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Tousali typically refers to pancakes made with a batter of rice, coconut and cucumber. While Tousali can be spicy or sweet, this mildly sweet version that includes jaggery is a real winner because of its rustic aroma and flavour.

The appetizing aroma of jaggery intensifies when cooked with ghee, luring your family to the table even before you announce the meal!

A little salt added to the batter helps highlight the sweetness of jaggery, while coconut and cucumber provide a juicy crunch to it.

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Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting Time:  4 hours.   Cooking Time:     Makes 10 tousalis
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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
salt to taste
melted ghee for greasing and cooking

  1. Soak the rice in enough lukewarm water in a deep bowl for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, add the coconut, jaggery and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the cucumber and salt and mix well.
  4. Cover the batter with the lid and keep aside to ferment for 4 hours.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with melted ghee.
  6. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the hot tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to form a 100 mm. (4”) diameter thick circle.
  7. Cook on a medium flame, using a little ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 9 more tousalis.
  9. Serve immediately.

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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.