconut in the grinder adding required quantity of water in steps to a very fine and thin consistency. Add required quantity of chopped jaggery and also a pinch of salt to it. Allow it to ferment overnight  for around 8-10 hours. (Make the batter very thin adding around 3-4 glasses of extra water so that the batter should be a free fall from the spatula and  on fermenting the next day it will be fine.)

Watermelon dosa dough

3. On fermenting the dough would be as shown in the image below.

Fermented Dosa batter

4. Place a dosa skillet on medium flame with a teaspoon of pure ghee on it. On melting pour a tablespoon of the dough on it. Close it with a lid.

Dosa batter being spread on the skillet

5. When closed with a lid dosa is done and one can see it being done fluffy and with a lot of holes on it.

Dosa being done

6. Serve hot with pure ghee and the chutney powder of your choice. Here is a choice of dry chutney powders if you please.

Ready to serve Watermelon dosa with pure ghee & chutney powder

Number of Dosas: 15

How long it takes: – 45 minutes (other than fermenting etc.,)


10 thoughts on “Watermelon Dosa

    Tes said:
    June 19, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Wow what an interesting recipe. It looks so amazing. I really love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Tes,

      Since Water melon is available now you can try it out i think!!!!!!

    saranya said:
    June 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hello Madam!

    Another different recipe! I have a question – with 1/2 cup of jaggery and 2 cups of watermelon, did the dosa taste sweet?


      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

      Hi Saranya,

      Always Jaggery as per taste and one more thing Water melon is so sweet that we use both the pulp and juice for it. One can add jaggery as per one’s palate.. This quantity given in the recipe makes dosa of medium sweetness.

    vanamala said:
    June 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Nice recipe..

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 22, 2010 at 7:42 am

      Hi Vanamala,

      Thanx a lot for your comments.

    Roshni said:
    June 22, 2010 at 2:18 am

    We make this spicy with Red Chillies, Coriander Seeds, Coconut and lil Jaggery.
    We remove the red portion of the Water Melon as fruit part and scrape out the non red portion of the remaining water melon to make the Dosa Batter.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 22, 2010 at 7:35 am

      Hi Roshni,

      Your option of making spicy dosa could be another option . This is only sweet dosa with the red portion of the fruit.

    sona said:
    June 23, 2010 at 3:58 am

    it turned out very well. it was rather tasty and the dosa came out very well. thanks for the wonderful recipe

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      Hi Sona,

      Thanx a lot for your lovely feed back.

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