Benne dose

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Davanagere benne dosa
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Alternative name(s) Davanagere butter dosa
Place of origin India
Region or state Davangere
Main ingredient(s) Rice, butter

Benne dosa or benne dose (Kannada: ಬೆಣ್ಣೆದೋಸೆ) is a type of dosa which traces its origin from the city of Davangere in Karnataka. The term "benne dosa" in English language means "butter dosa". This type of dosa is made up by just the addition of butter while making normal dosa. It is similar to masala or set dosa but smaller in size, made out of rice batter and lots of butter. It is served with liberal helpings of butter sprinkled on it. This makes the dish enticing in both flavour and fragrance.

Some of the variants of the benne dosa:

  • Benne khali dosa
  • Benne open dosa
  • Benne masala dosa

Today, benne dosa is almost synonymous with the city of Davangere and has found its own well-deserved place in the menu cards of all well-known restaurants in Karnataka. It has also found its distinct place in the cuisine of the Indian diaspora abroad. There are also restaurants in Singapore and USA that serve this specialty dish of Davangere.[1][2][3]

A view of making benne dosa at Davangere.

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