Instant Ridge gourd dosa

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                             Ready to serve Ridge gourd dosa with chutney & chutney powder

Makes 10-12 of the above size

Time taken : 45 minutes(other than soaking & grinding)

Dosa is  the quint essential morning breakfast dish of south india.  It is also the favorite of many of us.  As soon as i enter the restaurant if i am hungry  enough then i normally will not even have the patience to see the menu card but first order for either masala dosa or a rava dosa .  I have put up a variety of dosas on this blog and today i would like to put up instant ridge gourd dosa which really tastes great with any simple chutney.

Ridge gourd is a vegetable available through out the year and is very good from the point of view of health.  It is even advised for patients, lactating women and even to the growing kids.  This dosa recipe is so simple to prepare and needs no fermentation as welll.  This is my version of the recipe.

What you need to have:

1.Moongdal/Greengram dal – 1/2 cup

2. Sona masoori rice – 1 cup

3. Ridge gourd pieces – 1 cup(preferably very tender without seeds)

4. Chopped onion – 1/4 cup

5. Ginger – a small piece

6. Green chili – 1

7. Salt – as per taste

8. Chopped cilantro – 2 tablespoon(to mix)

9. Cumin seeds – 1/3 teaspoon(optional to mix)

8. Cooking oil – 2-3 tablespoons(to fry dosa)KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                      Ingredients of instant ridge gourd dosa

What you do with what you have:

1. Soak both rice and moong dal separately in water for about 2 hours. Drain water and grind all the other 7 ingredients except oil and cilantro  to a little less than fine consistency.   Add little water if necessary.  Let the batter be thick.    Add chopped cilantro to the dosa batter.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                    Grind ridge gourd dosa batter

2. Place a dosa skillet on medium flame.  On heating splash a little oil and rub it with a coconut coir or a tissue paper.  Then splash water and reduce the flame.  Spread a ladle of dosa batter to required thickness with the back of the ladle like a disc.  When done flip and fry again splashing little oil if needed.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                           Ridge gourd dosa being friedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                     Dosa being flipped to fry

3. Transfer it to serving plate and serve with any wet chutney of your choice and also chutney powder as well!!Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                   Ready to serve Ridge gourd dosa with chutney & chutney powder

Makes -10-12 of the above size

Time taken ” 45 minutes(other than soaking & grinding)

NOTE: 1.Use tender, fresh Ridge gourd (without seeds) for best results.

2. The batter should be little less than fine in consistency to turn dosa little crispy.

3. Do not add more water while grinding since both the veggie and moong dal tend to to turn the batter watery later on.

4. The remaining batter can be pushed in the refrigerator and should be consumed the very next day itself.


2 thoughts on “Instant Ridge gourd dosa

    Divya Shankar said:
    January 17, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Hello Aunty, Do you grind raw onion along with rice and rest of ingredients, will the raw smell of onion affect the taste of dosa?

    prathibalrao responded:
    January 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Divya,

    You get a rather pleasant aroma of onions and will taste yummyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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