Friday, July 17, 2009

Taushe Doddak - Cucumber Dosa

Little M started pre-school this week. Moved it up a bit by a few months since her sitter had to leave for India. M was all excited about going to school. Day 1 was all about skipping her way to school, singing, happy! She loved it! But it has been downhill since. Now it's reached a stage where she cries all the way to school and when I leave. I've been cutting her school short too - just 2-3 hours and will gradually increase it in the coming weeks. Wish these things were easier. I believe I used to cry my way to Kindergarten for well over a year and my mom had to literally drag me everyday! Hopefully Little M will not take after me in this aspect! :) Fingers crossed for a better next week!

Doddak is a Konkani breakfast dish, made with rava and is almost a cross between a rotti and a dosa in consistency. This recipe here is a variation made with cucumber called Taushe Doddak, adapted from here. Thanks, Manjula!

Taushe Doddak

Ingredients:

1 medium sized cucumber, grated
1 cup rava
1/2" ginger, grated
2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh grated coconut or coconut powder
salt to taste

Mix grated cucumber (mine was unpeeled) and rava together. Add the remaining ingredients. Add enough water to make a thick, almost stiff batter. Cucumber itself gives out a lot of water. A few tablespoons are all that's needed. Heat & grease a griddle. Pour a ladleful of the thick batter and spread to make a dosa. Put oil around the edges and let it cook until slightly brown on one side. Flip dosa and cook the other side. Serve with chutney and/or sambar. It is delicious just by itself, as Manjula points out. This is best had hot off the griddle, as it tends to get a bit rubbery when cool.

RCI-Udupi & Mangalore
This goes to RCI-Udupi and Mangalore cuisine, hosted by Sia of Monsoon Spice. The RCI event was started by Lakshmi. Thank you both!

57 comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wowow! soft dosa there ...Nice color ..very falvourful dosa :)

Prathibha said...

such a nice n yummy dosa vani..nice color of the roti..

Smitha said...

Looks nice and toasted..

Ann said...

All prayers for lill M..soon she will start enjoying.
Doddak looks truly yummy and healthy..

Kalaivani said...

Dosa looks crispy and yummy.I love the color.bookmarked.

Aparna said...

Hi, that was simply wonderful.
This seems like a snack my kids would enjoy immensely. And very simple to make too. Thanks for sharing.

Bong Mom said...

Hugs for both you and little M. S used to do the same for the first whole month, she would start howling right after we took the turn for her school. It is tough, more on the parents I guess.

But they get over it and have fun to no end and realize that in a couple of weeks. So soon you will find M wanting to go to school.

Suparna said...

hi vani,
Every phase has its teething problem idella passing phase ri...sari hogatte it's just a matter of time :) it's a little painful to see kids sobbing all the way to school... I pray that little M gets adjusted to school environment very soon :)
Doddak is a yummy breakfast we add a little jaggery to it too :) I love it with a drizzle of ghee on it ...yummm, nice snap vani.
Nice entry for the event.
TC

Miss M said...

Ok done deal.

I'll clean, you'll cook. :D

This looks SO yummy. You're making me hungry at 2am!

Pavithra said...

Wow looks yummy and color is really tempting me to doo...awesome bf

Sharmila said...

Just my kind of recipe ... quick and simple. Love it. Maybe your little one thought she was going on an outing the first day ... and now the routine is getting to her. Guess she'll start liking school once she has made some friends there. :-)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks lovely. love the color!!It is glowing..

~Lopa said...

It looks yummy... my mouth is watering....hehehe
recipe sounds easy and not too time consuming too.... will give it a try soon...Thanks :)

meeso said...

Wow, cucumber dosa... YUM!

Rajitha said...

i have seen this in other blogs and it looks absolutely delicious! btw. i wanted to add..i read what you wrote on the judgemental to compassionate post...and i think it resonates with me too...i truly hope i can try to see the positive in completely negative people...as you said..it is hard but i hope i can try :)

Gita said...

This dosa is very new to me...looks so crsipy and colorful...you little one must have loved it :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Beautiful colour and very tempting.

Pavani said...

Dosa looks yummy. Good luck with M's school, hope she gets used to it soon.

Priti said...

That colour is so cooling...looks delicious and so your aloo fry

Rush said...

is it a manglorean dosa? how come i never had it :(

looks super easy and yummm...will defi nitely try this next week..no need to ferment rite?
amazing!!

Rush said...

is it possible to follow ur blog?

Pooja said...

Reading your post reminded me of my kindergarten days..even my parents had to drag me everyday and not even a single day passed without me crying. Hope your little one gets adjusted fast! The dosa looks so yummy! Perfect entry!

jayasree said...

