Summer is here and Watermelons are here too, one of my favorite fruits and I can have them anytime. Till last summer, the only way that I had watermelon/dharpusini was as such, or as a juice, but this summer I tried my hand at making a Granita with it and now these dosas. And the best part is, you can have the juice with red part of the watermelon and these dosas with the white part of the watermelon , the rind part between the red and the green outer skin, that we usually throw away. The white part is equally nutritious and what better way than to use it than to make dosas. It's a Konkani dish, I saw a recipe here, but I made a few changes, in fact I followed almost the same recipe as my Bottle Gourd Dosa with a few changes. The batter for this dosa needs to be fermented for at least 8 hours, so plan accordingly. The dosas turned out crispy and soft at the same time, with a unique flavor and taste and they go very well with any coconut based chutney or peanut chutney. We had the dosas with some peanut-coriander chutney ( will post recipe soon ) and we totally loved it..
Need To Have
- Idli Rice - 1 cup
- White part of the watermelon - 2 cups, chopped
- Methi Seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Urad Dal/Husked Black Gram - 1 tablespoon
- Salt - 1 teaspoon
Though I have followed my own recipe, I got the idea for making a dosa with watermelon from here.
Wash and soak the rice, methi seeds and urad dal for about 3 to 4 hours. Chop the white part of the watermelon finely, take 2 cups of it in the blender and blend it to a smootth mixture.
Now drain the soaked rice mixture and grind everything into a smooth mixture. Remove, add the salt, mix it well and leave it to ferment for at least 8 hours.After 8 hours, you'll see a difference in the batter, it wouldn't have risen much, but you can see that it has fermented.
Heat a pan, take a laddle of batter, spread it out in a circular motion, drizzle some oil, cook it covered for a minute or 2 till you see the dosa browning, Flip it, cook on the other side ( need not cover now ) for a few seconds, flip, fold and remove.
Other recipes with Watermelon
Click here for the other dosa varieties in the blog.
You can replace half the rice with millets and make the dosas.