Spicy Tousali

Spicy Tousali

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A South Indian dish, popular especially in Karnataka, Tousali refers to pancakes that invariably combine rice, coconut and cucumber.

This peppy version adds a few tablespoons of curds and green chillies to the batter, making a really lip-smacking Spicy Tousali! Serve it with coconut chutney.

Spicy Tousali recipe - How to make Spicy Tousali

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting Time:  4 hours.   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 tousalis
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1 cup raw rice (chawal)
1/2 cup grated coconut
3/4 cup grated cucumber
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
4 tbsp curds (dahi)
salt to taste
oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
coconut chutney

  1. Soak the rice in enough lukewarm water in a deep bowl for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, add the coconut and approx. ½ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the cucumber, sugar, green chillies, curds and salt and mix well.
  4. Cover the batter with the lid and keep aside to ferment for 4 hours.
  5. After fermentation, mix very well.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with oil.
  7. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the hot tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to form a 100 mm. (4”) diameter thick circle.
  8. Cook on a medium flame, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 9 more tousalis.
  10. Serve immediately with coconut chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tousali
Energy112 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates14.7 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat5.1 g
Cholesterol1 mg
Sodium4.4 mg
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Spicy Tousali
 on 20 May 15 03:20 PM

Yummy tousali, this recipe is different, and yet very tasty and easy to make. The flavour of the cucumber is very refreshing with a spicy touch of the chillies..