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Cucumber contains 95% water in it.  It is low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss and also high in vitamins and minerals.  Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrient.  It also helps in weight loss, lowers blood sugar level and helps in constipation.   It adds flavor to dishes.

We can make many raw dishes and cooked dishes from cucumber.  Today we shall see how to make Instant Cucumber Dose.



Cucumber/Southekai are low-caloried veggy contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. It contians 95% water content.  It also helps in digestion.

Dose is commonly made by using batter with different ingredients.  Today we shall learn how to prepare Cucumber/Southekai Dose, which is very easy and can be prepared instantly no need to ferment. (more…)


In my earlier post of Navane Dose, I had written about Navane Akki and its nutritional values.  Go through it.

Menthya/Methi/Fenugreek seeds are also good for health. It is called as reservoir of medicinal properties, few to mention, lowers cholesterol, controls sugar level, cancer etc.,

Today we shall see how to prepare Dose combining Navane and Menthya.

You all check out my other recipes of Navane and give feedback.

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Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa

Rava is a wheat product in the form of semolina also called Bombay Rawa. It is used in South Indian Cuisine for preparing spicy and sweet dishes.

Upma/Upittu is a welknown and common dish prepared by using Rava. Rava Idli, Kichidis and many more dishes are prepared. Kesaribath, Halwa, Payasa, Ladoo etc., are sweet dishes out of Rava.

One famous instant South Indian breakfast out of Rava is Rava Dosa. It is very easy and tasty breakfast to prepare when you are in a hurry or you have not got prepared to do any breakfast.

Today let us see how fast and easily Rava Dosa can be prepared.



Navane Dose

Navane Dose

Navane or Foxtail Millet is a gluten free grain and is the second most commonly grown species. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, calcium. It helps reduces cholesterol level. It is also used as a diet food. It can be substituted with rice and consumed by all.

Navane is also called Navane Akki. It is used for various dishes. I have tried Navane Huggi/pongal, Navane Idli, Navane-Moong dhal Pongal, Navane Kabab, Navane sampali, Navane Burfi.

You can check out my other recipes of Navane and give feedback.

Ingredients :

Navane rice                                       2 cup

Urad dal                                             ½ cup

Avalakki/flattened rice               ¼ cup

Menthya/fenugreek seeds         1 tsp

Salt to taste

Method :

Wash navane, urad dal, methi and soak altogether for about 4 hrs.

IMG_20140714_154840 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Soak flattened rice half an hour before grinding.

IMG_20140714_154846 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Now grind all into fine paste with soaked water.

Add salt to taste and mix the batter well. You can see bubbles on it.

IMG_20140715_063458 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Now close the lid and keep for fermenting for about 6-8 hrs or overnight.

In the morning, mix the batter well and add water if necessary to get right consistency.

IMG_20140715_070344 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Heat the pan put some oil. Put one ladleful of batter on it and spread into circle.

IMG_20140715_072535 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Cook for 1-2 mts. Take a spatula, remove dosa first from the sides and in the centre.

IMG_20140715_072719 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Cook for one more minute, then turn on the other side to cook.

IMG_20140715_071556 <div class="hrecipe jetpack-recipe"><div class="jetpack-recipe-content"></div></div>Navane dosa is ready to serve.

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You can serve with Aloo Onion Palya, coconut or fried gram chutney and sambar.  Or any chutney of your choice.


Tips :

If your batter is too watery you can add little rice powder to get right consistency. You can use more or less oil as per your taste.


Onion Dosa

Onion Dosa

Ingredients :

Dosa Rice                                 1 cup

Boiled Rice (kusubalakki) 1 cup

Urad dal                                  ½ cup

Onion                                       3-4

Green chillies                       5-6

Curry leaves                         5-6

Coriander leaves                1 handfull


Method :

Wash both rice and urad dal and soak for about 4 hrs. Do not put more water for soaking.

Grind rice and urad dal into fine batter. Use the soaked water for grinding.

Add salt to taste, close the lid and keep for fermenting for about 6-8 hrs or overnight.

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In the morning, mix the batter well and add water if necessary.

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Finely chop onion separately. Wash curry leaves and coriander leaves, finely chop. Also chop green chillies.

Heat the griddle put some oil.

Take one ladleful batter, put on the griddle. Dosa should be little thick.

Now spread chopped onion, green chillies, curry and coriander leaves on the dosa and cook in medium flame. You can make fine roast.

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Onion Dosa

Onion Dosa

You can serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

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