Cucumber Rice Pancakes

Cucumber Rice Pancakes

These rice pancakes originated in India and are called dosas. You can make them sweet or savory.  A super easy and healthy alternative to smoothies for having some veggies in the morning.

Cucumber Pancakes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8 pancakes


  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup coconut grated
  • 2 green chilis
  • 1 in of ginger grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 olive oil


  • Wash the rice, then soak in water for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • Drain the water & grind the rice in a food processor or high-speed blender, adding a little fresh water to form a thick smooth paste.
  • Blend cucumber & coconut in a food processor till it's a thick and pasty.
  • Add cucumber, coconut, chilis, ginger & salt to rice paste and mix well. Batter should be medium thick consistency.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter and spread lightly on the pan. Drizzle oil on top.
  • Cover with a lid and cook until the base turns golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  • Flip and cook other side for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat steps 6-8 for each pancake.


Option: Make a sweet cucumber pancake, you can add brown sugar instead of chilis and ginger.
Recipe adapted from Kushi’s Kitchen. 
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