Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ashgourd Dosa

Ok, now you have saved that ash gourd pulp after making majjige huLi, right? Well, soak some rice and dal for a soft, and fluffy dosa! Don't waste any edible part of any veggies, is my policy! Especially if it can be converted into a new variety of dosa! Though i'm not a big fan of this actually nice and healthy veggie, i never say no to it in dosa form!
Go ahead and make these and you'll surely love it!
Ash gourd Dosa

Preparation time : 30 min, excluding time for soaking
Cooking time : 2 min per dosa
Serves : 4

Dosa Rice - 2 cups
Ash gourd (inner part) - 2 cups (chopped into chunks, deseeded)
Beaten Rice / Avalakki - ½ cup
Urad dal - 1 Tbsp
Salt - ¾ th tsp or according to taste
Cooking oil - to make dosas

• Soak the rice & dal in enough amount of water for 4-6 hours, and soak avalakki for about 15 minutes
• Chop and deseed the ash gourd
• Grind the rice-dal mixture along with avalakki and the ash gourd in a mixie or grinder and prepare a smooth batter. Batter should be like a thick milkshake.
• Let the batter ferment overnight or for about 8-10hours. Batter would slightly rise by then.
• Add salt to the batter & mix well.
• Heat the griddle
• When the griddle is hot, smear a few drops of oil
• Pour 1 to 1 ½ Tbsp of batter on the griddle. Do not try to spread it thin like for normal dos. Just allow it to spread itself or slightly spread it, making a thick pan cake like dosa
• Cook on medium heat, covering.
• Turn over the dosa and cook on the other side too, till it becomes light golden brown
• Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Tips n Tricks:
• Do not cook the dosa on high flame. They’ll not be done in the middle but get brown on the outer layer, since these are thick

Sending this to Akila's event: Dish name starts with A.


  1. Fabulous looking dosa...thanks for sharing..

  2. Thats something new and so different, would love to have that...

  3. dosa looks super soft n yummy ...i too make dosas with ash gourd ...urs looks more perfect


  4. very innovative dish..looks healthy and delicious.

  5. Hey yes,my Mom used to save the seedy flesh for the dosas, and what soft spongy dosas this would make!! Perfect to carry in the lunch box!!

  6. These dosas are ideal for packing for lunch, looks like Set Dosa, will try, thnx:)

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