Monday, February 3, 2020

SOUTHEKAYI DOSA

SOUTHEKAYI DOSA

As is commonly known, in the South of India we make many types of dosas, which continue to be a popular item on the breakfast table. For readers from abroad who may not be familiar with this crepe like goodie, for the young living alone and others new to cooking, here's the link for making the plain and simple Dosa. 

For those looking for more variety, elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for :-
Today's recipe is for an easy to make dosa from my Home State of Karnataka called "Southekayi Dosa".  Southekayi is the name, in Kannada, for Cucumber, a vegetable with numerous health benefits

This dosa goes particularly well with a chutney made with Thuar Dal which we call Thogari Bele Chutney in Kannada.  I am posting this recipe separately in the next post. 

I have adapted this recipe from Instant Cucumber Dosa  in Namma Adige, a popular Kannada Cooking Channel.

Tips:-
  • When grinding the raw rice etc in the mixer, don't add too much water as the grated cucumber added in the next step will release its own juice/water
  • Don't add Eno Fruit Salt to the batter too early. You must add it just before you actually start making dosas
We had Southekayi Dosas for breakfast and they tasted great! 




Ingredients:-
  • Southekayi,  (Cucumber) Medium-size,  1
  • Raw Rice/ Dosa Rice, 250 gms
  • Green Chillies, 4
  • Ginger, 1/2 " piece
  • Coriander Leaves, a handful
  • Lime Juice, 1 tbsp
  • Eno Fruit Salt, 1/4 tsp 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required to make dosas
Method:-

Wash and soak the raw rice in adequate water for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Then discard the excess water.
Wash, peel and grate the cucumber. Discard the seeds. Keep the grated cucumber aside
In a mixer jar, grind together the soaked raw rice, green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves to a coarse paste/ batter adding very little water
To this add the grated cucumber and grind briefly for about 30 seconds
Transfer the contents to a bowl
Mix in the lime juice, salt to taste and Eno Fruit Salt
Adjust the consistency by adding water if required. The batter should be of pouring consistency and not be too thick or too dilute.
The batter for the Southekayi Dosa is now ready
Heat a tawa and when it is hot pour a ladleful of the batter
Spread the batter in a circular manner to form the dosa
Add oil around the dosa and cook covered on medium heat till one side gets done
Then flip, cover and cook the other side
Serve with chutney of your choice, preferably with Thogari Bele ( Thuar Dal) Chutney


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