Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ridge Gourd - Wheat flour Spicy Dosa.

Ridge Gourd/ Heera Kai ( In Kannada language) is one of the traditional dosa from South Canara. Usually it is prepared using raw rice, coconut and some spices.
Ridge gourd is cleaned and outer layer is removed and then cut into circled shape. These pieces are dipped in spicy rice flour content and then arranged in circle shape on the hot tava. Both sides should be cooked well on medium and low flame. (The vegetable should be cooked well and it should be soft). This is the way we prepare Ridge gourd dosa.
Here is a twist. I wanted to give a healthy turn and used wheat flour instead of rice. I also have used littel rava/semolina for binding the flour well. Used some rasam powder and jaggery. The dosa was so yummy.
It is easy and quick.  Hot Spicy Ridge gourd dosas are best to eat.
 You can prepare them for breakfast or snack or for dinner.
Lets see the recipe Now:
Things Needed :
Ridge Gourd : 2 to 3.
Wheat flour : 2 cups.
Rava ( Samolina or Sooji) : 2 Table spoons.
Coconut : 2 Table spoons.
Rasam powder : 3 to 4 Tea spoons.
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Salt : Required.
Ingh : A little
Turmeric Powder : a pinch.
Tamarind pulp : 1 Table spoon.
Water : Required.
Oil : 1/2 cup.
Method :
1.  Wash and remove the edges from  Ridge gourd and remove the skin properly  from Ridge gourd and slice them thin and keep it  aside. Soak tamarind and squeeze out the pulp.
2  Mix Wheat flour, rava, tamarind pulp, salt, rasam powder, turmeric powder and grated coconut and jaggery  together. Add required water and prepare dosa dough. It should be thicker than dosa dough.
3.  Add required water and make dough (Little thicker than  Dosa consistency).
4.  Now keep a pan on the fire . Heat and spread a spoon of  oil.
5.  Dip each slice of  ridge gourd piece into wheat flour mixture and arrange it on the tava in circle shape.

 6. Spread little oil on the top and cook. (Cover dosa so that it cooks faster).
7. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.

8.Serve hot and spicy Ridge gourd dosa when it is hot.
9. Repeat the same with remaining dough and ridge gourd pieces.
   Add fresh butter on the top of ridge gourd dosa and serve.
Note :
Slice Ridge gourd in to thin pieces so that it cooks soon. You can add less or more jaggery as you wish. Cooking on the medium and low flame will give a good result. You can use ready M.T.R. rasam powder instead of home made Rasam powder. You can grind coconut, rasam powder, tamarind with little water. Mix wheat flour to this spicy coconut mixture and prepare dough.
Time : 40 Minutes. (The whole process).
Serves : 3 to 4  

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