It does not need any side dish as it tastes good on its own (more reasons to indulge).
Here is what's needed:
1 medium cucumber grated ( make sure that cucumber is not bitter and does not have seeds formed)
2 cups semolina
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 green chilli's
small piece of ginger
salt and sugar to taste
Oil/Ghee to shallow fry
1) Make coarse paste of ingredients mentioned under coarse grind using mixie or mortar and pestle.
2) Add this to semolina (no need to fry it before hand). Add suffecient water. Do not make the batter watery. It shud be thick batter with just enough water to mix the ingredients well.
3) Add salt and sugar to taste. Let it sit for 10-15 mins. