Davangere Benne Dose /Butter Dosa/Vennai Dosai

For the final day of fermented dosa varieties in Cooking Carnival is, Karnataka popular Benne Dosa.Benne means butter in Kannada.
Davangere is a place in Karnataka and its popular for this butter dosa and hence the name.The use of generous amount of butter makes this dosa special and gives a nice unique taste to this dosa.
This dosa is slightly different from the regular plain dosa batter in the preparation and also served with potato palya(curry) and  a spicy coconut chutney.
Usually this dosa is on the thicker side and also get a very nice golden color due to the addition of rice flakes and puffed rice.Off to the recipe.......

                                                                        Davangere Benne Dose/Butter Dosa

   Basic Information

   Recipe Source ~ Chef and her kitchen
   Preparation time ~ 35- 40 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 3-4 hours
   Fermentation time ~ 8-10 hours
   Cooking time ~ 2 -3 minutes/dosa
   Makes ~ 14-16 dosas



Raw rice/pacharisi
2 cups
Idly rice
1 cup
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1/4 cup
Rice flakes/poha
1/4 cup
Puffed rice/pori/murmura
1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds/venthayam
1 tsp
2 tsp
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1/4 cup to cook dosa

  Mix it to the fermented batter before making Dosa

All purpose flour/maida
2 tbs
1 tsp
Baking soda
a pinch


  • Soak the rice,uradhal,fenugreek seeds,puffed rice and rice flakes together after rinsing it for couple of times.After soaking completely drain the water and grind till it becomes smooth.Now chop the green chillies and add it to the batter and grind it for a minute.Transfer  to a bowl,add salt and mix it well.Keep it in a warm place for 8-10 hours or overnight for fermentation.
  • Next day or after the fermentation mix the batter well and set it aside.Meanwhile mix the all purpose flour,sugar and cooking soda with little water and add it to the fermented batter.Mix it well and adjust the consistency with water.It should not be too thick or thin.
  •  Heat a griddle and one it becomes hot ,add a drop of oil and wipe it off with a paper and keep the flame in high.Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it to a slightly thicker circle.Reduce the flame and cook it for a minute.
  • After a minute,drizzle generous spoon of butter and cook it in a high flame to get even browning for 30 seconds.Flip it to the other side and cook it for 30 seconds.Remove it from the griddle.
  •  Serve it  with  coconut chutney and aloo palya

  • Do not spread the dosa to a thin crepe.
  • After flipping the dosa if needed drizzle some butter.Also add the butter on the sides of the dosa and not on the top of the dosa.
  • I recommend to use an iron griddle to make the dosa.


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Mouthwatering benne dosa. I have heard of poha being use but seeing puffed rice for the first time, and that to in more quantities than both urad and poha.

Love the look of the dosa, Nalini. Even I have never used puffed rice in dosa batter.

Recently I made this too very tasty recipe.. Tempting presentation

Yummilicious .. This was our breakfast last Sunday ! We simply love it . Come out real nice Nalini

Wow ! The dosa looks fantastic , it has a ombré look , wow ! I am simply in love with your dosas ,

i was worried when u said butter thinking i may have to let go this recipe ...but that quantity is not scary...puffed rice is unusual addition..i have tasted the davangere dosa before and loved it..happy to have this recipe now

OMG what a tempting dosa Nalini. Your pics are just perfect. I'm literally drooling over the pics here.

Awesome dosas Nalini. You have done a fabulous job this week. I loved all your fermented dosas..

You are killing me with your stunning dosas Nalini.

I had this for a guest post. One of my favorite dosa. Love it.

Your dosa collection is marvelous and each and every dosai is so mouthwatering. Love the recipe and looks of the dosai.

Am ready to die for a plate of this crispy butter dosa, love it to the core.

The dosa platter looks really inviting.

Takes me back to my college days when we used to have this dosa in a small shack. Will love to make this soon.

Perfectly crisp dosas and such captive images. Love love love :)

the butter dosa must be very crispy and flavorful with all that butter.

Aww man, that is so tempting, lunch time here, i m still waiting for my hubby to join us and reading your post, making me even more hungry now!!! Awesome nalini, great job with all the varieties of dosas!!!!

What an awesome dosa Nalini...this was one of those dosas that I had to make again immediately..your pictures are making me want to cook them again!

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