Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tausali (Cucumber Dosa)

Tausali is a very popular Konkani breakfast.  It is a rice based dosa and the secret ingredient which goes in it is the cucumber. Last year I had posted a recipe for cucumber dosa using semolina (which can be made instantly). This is one more way of making cucumber dosas.

The speciality of this dosa is- it can be made sweet or non sweet. Today I have posted the non sweet version. Both of them taste good. If you have a sweet tooth (like me) then I would suggest you to try the sweet version. Tausali comes out very soft. It is very simple and requires very few ingredients. Try this unique flavored dosas and I am sure you will love it.

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Grated coconut, fresh/ frozen- 1/2 cup
  • Grated Cucumber- 1 cup
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil/ Ghee- For frying


Wash and soak the rice for two hours. 
Now wash the cucumber and peel it (I didn't peel). Then grate it. Squeeze out the excess water from cucumber and store it in a bowl.
Grind the strained soaked rice along with cucumber juice and grated coconut. Add little water as well. Grind it to a paste (it needn't be too fine). Transfer this to a bowl and then mix in the grated cucumber and salt. Mix well. The final consistency of the batter should be medium thick (not watery or very thick, somewhere in between).

Now heat the griddle and pour a ladel full of batter and spread it according to your choice. You can make them thick or thin. Sprinkle little oil or ghee over it.

Once the base of the dosa turns golden brown, flip it to cook the other side as well.

When both the sides are well done, transfer it to a plate. Tausali is ready!!

Serve it hot. A dollop of ghee on it would increase its taste:-) I relished it with chutney powder. Above measurement serves two people.

Note: You can also add chopped green chillies and grated ginger to the batter. This provides a nice twist.
If you want to try out the sweet version, then add jaggery while grinding. The sweet version always tastes better with ghee.


  1. Nice and simple one. Love those cute flower cucumbers.

  2. thanks for sharing this unique dosa version. looks too good

  3. Thanks a lot Hamaree Rasoi and Vijayalakshmi:-)

  4. How does it differ from surnali? These are nice, without fermentation so can be planned for a early tea snack

  5. Radha: Surnalis are much softer when compared to tausali and surnali batter needs fermentation.