Vellarikai Dosai / Cucumber Dosai

A very good morning:-)
A little prelude to why I came up with this blog post!!!!
A typical day/night scenario at my home……..
It is 10 PM. Everyone is busy/relaxing in front of one screen or the other.Veena missing in action..
KK(shouts):Veena……..blogging again?????
Me::-( I wish!!!!Planning for tomorrow’s menu(frantically searching for some key ingredients)
Me(to my daughter):What do you want for breakfast?????
Daughter: Anything mom……..
Me:This sounds trouble…..
Daughter: NO NO NO
Me: upma?
Me: Dosai????????
Daughter: Yup…….but not the regular one
Me: ah!trouble again:-(
MY mom calls now: Veena…had dinner?
Me: yes ma
Mom: What for breakfast?
Me: You too BRU…Mom???. She understands that I need help………..
Mom listens to all my breakfast woes and suggest this recipe
As a dutiful daughter I listen,prepare it and serve with all the apprehension in the world and wait till they taste it
Daughter; Mom…….yummmmmm, very nice
Me: :-)….all smiles….Today seems to be good!!!
Mom calls again: veena…how was it?
Me: They loved it ma..thank you
Mom:I knew it…You should prepare a variety veena, not the same usual stuff!!
Me: Huh!!!Today is not a great day indeed:-(….
Anyway…..this ritual in my house is a regular affair and my mom seems to be my eternal saviour!!!!!Since Valli announced the theme for this marathon both my daughter and my mom seem to be very happy…….Am I??????yup…learning new recipe:-)

Raw rice 1 cup
Cucumber 1 (big)
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Green chilli 2
Salt to taste

Soak the rice in water for 2 hours
Peel the cucumber. Taste to see the bitterness. Remove the seeds and chop it very finely.
Drain the rice and grind all the ingredients together. The Batter will not be very smooth.Add enough water while grinding to make the batter a little runny. If it is thick , it will not be possible to spread the dosa.
Heat and grease a non-stick tava with oil.
Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava and spread it using a circular motion, to make a thin dosai, keeping it in very low flame
Drizzle a little oil on the sides and cook.
When the lower side turns a little brown. turn over and cook on the other side
Repeat with the remaining batter to make those yummy dosas
Serve hot with chutney.
If you have a picky eater at home like my daughter, try this…all probability that they will like it:-)

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This is the first time I hear of cucumber dosa but this seems a promising breakfast item.Will ask my daughter to try it out.

I liked your interesting prelude introducing this item through a dialogue laced with humour.I wish all your posts carry such a prelude.You write very well,Veena

Guess what veena, here too mom helped me plan for the dosa varieties.I bet they understand our need to try out[and blog] new recipes.I had wanted to prepare this dosa but never made it so far. Yours looks delish:)

Veena, Moms are always our saviors! Loved your conversation. It's the same in my home too..and as you know all my recipes are either from my mom or it's interesting to know it's the same in others place too..will be looking forward to read your dosa creations..

Its always a challenge to come out with new varieties right.. Now i realize, i was the same & i think i haven't changed much,,i always tell my mother make somethin different today :D.. Have heard of this dosa but never tried..good one veena 🙂

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At least you are serving breakfast to your family, I give them bread, cornflakes, oats and granola most of the time. Great dosa and a very nice write up 🙂

a new one for me..quite a variation…n yes hubbys feel we r always blogging!!..while the kids are always demanding something new…thnks to the blog world!!..learning lot of new stuff:)

Very very new dish for me. Will definitely try it. By the way can we add rice flour instead of raw rice n make a thick batter n grind all others ingredients in mixer? And ur conversation with ur mom n daughter really good…

Can't resist commenting about your wonderful(hitherto unknown) ability to write other than being an obedient daughter and dutiful mother!! Ofcourse if you keep posting like this I will have nothing else to do but copy your dishes the next day!!

Nice write up thinking of my mum now, I love cucumber dosa too.., I have twins a boy and a girl, boy loves Dosa's and girl loves Idli's, I love trying out new varities!, Looks yummy..,

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