Vellarikka Dosa

Vellarikka is cucumber in Malayalam… Making dosa or even Idli using cucumber is common in the Southern states of India… It is served either with a coconut chutney or with pickle or thokku…


250 gms raw rice

1 cucumber deskinned and chopped

5 tbsps grated coconut

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

4 green chillies

1 inch piece of ginger


Oil for roasting the dosa.


Soak the rice for around four hours. Drain and grind it along with the chopped cucumber, cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies to a smooth paste. Add enough water to make the batter flow freely. Add salt. Mix well. Heat a skillet. It should be really hot. This ensures that the dosa  gets an evenly porous texture.

Pour a ladleful of batter on the hot skillet and swish it around. Drizzle a tsp of  oil, lower heat and allow the dosa to cook. Remove it as it starts leaving the sides of the skillet. Remove, fold and serve hot.


This dosa is not flipped over. You can also use rice flour if you are in a hurry. Just pulverise the other ingredients before adding it to the rice flour. Rest of the procedure remains the same.

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