Thursday, August 2, 2012

Konkani Randap : Thausali | Taushya Kadamb | Cucumber Cake | Cucumber Idli


This dish is loved by Konkani people for breakfast or as a evening snack. This is a very healthy and satisfying dish. Cucumber is called a Taushe in Konkani. As it is cooked like idli in cooker, this delicacy is also called as cucumber idli. In the backyard, we can grow these turmeric plants and leaves can be used while preparing this dish. If these leaves are not available, then one can use ghee before pouring the batter into the pan. In the pan, before putting batter, turmeric leaves are placed, which leaves a great aroma. Even one can use two leaves and put the batter inside and fold it across, as I have explained in my instructions. This dish can also made with mangalore cucumber. In Konkani it is known as magge. The recipe goes the same, instead of cucumber, mangalore cucumber will be used.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes ( excluding the standing time).

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup rice rava
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 3 spoon sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric leaves ghee

 Method:
  • Mix cucumber, rava, grated coconut, sugar and salt.
  • And leave it for around 30 minutes.
  • Don’t add water to batter as the cucumber leaves water which is more than sufficient for the consistency.
  • Spread the turmeric leaves as shown in picture.
  • Fold the leaves after adding batter and put them one by one in idli cooker.
  • Steam it for around 10-15mins(similar to idlis without adding the weight)
  • Serve hot with chutney.

PS:  The amount of sugar can be varied depending upon ones taste. If turmeric leaves are not available then, spread ghee around the vessel. Pour the batter and after cooking cut them into small square pieces.

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