Heerekayi Dose /Heerekayi Pathrode /Ridgegourd spicy dosa

I never ever had imagined one could prepare the dosa with the ridgegourd.A year back I had seen the pictures in food groups and Santoshi had prepared it.Unfortunately I could not taste it and it was totally forgotten and I had no idea of the preparation.Few days back I saw this recipe in a cookery show which was telecasted in Suvarna channel. Randomly I noted the recipe and checked for the same in the internet.The recipes were almost similar in most of the blogs and finally I came to a conclusion...Same recipe may be prepared with other vegetables like sweet potato,onion,potato,bread fruit,brinjal etc.I prepared with chopped onions with some batter.

Dosa rice - 1 cup
Green gram - 1 tbsp
Bengal gram -1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - few
Ingredients to be ground
Coriander seeds -2 tbsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Grated coconut -1/2 cup
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Tamarind - lemon sized
Jaggery -1 tbsp
Byadgi chillies -10
Salt - to taste
Ridge gourd -3,medium sized
Oil - as much needed to smear the dosa


  1. Soak dosa rice,green gram,methi and bengal gram dal together for 2 hours.
  2. Grind it with all the ingredients mentioned  above except oil and ridge gourd.
  3. Wash and peel the ridge gourd partially.
  4. Slice it into thin slices.
  5. Heat a tawa,grease it with oil.
  6. Dip one slice of ridge gourd at a time in the batter and start arranging it in the tawa.
  7. Place it very close to each other without leaving any space in any manner as you want.
  8. Smear it with oil,close with a lid and cook it in slow flame for a minute.
  9. Once cooked,open the lid and flip it to the opposite side.
  10. Cook it again for a minute by closing the lid.
  11. Once done,open the lid,higher the flame and roast it.
  12. Serve it hot with the main course or as a snack.