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Ever imagined making a sweet dosa with cucumber? well, it tastes awesome. Grated tousa (big green cucumber) is combined with raw rice, coconut and jaggery, and cooked with ghee, to make aromatic tousali. This is best enjoyed fresh and hot.

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Soaking Time:  4 hours.
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Fermenting Time:  4 hours.
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Makes 8 servings
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1 cup raw rice (chawal)
3/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup grated jaggery (gur)
3/4 cup grated cucumber
4 tbsp melted ghee
1 tsp salt
oil for cooking

  1. Soak the rice for at least 4 hours in lukewarm water.
  2. Drain, wash and grind to a smooth paste along with the coconut, jaggery and 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Add the cucumber and salt and mix well.
  4. If the batter is too thick, adjust the consistency by adding enough water to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  5. Keep aside for 4 hours.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava and grease it lightly with ghee.
  7. Pour 1 ladle full of the batter on the hot tava and spread it to get a 3 to 4 mm. Thick dosa.
  8. Cover with a lid and cook only one side over a slow flame until the base is golden brown in colour and the top is firm.
  9. Remove the tousali and repeat with the remaining batter.
  10. Serve hot with ghee.
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 on 19 May 15 05:07 PM

Tousali, a sweet dosa with cucumber. The taste and the flavour is just too good. This dosa to be served, just straight from the tava.. with loads of melted ghee on top. It was just amazing.