A new kind of dosa. Loved this instant dosa.

Arch said...

Doddak looks lovely...the colour is beautiful...And about lil M, dotn worry, the first week is the worst, it slowly gets better...Its more difficult for the moms...My son used to hang on to the gate and howl, it was terrible, but in about 10 days, he was ok...does take time, its their first time out there...

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. yummy dosa/.. looks really nice colour..

DEESHA said...

never made cucumber dosa .. looks lovely

K said...

Hi Vani, I was going to post my version of cucumber dosa too!
we dont add rava, instead use only rice. This one looks great!

Red Chillies said...

Aww, hugs to you and little M. I can imagine how you must be feeling. A small cry from them, breaks our heart!
I make tausha doddak at home with idli rava, need to try it with regular rava.

Parita said...

Cucumber dosa looks so delicious dear, love the color!

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments about the dish and the kid situation! It was nice reading about your experiences and how you managed it. Hopefully the 2-week mark works for Little M too. Fingers crossed!!

Vani said...

Rush - this is more a Konkani dosa. No soaking/fermenting in this version. Nice, right?
I do have followers on my blog. Not sure how they do it. Will check and let you know,

Vani said...

K - Manjula's post did mention a rice version too. Sounds good!

RC - idli rava eh? Will try it with that next time over. Thanks!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Nice twist in the dosa. Guess it tastes gr8!

Doloncookbook said...

Oh poor little M , hugs to her ... She will start liking her pre-school , once she get some friends there ...
I never heard of it but your recipe looks very tasty & healthy too ....

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yum.....nice color too....

Vani said...

Vijitha- thanks for stopping by! Yeah, this is not the usual dosa. I love the taste of this one plus of course the simplicity of it :)

Dolon - I hope she does get better about going to school soon. It's been traumatic for both of us :)

KF - thanks!

LG said...

I have to try this out soon. Looks soo good in the pic, actually I loved its color

Linda said...

Oh, I feel for you Vani... hopefully soon this too shall pass and your little darling will be skipping off happily once more :)

Love the cucumber dosa! So pretty and I am sure it tastes even better than it looks.

foodcreate said...

It's a meal that i will make over and over looks so tasty:)

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)


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Varunavi said...

Nice colour,new to me.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yes,its a cool colour,very new to me,and also sounds so simple to try !

Vani said...

LG - simple enough too. Do try :)

Linda- thanks! hoping for a better week. Let's see! :)

FoodCreate - thanks for stopping by. WIll be over to check your site

Varunavi, RK - thanks :)

perrynaik said...

Hi Vani, do you have a recipe for stuffed Okra (full size)? Thanks.

Vani said...

PN - Unfortunately, I don't have the recipe but here's a link to one that was posted recently -
http://chitra-ammas-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/07/vendakkai-masala-ladies-finger-or-okra.html

Bergamot said...

this looks lovely... have noted it down... so that i can make

Vani said...

Bergamot - thanks for stopping by and the nice comment :)

Rush said...

i just got the first dosa out of my pan...and guess wat..deliciousssss
i love ya babe...u got me back my childhood reminiscene, rememebr my amma (grandmom) making cucumber adda..tastes a little similiar.

((hugsie)))

Namratha said...

I've never tried dosa which has cucumber in it, looks good!

Vani said...

Rush - so glad you liked it, hon and that it took u down memory lane! So sweet you let me know too. Hugs right back :)

Namratha - yeah me neither until this. It was yum! Ask Rush :)

Divya Rao said...

Hey, this is one of my Mangy favourites! I haven't eaten it for ages now! It's yummy...

P Naik said...

Thanks Vani avare!

Anonymous said...

Dear Vani
Thanks for the lovely recipe. I tried it just now using semolina and it came out wonderful. Absolutely loved the texture and the taste.
Susan

priya said...

THANKS VANI FOR THIS SIMPLE YET HEALTHY RECIPE.AS ALL OF US KNOW CUCUMBER IS VERY GOOD FOR HEALTH AND IS KNOWN TO PURIFY THE ENTIRE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.THE DOSA IN THE PHOTO LOOKS LIKE AN OMELETTE SO WE CAN ACTUALLY CALL IT CUCUMBER OMELETTE.

Vani said...

Thanks for the comments, all :)

Susan - thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked it. I did too :)

Priya - Cucumber omelette- nice one! :)

Manjula said...

wow!!!! this looks yummy....would love to prepare this..

Anonymous said...

Please have a look at this video. But this is in marathi.
http://www.khadyabhramanti.com/November/Kakdiche%20Dondas.html

RAJESH

Vani said...

Thanks, Manjula

Rajesh - thanks for the link. Loved that website. I could understand most of it.