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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sowthekai Dose (Cucumber Dosa)

A quick post for Srivalli's Dosa Mela!! phew... I made it just on time, thank God!!! :D

Mangaloreans are famous for the numerous varieties of dosas they make. Give them any veggie or greens, and they can come up with a dosa!! Healthy, you say?? Yes, indeed!!! And the best part is that, most of the dosas they make need no fermentation!!! Soak...grind... and make dosas immediately!! Sowthekai/Southekai (cucumber in English) dosa is one such mangalorean dosa variation.... This dosa brings out the mild flavor of cucumber, blended with fresh coconut and rice! This one is going out to Srivalli from Cooking for all Seasons for the Dosa Mela event. Thanx Srivalli for hosting :). And btw people,


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1 cup White rice (Washed and soaked in water for 5-6 hours OR overnight)

2 tbsp Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

1/2 of big sized Cucumber, peeled and cut into 2" chunks

2-3 tbsp Grated cucumber (optional)

Salt as per taste

2-3 tsp oil


  1. Grind the soaked while rice, grated coconut and the cucumber chunks to a smooth paste.
  2. Add salt, water and mix well; Add enough water to make it a watery mix, with similar consistency as butter milk or Uppu Huli Dosa / Neeru Dosa batter.
  3. Heat a non stick tava on medium heat; Sprinkle a few drops of oil over it; Once hot, take a ladle full of dosa batter and spill all over the tava little by little. Tilt the tava to spread evenly. However, you will NOT be able to spread the batter with the back of the ladle like the usual dosa batter as it is very watery.
  4. Spread some grated cucumber from the top; Sprinkle few more drops of oil on the dosa and cook covered until done; It might take a couple of minutes.
  5. Once done, fold the dosa into half and then to another half to form a triangle. Note that this dosa is to be cooked only on one side.
  6. Remove from stove and serve hot with any chutney/saagu or side dish of your choice.

Note: You can even keep the batter thick and spread the dosa with the back of the ladle, like how you would do for ordinary dosas with urad dal. But I prefer making the batter watery... Dosas turn out thinner and softer this way!

Makes: About 6-8 dosas;

Prep Time: About 20-30 mins (excluding soaking time)


Vanamala Hebbar said...

something new .. nice dose. I tried your neeru dose came out well.

Kalai said...

Looks great! Nice use of cucumber! :)

Archy said...

Thats true Ramya.. We make dosa from fruits/veg !! that's the speciality of mangalore :)!!

Lovely pic Dear !! Great entry !!
My mom makes different variety dosa's!! I love this dosa but sweet version !!

Dori said...

Sounds great with the cucumber!

Richa said...

dosa's look so soft, yum :)

Sagari said...

cucumber dosa is a very new recipe ramya ,looks soft and yummy

Finla said...

Dosa with cucumber , this is new to me.
Looks delicious

ranji said...

i love cucumber dosa..urs look so mouth watering delicious:)....
and yes i studies in MIT,manipal..was in architecture-09-04..looks like u were 1 yr senior to me:)..we must have definitely seen each other in hostel if u were staying in hostel:)...really happy to have met u here...

Cham said...

Dosa with cucumber totally new. They look pretty white and delicious.

Lakshmi said...

sowthekayi dose looks yumm Ramya. I think there is some problem with the feeds. Even my updates are not seen on TOI!

Archana Doshi said...

Never tried something like this. This is so simple and will fit into my sons lunch as well. It would be a perfect recipe for the event I am hosting - I would love for you to send this recipe for my event - ONE DISH MEALS. Check my site or the link below for more details.

Anonymous said...

Hi Remya
this dosa is new to me,sounds good will try it soon,happy new year...


Kana said...

Definately in my to try list!

Anonymous said...

This is a recipe which probably is not a Mangalore special cos I am a total Bangalorean and my mom prepares this dosa with Bnagalore's cucumber and not the Mangalore cucumber(bend southe). And she has learnt this recipe from her mother who is from Turvekere and its a very common dish there. Neer dose might be a Mangalore dish but not this definitely.