Feb 27, 2008

Tavshya Bhakri (Cucumber Dosa)..


I wanted to make something and send for Suganya's Weekend Breakfast Blogging-Healthy Eats..Ya, took so much time to think what to make as a healthy breakfast, coz I hardly make anything. Breakfast on most days is just bread or cereal. I can't take in cereal also, so that leaves me with only bread. But back home, breakfast is a big deal(which should be). All homes usually have heavy breakfast. I see my mom spending a whole lot of time getting the breakfast ready and ofcourse yummy yummy ones. No particular item will be repeated in a week or even 2 weeks. Ok, lets go to the dish now.

So, this one in particular is one of my favourites and is called Tavshya Bhakri which means Cucumber Dosa. This is a very common item am sure in all Konkani homes. The same dosa can be made also by replacing Cucumber with Magge(Dosakai). Simple, tasty and nutritious. What more can one ask for, rite?..

Ingredients..

Fine Rava/Semolina/Suji Rava - 1 cup
Peeled and Grated Cucumber - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to fry

Method

- Mix the grated cucumber, sugar, coconut, rava and salt together. Add about 1/4 cup water or less to make a thick but spreadable mixture (mixture should not be runny or watery).
- Heat a heavy tawa, apply little oil all over, add little of the above mixture and spread it to make a thick round Bhakri(dosa). Drizzle oil on sides and on top of the bhakri.
- Then, flip the bhakri and fry on other side till done.
- Serve hot with chutney or chutney powder.


This bhakri tastes best when hot. It is one of the most softest and meltable bhakris inspite of its thick look. So, thinking that this is a good and healthy breakfast, goes to Suganya's wonderful event..


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21 Comments:

Purnima said...

Maya..tavshe lends great flavour isn't? I used to love these mom-made :D n also take it as my lunch (we call it tavshya-polo our side)loved bhakri n lovely collage!!

Suganya said...

I know this one is tasty because I make something similar. I use rice flour instead of rava. Thank you, Maya, for making a dish just for my event :)

sowmya said...

Really loved this recipe.I dont know many recipes which requires cucumber.I thought bhakri always requires jowar or bajra atta which I dont get it here.And as it is suji and an instant recipe, I am surely gonna try it.

Asha said...

Every south canara bloggers seems to have this yummy dish. I have got to try it once Maya. Looks delcious and easy too. I have cucumber!!:)

Seema said...

Nice one Maya.. Ages since i made this.. Thats best part of blogs,reminds you all forgotten dishes!! Love Bhakris - they r healthy & filling too :-)

Happy cook said...

Dosa with cucumber, Never made them, it looks good

priyaskitchen said...

hi...lovely recipe...have never heard abt this one...must try this sometime...

Dhivya said...

lovely rcipe maya...really innovative idea...must try this for some time

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks great.We make toushe mandass in Mangalore.It is a rice and cucumber dish but steamed.Your pics look great.Have to try this version.

Red Chillies said...

This one is a favorite and we call it Tausha Polo. I make it using idli rava and no coonut. Yours looks good too.

Meera said...

This looks so great! I loved the one with chutney, feels like just taking a bite right now!! Even the collage is great!!:-) Yum!!

Gowri said...

Maya,
Bakri looks so nice and perfect. Very nice website.

Maya said...

Thts rite Purnima, soft and melt-in-mouth types. Even my son loved it..Thnx so much..

Suganya, glad I could participate in ur lovely event..

Sowmya, Try it..really simple and tasty one :)..

Asha, you are rite, can think of it last minute also and make it in a jiffy..Even in North Kanara, its a common one..Do try it :)..

Seema, you said it, healthy and filling :)..

Happy cook, Do try it sometime, am sure you will like it..

Priya, Sure, do try..

Dhivya, Thanx but its a common one in konkani homes, so wouldnt take credit on the being innovative part ;)..

Homecooked, we make the steamed version called Tavassali, think thts Mandass in M'lore..Do try this..

Red Chillies, Thanx :)..

Meera, Thanx and I wish I could offer you the whole bhakri and not just a bite :)..

Gowri, thank you for visiting and liking my blog..Keep coming back :)...

Uma said...

wow, the dosa looks so yummy and colorful. Nice entry!

DEEPA said...

wow!!i have to try this very soon!!!

Seema said...

Have a surprise for u in my blog check it out!

Sagari said...

wowww wonderful dosa maya

Anonymous said...

hey mayakka..amazing recipe yaar..tried this..and we have been having it continously fr two days...thnks a lot..:D

AnuSriram said...

Never heard of cucumber dosa... Looks delicious.. Will try this soon..

Purnima said...

Maya, I can see your new post on lentils in my reader, but when clicked on your blog, its not being displayed! Donno Y :(
The daal with methi looks delicious, n swapping dal n greens truly gives a n array of varieties n flavours, isn't?

Meera said...

Hey, I made these yesterday. Came out excellent. I am going to post it for MBP - less is more event. Superb!