Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe-Ridge Gourd Dosa Recipe

A diabetic friendly breakfast dish made by dipping the ridge gourd and placing it together to form a dosa shape - You can use the skin of the ridge gourd and make a chutney with it and serve along with this dosa.

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Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe-Ridge Gourd Dosa Recipe
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Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe (Ridge Gourd Dosa Recipe) is a famous coastal Karnataka dish which is also locally known as Heerekai Pathrode and Heerekai Chatti. It is also known by the name of Beerakaya Dosa.

The recipe does not follow the actual method of making a crispy thin dosa but rather the thin round stripes of ridge gourd are dipped in the dosa batter and placed together to form a dosa shape.

Ridge gourd is a diabetic friendly vegetable that creates the perfect breakfast dish for people who seeking to eat healthy.

Serve the Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe along with Peerkangai Thogayal  or Tomato Onion Chutney

If you are looking for more Dosa recipes here are some:

  1. Oatmeal Dosa Recipe (Savoury Oatmeal Breakfast Crepes)
  2. Homemade Crisp Ghee Roast Dosas
  3. Ragi Oatmeal Dosa Recipe (Finger Millet and Oatmeal Crepes)

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

500 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

520 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Ridge Gourd (Turai/ Peerkangai) , skin peeled and cut into thin rounds
  • 1 cup Dosa rice
  • 1 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 tablespoon Green Moong Dal (Whole) , whole
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • Ingredients to grind it along with Dosa batter
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 5 tablespoon Fresh coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 5 grams Tamarind
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe-Ridge Gourd Dosa Recipe

  1. To begin making the Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe soak the rice along with chana dal, green gram and fenugreek seeds with enough water for about 8 hours.

  2. Grind the soaked rice and lentils along with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, turmeric powder, fresh coconut, jaggery, tamarind and salt. Grind into a smooth batter. 

  3. Do not keep the batter too runny or too thick. Add it to a large bowl and keep it ready.

  4. Heat a dosa tawa, dip the ridge gourd in the dosa batter just like Bajji and place one in the center and place more ridge gourd rounds dipped in batter around the center next to each other to form a flower-like pattern on a moderately hot tava that has been seasoned with oil.

  5. Fill the gaps with little batter, drizzle some oil, cover and cook the dosa on a low to medium flame. Cook a little extra since you need the vegetable to cook through.

  6. Now gently flip the dosa and cook on the other side. Do the same for the rest of the ridge gourd pieces. 

  7. Serve the Karnataka Style Heerekai Dosa Recipe along with Peerkangai Thogayal  or Tomato Onion Chutney