Sunday, June 07, 2009

Kakdi Dhirda

It is exciting times for me both on the work as well as personal front. I have been working hard and coming back to my waggy tail in the evening. It has such a calming effect. Plus I am going to have great memories of last Monday. He took a break from his busy schedule to be with me. How could I be unaffected. A new set of wheels and a handsome man at the control is every woman's fantasy, isn't it? It was my happy day, it was real!!!

I've become lazy with all the attention coming my way. Just want to chill out and take life at an easy pace. I cook if I feel like, eat what I want. Most times I've been making quick meals. My thoughts are elsewhere. There is action replay happening in my mind. Just soaking in.

I woke up today and felt like having something healthy. Kakdi Dhirda is quick, fragrant and emmencely satisfying. It is ready in a blink, oh not actually but I felt like that as I mixed together the batter. Planning other moves while doing it.

Do as I did if you care for this Dhirda. This is Kakdi Dhirda or Cucumber dosa marathi style.

In Maharashtrian homes Dhirda is made mostly for a quick snack with whatever is available in the pantry. You can say these are instant dosas or uttappams. What makes Dhirda a Marathi recipe unlike the dosa is the sweet tinge to it.


1 cucumber grated
1 cup fine semolina
2 green chilies chopped fine
2 tablespoons of crushed jaggery
salt to taste
ghee to roast

I used green skinned cucumber to get the really green look for my Kakdi Dhirda. Grated it in a big bowl and kept the skin on.

Chopped chilies went into the bowl. Then the jaggery and salt. I mixed the batter pensively using enough water to make it like dosa batter.

Heated the girdle on medium, spread the batter in circles. I like my Dhirda to be a bit thick. Like a uttappam. Leave a little bit of ghee from the sides. The ghee makes the Dhirda extra fragrant. Roast it on both sides.

Remove onto a plate and serve with Metkut but then I am in the south so no Bedekar's Metkut for me. I make do with Chutney pudi. Dhirda actually does not need any accopaniment it can be enjoyed on its own with a masala chai, it works wonders.


  1. Arey wah!! Will make this dhirda today for my dabba tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!! And so happy for you on your personal front too :)) Hope you have many more days like Monday :)

  2. Sonia thank you for your wishes. Warm up the dhirda before eating at lunch. You will love the fragrance.

  3. I am so happy for you :)

    Kakdi Dhirda is new...something I would love to try, I can imagine the fresh aromas! :)


  4. Hey Trupti thank you :). Hope you are doing good. I'm going to try your supersized puri chaat too.

  5. Hey, I tried your dhirda recipe and it turned out awesome! Thank you so much. Is one of the simplest recipes ever.

  6. Anupama happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe :D. Keep visiting. I appreciate your comments.


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