Tousali Recipe

Tousali Recipe
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Tousali typically refers to pancakes made with a batter of rice, coconut and cucumber. The sweetness and spice differs from house to house. This type of bread is popular in several parts of South India.
Tousali Recipe
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 8
  • 1¼ cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup Cucumber, grated
  • ¾ cup Coconut, grated
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 5½ tbsp Curd
  • 4 tbsp Ghee, melted
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water

    For Churna
  • ¼ cup Gud (jaggery), grated
  • 5½ cups Coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp Green Cardamom powder
How to make Tousali:
  • Soak the raw rice for a period of about 4 hours, in a bowl containing lukewarm water.
  • Drain the water and wash the rice with fresh water. Next, grind the rice, along with the coconut, to get a smooth even paste.
  • To the paste, add the grated cucumber, salt, curd and sugar and mix properly.
  • Check for the consistency of the paste. If you find it too thick, you can add a little water to adjust the thickness.
  • Set the bowl aside for a period of about 4 hours.
  • On medium flame, heat a non-stick tava and lightly grease it with ghee.
  • Using a ladle, pour some batter over the hot tava and spread it evenly, to get a 3 to 4 mm thick dosa.
  • Cover the dosa with a lid and cook one side over a slow flame, till the base becomes crisp and golden brown in color.
  • Remove the tousali from the tava and continue the process for the remaining batter.
  • For the churna, melt the gud in a saucepan and add in the green cardamom and grated coconut. Mix well.
  • Once done, remove it from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for some time.
  • Serve the tousali hot, with the churna.