Monday, August 4, 2008

Cucumber Pancakes / Cucumber Dosa / Tavshe Polo

This is a quick cucumber dosa recipe which can be made in a short time. It also makes a great tiffin recipe. This dosa is had with butter and honey.

2 medium cucumbers
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
2 green chilies
2 cups rice powder
1 cup rava or semolina
3-4 tablespoon gur
3 tablespoon grated coconut (optional)
oil for frying
salt for taste

Grate the cucumbers. Finely chop green chilies and mix well with the cucumber and ginger. Mix all the other ingredients and add water to make a thick batter. Keep aside for around 30 minutes. Oil a tava or pan and spread the batter to make thick dosas.
Cook covered and then turn the dosa. Now cook uncovered once you turn the dosa over. Serve hot with butter and honey or chutney pitti. You can also have rasam or any other curry as a side dish with this dosa.

Optional: Add 1/2 teaspoon jeera seeds or seasoning of mustard seeds and turmeric. 
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3-4