Heerekai Sippe Dose | Ridge Gourd Peel Dosai

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There are so many dosais in Karanataka that it’s astounding. When I first made my list of dosais for this month it seemed more like a Karnataka tourism promotion rather than dosais from across the country. So I reduced the number of dosais from the state but there are still so many unique and amazing dosais that simply had to be included.

Today’s dose is made with ridge gourd peel, coconut and chillies. The only time needed is to soak the rice. Then it is simply grind and cook and eat. It is also a lovely way to get kids to eat ridge gourd.

Recipe adapted from here

Makes 6-8 doses

WHAT WE NEED

1/2 cup Idli rice

Peel of 1 ridge gourd

2-3 tbsp grated coconut

1-2 Dried red chillies

1 small piece of jaggery

1/2 tsp Tamarind extract

2 tbsp peanuts (optional)

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp Coriander seeds

Salt

Oil / Ghee to make dose

Water

WHAT TO DO

  • Soak the idli rice in water for 4-5 hours or overnight
  • Drain the water and transfer the rice to a mixer
  • Grind it to a coarse paste
  • Add the ridge gourd peel, coconut, dried red chillies, jaggery, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and salt
  • Add sufficient water to grind it to a smooth paste
  • Heat a tava
  • Once it is hot, pour a ladle full of batter on it and spread it to a circular shape
  • Drizzle oil at the edges of the dose
  • After 1-2 minutes, use a steel spatula to disengage the dose from the tava and turn it over
  • After 1-2 minutes take the dose from the tava
  • Repeat the procedure for the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with sambhar or chutney
  • Enjoy!

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