This is a very quick dosa prepared with ridge gourd and the batter doesn’t need any fermentation. Ridge gourd is ground into paste along with the skin and mixed with rice flour for ridge gourd dosa batter. The ridge gourd dosa batter is then poured onto hot pan and roasted till dosa is cooked and crisp. Serve ridge gourd dosa with any chutney or with sambar.
Makes: around 7 Ridge Gourd Dosa.
Ridge Gourd 5 – 6 inch Long Piece
Rice Flour 1/4 Cup
Onion 1/2 of Small One
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil as Required
Method of preparation:
Remove ends, lightly scrape, wash and roughly chop ridge gourd without removing the skin.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop the green chiles.
Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.
Grind ridge gourd and green chiles into smooth paste adding small amount of water.
In a mixing bowl, mix together rice flour, ground ridge gourd green chile paste, chopped onion, chopped cilantro and salt.
Add water (if required) to make it somewhat thin batter.
Heat a flat pan on medium high heat, apply few drops of oil with back of a spoon.
When pan gets hot, pour a ladle full of ridge gourd dosa batter on pan in circular motions.
Make sure batter is thin enough that it makes small holes when batter hits the hot pan.
Try to fill up any big holes and form into around 5 inch diameter dosa.
Sprinkle cilantro and don’t spread the dosa with back of the ladle.
Fry on low – medium flame till bottom side starts to turn golden brown.
Pour few drops of oil around the dosa and turn on other side.
Reduce the heat a bit and cook on this side for around a minute before removing from heat.
Repeat the same with remaining ridge gourd dosa batter.
Serve ridge gourd dosa with sambar or with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd dosa is cooked well and turned brown before turning on other side.
Suggestions: If the dosa doesn’t come out of the pan, make sure dosa batter is not too thin. If dosa comes thick, make sure batter is not too thick, and adjust the batter accordingly with water.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped nuts like cashews to the batter.
Other Names: Ridge Gourd Dosa, Beera Attu, Beerakaya Dosa.