Cucumber Dosa Recipe

sweet cucumber doda
Cucumber dosa

Spring season is here and it is time for a green theme for my recipe. A few weeks from now spring vegetables will be in full harvest mode. So here’s a  dosa you can try as soon as you see fresh crunchy cucumbers at the local grocer. A dosa with cucumber flavor! This sweet and savory dosa is very unique to state of Karnataka in India. You have probably noticed by now that many of my dishes use jaggery. That’s another unique nature of dishes from Udupi and cucumber dosa is no exception. You can probably try it without jaggery, but I like to retain the traditional touch by keeping the original ingredients.

As the name suggests, Cucumber dosa is made with cucumber, rice and jaggery. This dosa does not need any fermentation. So it is relatively easy to prepare. Like I mentioned earlier, there are 2 variations for this dosa:  With and without jaggery. For this recipe, I have listed the procedure for the version with jaggery.

The benefit with the variation with jaggery is that you do not have to prepare a separate chutney for this dosa. A light hint of ghee or butter is all you need to make it a sumptuous meal! But if you are really craving for chutney, try my any one of chutney recipes from my previous posts for Neeru dosa, Green gram dosa.

cucumber dosa
Cucumber dosa

Cucumber dosa

Prep Time: 5 hours

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6


  • 2 cups idli rice or long grain rice
  • 2 medium size cucumber
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Salt


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 4- 5 hours
  2. Blend it with coconut, cucumber, jaggery and water. Add salt.
  3. Make a smooth batter consistency.
  4. Place an Iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat and pour a big spoon of batter and spread around the pan. Apply a teaspoon of oil over the batter and cover the lid.
  5. After a few seconds, flip the dosa and continue to cook. Remove from the pan after it appears cooked on both sides.

sweet cucumber dosa
Cucumber dosa

Cucumber dosa is ready! Serve hot with ghee.


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