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Heerekayi Dosa Recipe | Podi | Banana Ridge Gourd and Eggplant Dosey

Heerekayi Dosa or Podi a traditional Mangalore dish, called as  dosa which is sour, sweet and spicy. It is kind of Bonda with less oil and crispy outside!  It is a great evening snack, or breakfast or as a side dish. One Dosa batter, you can prepare balekayi/ plantain, Ridge Gourd/Heerekayi, badane kayi/eggplant dose. And no need to ferment the batter.


  • 1 each -Vegetables Balekayi, Badane kayi and heerekayi (or any one of the vegetable)
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 TBSP Chana dal
  • 1½ to 2 TBSP Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1½ TBSP Coriander seeds
  • Little tamarind (soaked in water)
  • Dried red chillies(6 guntur and 6 byadagi)
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 TBSP salt/salt to taste
  • 1 to 2 TBSP jaggery powder
  • around 1½ cup water

Also we need:

  • Skillet
  • Oil to make podi/dosa


  1. Wash and soak rice, dals, along  with coriander seeds and jeera with 1½ cups of water for minimum 2 hours.
  2. Grind it to a fine paste adding chillies,turmeric powder, coconut,jaggery, salt, and soaked tamarind(you can squeeze the tamarind juice). Add water accordingly. Keep aside for minimum half an hour.
  3. Wash and peel the skin(heerekayi and Plantain), cut into small relatively thin circular disks.
  4. Grease and Heat the skillet on medium high heat.
  5. Transfer portion of the batter to a bowl, dip the cut vegetable discs one by one placing on hot skillet arranging them next to each other.(watch the video)
  6. Put the oil generously on and around the dosa, cover it and allow it to cook for few seconds
  7. Then flip the dose and drizzle more oil (if you like) And allow it to cook .
  8. Remove the dosa from the tava and again oil it and continue the same procedure with the remaining vegetable discs.
  9. Enjoy!