Since most of my readers love my dosa recipes, here is one more of my favourite. This dosa too is a Konkani speciality but I have changed it according to my family’s taste.
Cucumber dosa uses very few basic ingredients and takes very less time to make but is filling and tastes delicious. Both my kids enjoy it with butter and when kids love anything healthy, it is bound to be a winner.
Here’s sharing the recipe. Hope you all will love it. Happy and healthy cooking!
Ingredients: (Makes around 6 dosas)
1 1/2 Cups grated Cucumbers (read Notes below for more details)
3 Green chillies
1 inch Ginger (grated)
2 Cups Wheat Semolina/ Rava/ Sooji
1/2 Cup Wheat flour
1/2 Cup freshly grated Coconut
1 Tbsp Jaggery powder
Salt to taste
Buttermilk or curd or water to dilute the batter
Ghee or oil to cook the dosa
Step by step recipe:
1. Grate cucumbers in a large mixing bowl. Add grated ginger and green chillies.
2. Add semolina, wheat flour, coconut, jaggery and salt.
3. Dilute the batter using buttermilk or you could add around 1/4 cup Curd with water or you could use only water to make the batter. Do not add a lot of water. The batter needs to be thick.
4. Heat a dosa pan and add a ladle full of batter into the pan. Spread it using the ladle into a thick dosa.
5. Cover and cook till top portion cooks. Add ghee or oil as desired.
6. Flip and cook for few seconds. Remove and serve hot with butter or ghee.
* I have used English cucumbers which do not have big seeds and needs no peeling. But if you are using Indian cucumbers, they do need peeling and removal of seeds. Grate after that.
* Wheat flour and coconut are optional and won’t make much of a difference if not used.
* I dilute the batter with buttermilk or curd just because I like the tangy flavour in my dosa but you could use just water if you don’t like sour flavour.
* You could make the batter at night and refrigerate till use in the morning. I do that most of the time. It lasts well for two days if refrigerated.
* This dosa is traditionally made as a thick bhakri while spreading on a banana leaf and transferring on the dosa pan. I have been making them as dosas since many years now because they are easier and less time consuming. Also, they come out softer in texture which my family loves.
Do let me know if you have any doubts on my facebook page and I would be happy to help.