How to make Cucumber dosa - Pureed cucumber mixed with rice flour and made into dosas.

This recipe is contributed by Member Shruthi Dinesh.

Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Rice flour (चावल का आटा)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

Cucumber dosa Recipe Card

Cucumber dosa

The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cucumber dosa Recipe

  • Cucumber pureed 1 cup

  • Rice flour 1 cup

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Green chillies finely chopped 6

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil as required


Step 1

Mix in cucumber puree and rice flour. Add one and a half cups of water to make a batter of pouring consistency.

Step 2

Let it ferment for four hours.

Step 3

Mix in asafoetida, green chillies, ginger, lemon juice, sugar and salt to taste.

Step 4

Heat an iron tawa till it becomes very hot. Sprinkle some water.

Step 5

When the water starts evaporating, wipe with a soft cloth. Lower heat.

Step 6

Sprinkle a few drops of oil and spread it with a piece of onion or potato.

Step 7

Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it as thinly as possible.

Step 8

A couple of dosas may go wrong but once the tawa gets seasoned the rest of the dosas will come out well.

Step 9

Pour oil around the dosa and let it cook till it becomes crisp at the edges and turns golden brown.

Step 10

Fold and remove. Serve hot with chutney.