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Watermelon Rind Dosa

Watermelon rind dosa is coastal Karnataka special breakfast recipe. Glutenfree, vegan dosa. Delicious without any after taste of rinds. Try this summer recipe using watermelon rind otherwise thrown as kitchen waste.
Prep Time10 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time10 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: karnataka
Keyword: Coastal karnataka, dairy free, dosa, Glutenfree, Karnataka, South Indian, Vegan, Watermelon
Servings: 5 people
Author: Pavithra M Adiga


  • Mixer grinder
  • Iron Dosa Tawa


  • Dosa rice - 2 cups
  • Urad dal or dehusked split black gram – 3 tbsp
  • Methi seeds or fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Thick poha or thick flattened rice – 4 tbsp
  • Watermelon rind pieces - 1 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil as required
  • Water as required


Soaking the ingredients

  • Clean the rice, urad dal, methi seeds, poha for any dust or pest.
  • Add water, wash them and soak in water for 4 to 5 hours.


  • After soaking, using a mixer grinder, grind the ingredients with watermelon pieces to thick batter.
  • Add soaked water little by little while grinding, do not add too much water.
  • Batter should be flowy consistency not too thick or thin. Next step would be to ferment the batter.

Fermentation of batter

  • Ground batter should be kept closed and fermented in warm place for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Next morning add salt, add water if batter is too thick and mix well. Now this is ready to make tasty dosa.

Dosa making

  • Apply oil on iron tawa and heat on high heat. Sprinkle little water on the tawa, wipe with a kitchen tissue or cloth.
  • Turn the heat to low and pour a ladle full of batter on hot tawa.
  • Spread the batter in circular way, close a lid and cook the dosa for a minute on medium heat.
  • Sprinkle oil on dosa and cook for few more seconds. We need not flip the dosa, fold it and serve hot dosa to your family and enjoy!!




  1. Use good quality dosa rice and urad dal to make the batter.
  2. Add only white part of rind to make the batter. Do not add green peel, it makes the batter bitter in taste.
  3. For crispy dosa serve immediately, it becomes soft when it cools down.
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