Heerekai Sippe Dose | Ridge Gourd Peel Dosai


There are so many dosais in Karanataka that it’s astounding. When I first made my list of dosais for this month it seemed more like a Karnataka tourism promotion rather than dosais from across the country. So I reduced the number of dosais from the state but there are still so many unique and amazing dosais that simply had to be included.

Today’s dose is made with ridge gourd peel, coconut and chillies. The only time needed is to soak the rice. Then it is simply grind and cook and eat. It is also a lovely way to get kids to eat ridge gourd.

Recipe adapted from here

Makes 6-8 doses


1/2 cup Idli rice

Peel of 1 ridge gourd

2-3 tbsp grated coconut

1-2 Dried red chillies

1 small piece of jaggery

1/2 tsp Tamarind extract

2 tbsp peanuts (optional)

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp Coriander seeds


Oil / Ghee to make dose



  • Soak the idli rice in water for 4-5 hours or overnight
  • Drain the water and transfer the rice to a mixer
  • Grind it to a coarse paste
  • Add the ridge gourd peel, coconut, dried red chillies, jaggery, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and salt
  • Add sufficient water to grind it to a smooth paste
  • Heat a tava
  • Once it is hot, pour a ladle full of batter on it and spread it to a circular shape
  • Drizzle oil at the edges of the dose
  • After 1-2 minutes, use a steel spatula to disengage the dose from the tava and turn it over
  • After 1-2 minutes take the dose from the tava
  • Repeat the procedure for the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with sambhar or chutney
  • Enjoy!


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13 thoughts on “Heerekai Sippe Dose | Ridge Gourd Peel Dosai

  1. We used to make ridge gourd peel chutney and loved that unique taste. I guess this dosa will also have that flavour. With the spices added, this one is the perfect breakfast..

  2. Omg ! This is too much ! I just can’t believe the ridge gourd peel has been used to make this Dosa . Best out of waste – right ? Btw the Dosa looks lovely with that green hue .

  3. Wow, this is definitely a lovely dosa, have made chutney with ridge gourd peel but never tried a dosa with. Amazing that we can make some dosas even with those peels na. Thanks for this share Sowmya.

  4. Fabulous way to use ridge gourd in dosa, not a single bit is visible. Kids will eat without fuss. Loved it.

  5. That’s a great recipe using ridge gourd peel. kids will be certainly wooed by the beautiful green color without realising that mom is feeding them with a veggie they don’t like.

  6. Wow I have never heard nor even tasted any such type of dosa. Not a fan of ridge goued but would love to try this one.

  7. Wow Sowmya, these dosas are so sinful and green. I love the green hue and can imagine how delicious it must have been..I went with another version with the same vegetable…I think this one will be more accepted by my family…between us, we must have covered all dosas from karnataka right?

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