firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup rice, 2 tbsp urad dal, ½ tsp methi and 7 dried red chilli for 4 hours.
drain off the water and transfer to the mixi.
add ½ cup coconut, 2 tbsp coriander seeds and 1 tbsp cumin.
also, add ¼ cup jaggery, small ball sized tamarind, ½ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt.
blend to smooth paste adding water as required.
transfer the batter into a large bowl. this batter is called as uppu puli dose batter or uppu huli dosa batter.
now take 1 large ridge gourd and peel the skin of it.
slice the ridge gourd to medium thickness. you can keep it slightly thin if you wish.
now dip the heerekai slice into batter and place on tawa.
start placing the slices forming a circle dosa.
add 1 tsp oil and cover the dosa and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
once the dosa is cooked from the bottom, flip over and roast.
roast both the sides until the dosa is cooked completely.
finally, enjoy heerekai dosa with coconut oil or butter.