Here's a quick, easy recipe for breakfast. Cucumber, semolina pancakes that gets ready in 20 minutes. These dosas are usually prepared for breakfast at home, especially when we have to make a quick breakfast. Perfect for a busy weekday. These dosas can be served as a tea time snack too.
This cucumber, semolina pancake can be made both sweet and spicy. Spicy for the elders at home and sweet ones for your kids. That's how it was in our house. :-) As kids, I and my cousins loved the sweet, tiny cucumber pancakes my aunt made for us. Your kids will definitely love these dosas be it for breakfast or as a snack. For the elders serve the spicy dosas as-is or with any pickle.
These cucumber dosas are called as thoushe dodaka in Konkani. Thick dosa's are called dodaka in Konkani. Thoushe means cucumber hence, the name thoushe dodaka - dosas made with cucumber.
Here you go, a recipe that's perfect for your family, your kids, breakfast and tea time snacks.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Method of preparation:
1. Peel and grate the cucumber. If you don't want cucumber seeds in your dosas then deseed the cucumber and then grate it.
2. In a bowl mix grated coconut, grated cucumber, semolina, finely chopped fresh coriander, finely chopped green chillies and salt.
3. Add just enough water for the semolina to soak and mix well. The batter should be thick and not watery.
4. Allow the batter to stand for 5-10 minutes so that the semolina gets soaked up.
5. Heat up a frying pan, give the batter a good mix and make small, round dosas on the frying pan by spreading a ladle full of batter. For crisp dosas, flatten the dosas as much as possible by spreading the batter using the ladle. For soft dosas keep them a little thick. Fry the dosas on both sides with oil until they are cooked through. For crisp dosas fry them for an extra minute.
6. Serve hot dosas as-is or with a pickle or with a coconut chutney.
Sweet Thoushe Doddak - The sweet version of cucumber, semolina dosas
For the sweet version of thoushe doddak/cucumber dosas, add powdered jaggery or sugar to the batter instead of green chillies. Mix well and allow them to dissolve. Amount to be added depends on how sweet you would like your dosas to be.
You can exclude the coriander and rest of the ingredients and steps of making the dosa remains the same as above.
Make tiny round dosas and serve them hot. Kids will surely love them. :-)
Let me know which version did you enjoy the most. The sweet or the spicy dosas.
Do try other Konkani cuisine dosas. Few other Konkani style pancakes - called as doddak's in Konkani (meaning thick dosas in Konkani) you might like:
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