Breakfast Recipes/ Dosa & Idli


Have some left over not so fresh cucumber ? Bored of eating cucumber in salads ? Then why not try ” Cucumber Dosa ” ?? Dosa from Cucumber !! Yes friends you heard it right .. its one of the famous Manglorean delicacy. This is such a yummy, easy and healthy dish that i make it often.These dosas need no fermentation . Soak…grind… and head straight to make dosas !! Crispy n thin , they taste awesome ….

In my fridge, cucumbers are always there as they are very healthy and we all love it.When fresh,they are eaten as such or in the form of salads,raitha,sandwich etc.But Once they are old, there are no takers for it. Cucumber idli and cucumber dosa are the best recipes to clear off those old cucumbers. I’ve already posted cucumber idli , today its time for cucumber dosa.The method of making these dosas is almost similar to neer dosa and tastes great with the mild flavor of cucumber.Also these dosas can be carried in lunchbox as they taste good even when cold.Try it for yourself .. i am sure you will agree with me. Here goes the recipe…


Smitha Kalluraya
Thin instant crepes made from rice flavored up with cucumber
Course Breakfast
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 Cup Dosa rice / Normal rice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cucumber
  • 2 tbsps coconut, Grated
  • 1-2 Green Chillies, Optional- Refer note
  • Coriander leaves, - little
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • to taste Salt
  • Oil, (optional)


  • Wash and soak rice for 3-4 hours.
  • Cut cucumber to big chunks.
  • Grind cucumber,coconut ,coriander leaves,chilli ,jeera and salt to a paste .
  • To the paste add soaked rice and grind it by adding little water.
  • Transfer the batter to a vessel.Add water generously such that the batter attains running consistency ( like milk ).
  • Heat a non stick saucepan. You can use non stick tawa also, but with saucepan its more easier as you can easily do round shape.
  • Once its very hot,hold the handle of the pan in left hand and pour dosa batter to the pan using right hand. Quickly rotate and tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter spreads thin covering the entire pan. If you want drizzle few drops of oil . I don't.
  • Lid the pan and cook it on a medium flame. Once its cooked,the edges of the dosa will start leaving the pan.You need not flip this dosa and cook on other sides as they are thin .Using a spatula, slowly fold it to half  and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter.Remember that while pouring the batter, pan should be very hot.
  • Serve the dosa with coconut chutney / Chutney powder / honey. Even the plain dosa tastes yum...


  1. This dosa can be made sweet,spicy or plain version. For the sweet version replace chillies with jaggery and omit cumin and coriander leaves. For the plain version just grind rice,cucumber ,coconut and salt. I normally do plain or spicy version as i dont have a sweet tooth.
  2. You can even keep the batter thick and spread the dosa with the back of the ladle, as how we do ordinary dosas. But I prefer making the batter watery... Dosas turn out thinner.
  3. If you want you can serve soft dosa by removing quickly or make it crisp by cooing it on sim for few more seconds. Either way they taste good.
  4. You can do it in iron tawa too. But its more time consuming and the kitchen becomes messy.
  5. The left over batter if any, you can keep in fridge and do dosa next day.

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  • Reply
    Pranjali Naik
    July 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    yummy looking dosa….very deliciousToday recipe: Gulkand Shake

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    July 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Simply loved these cucumber dosa…they looks so crispy ..too good dear

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    Linsy Patel
    July 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    looks so delicious and crunchy

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    Vibha Sp
    July 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    never saw very difrnt dosa , luks crispy , hav to try n taste it

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    Sony P
    July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Dosa looks thin and crispy…….. Will definitely try this!!

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    July 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Wow never thought of adding cucumber in dosa:) crispy dosa

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    Nalini Somayaji
    July 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    perfect instant tasty dosa…T

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    July 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    dosa looks so crispy.

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    Meena Kumar
    July 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Wow the dosas look really the idea of cucumber in it.

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    Sapana Behl
    July 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Very unique and crispy dosa!Please send your entries towalk through memory lane event with giveaway

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    Priya Suresh
    July 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Love to start my day with this fantastic dish.So crispy they are.

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    Ramya Venkateswaran
    July 15, 2014 at 4:46 am

    delicious greeny dosa dear

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    Veena Theagarajan
    July 15, 2014 at 5:46 am

    delicious and healthy dosa

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    Rafeeda AR
    July 15, 2014 at 6:44 am

    that sounds like a dosa my kids will love… gotta try…

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    Gauri Kulkarni
    July 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

    This has such great colour… and healthy too… will surely try this, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    July 15, 2014 at 8:06 am

    nice one..

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    Rani Vijoo
    July 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

    wow..very Innovative and healthy Idea…dosa looks very crispy and tasty…love it!

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    Priya Shiva
    July 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    wow! Lovely, crispy, healthy dosa!

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    Swathi Iyer
    July 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Cucumber dosa looks delicious next time I will try this

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    Vasudha Somayaji
    July 16, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Wow, so thin and crispy dosa.. I never knew u cud make cucumber dosa so thin…

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    Shweet Spicess
    July 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

    You got lovely space and interesting recipe to share with us!! Following you now!! Also get in touch with me at sweets&spices 🙂

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    September 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Made this for dinner tonight and it turned our great. I did some variations skipped coconut and added finely chopped onions to the batter just before making them. Tasted delicious. A good & healthy version to the regular dosas. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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    Meena M N
    December 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Wow thanks for new recipe of cucumber

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    May 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Hw much tym shud v soak rice

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    3-4 hours.. if you soak overnight also no problem

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    Sangita Shukla
    August 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    awesome dishes I really love South Indian food.

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    March 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

    can we put rice flour instead of grinding soaked rice?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 30, 2016 at 6:15 am

    ya u can

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    The Happie Friends Potpourricorner
    July 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Love this Instant dosa ..Thanks,Sharmila

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    September 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Loved this recipe will try it out ! Thanks for detailed description

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