Nov 10, 2006

Cucumber Dosa (Taushe doDDak)

Cucumber Dosa

Cucumber Dosa can be made sweet or spicy. Today I made the spicy version for the breakfast. This can be made with Rava or Rice. The Rava cucumber dosa is instant and does not need to be preplanned. However for the rice cucumber dosa you need to soak rice for 4-5 hrs, hence needs a little foresight.

1 cucumber
1 tbsp shredded coconut. fresh or frozen, optional
2 green chillies
small piece of ginger
1 cup rice or rava

Wash and peel the cucumber. Grate on a fine grater and set aside.

If using rice, soak rice for 4 hrs. Wash and rinse the rice a couple of times. Use the liquid from the cucumber grind the rice. When the rice is still coarse, add green chillies and ginger and grind little till they are crushed. The batter should be the consistency of the idli rava/rava. Add salt. Mix together the rice batter with the grated cucumber.

If using rava, mix the rava with the grated cucumber. Add just enough water so that the rava soaks and puffs up. Crush green chillies and ginger and add to the batter. Add salt.

Heat the griddle and make dosas. These dosas are eaten without any side dish. Optionally you can serve with sambar or pickle.

I use brown rice to make this dosa. You can use brown or white rice.


Unknown said...

Hey, My friends mom used to make this dish and I simply loved, will be trying it out 2day itself. I am so glad I found this recipe, thanks for posting it.

Amanda said...

I really enjoy checking out your blog, and have tried out a bunch of your recipes (your Mangalore chicken was fantastic).
For the cucumber dosa, I was wondering if it was okay to soak the rice overnight, or should it not go beyond 4-5 hours?


Manjula said...

Hi Manisha & Amanda,
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will come back for more.

Yes Amanda, you can soak the rice overnight. I also make it with brown rice. I just love the texture of the dosa with brown rice.
Glad you liked the chicken curry.


Unknown said...

Hi Manjula,

I am a konkani too and came across your blog recently. And I am going to be a regular visitor now on!
The cucumber toushe dodhak is one of my favourites!
Love your blog. Keep it going.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thanks for the recipe. I used semolina instead of rice and it's amazing. I just called my mom and asked her to try it.