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Neer dosa is a delicacy from of Tulu nadu region in Karnataka part of Udupi Cuisine. 'Neer' is the word for water in Tulu and 'Neeru' is the word for water in Kannada. It literally means 'Water Dosa'. It is a crepe made from batter and is relished with a spicy curry and coconut chutney. I was introduced to this dish by my inlaws who belong to Bunt community from mangalore. Since then, I prepare it often for morning breakfast or evening snacks. It's a effortless recipe and the dosa batter does not require any fermentation. It is a very light and crispy dosa dish and can be served in breakfast as well. This dosa recipe is very quick and easy to make as it doesn’t need fermentation. There are only 2 tricks which can help you make a perfect dosa, first the appropriate amount of water and second is the art of making it. The type of rice used in making it also plays a vital role in preparing thin and crispy dosa. The most appropriate utensil to be used for making a perfect dosa is a well-seasoned cast iron pan. Neer Masala Dosa can be another innovation to this dish which is actually quite healthy and nutritious. Even though a lot of variations of this dosa exists, basically it needs only two ingredients, i. e., rice flour and a little bit of salt. Neer Dosa is high in carbohydrates and does not contains any saturated fats. Neer Dosa tastes best when served with coconut chutney, sambar, rasam pickle, sweetened coconut milk or even rasayana prepared using mango.