Friday, June 26, 2020



In Konkani, cucumber is called, 'Taushe." This is called Southekayi in Kannada, Kheera in Hindi, and Kakdi in Marathi. We make many dishes using cucumber ranging from dosa to salads.

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For breakfast or as a heavy snack, we make a thick dosa-like bhakri using cucumber and semolina (sooji or rava) called Taushya Bhakri.

There are several types of rava available, I use the medium rava for making bhakri. For best results, choose a tender cucumber as it will have less seeds.

Some people add a bit of sugar too but I usually don't as we like the bhakris to be more spicy, hence the use of 5 chillies!

Making Taushya Bhakri with one cup of rava gave me 3 bhakris as seen in the picture below.

  • Taushe ( Cucumber) Medium-sized, 1 or about 200 gms
  • Medium Rava/ Sooji (Semolina), 1 cup
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies, 3-5, as per taste. I use 5 as we like it spicy. 
  • Ginger, 1/2 " piece to be grated 
  • Hing ( Asafoetida), 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required for making bhakris


Wash the cucumber, snip off the two ends, 
Peel and grate the cucumber, remove the seeds if they are not tender
Grate the ginger 
Crush together the green chillies and grated ginger to a coarse paste
In a bowl, mix together the grated cucumber, ginger-chilli paste, asafoetida, rava, fresh coconut gratings, coriander leaves, and salt, to form a dough
Do not add any water as the cucumber will leave it's own juice  

Keep the dough aside for about 10 minutes

Make equal sized balls of the dough so that each ball will be used to make one bhakri 

Prepare the tawa by heating it, lightly grease it, and sprinkle a little water - when it sizzles it means the tawa is ready to make the bhakris
Place a ball of dough on the heated tawa, lightly wet your fingers and flatten the dough gently to form a bhakri

Drizzle a little oil on top and on the sides of the bhakri and cook till one side is done
When it is turns slightly golden and is fully cooked, flip and cook the other side as well
Transfer to serving plate
Serve the Taushya Bhakri with butter, chutney powder, or chutney of your choice.

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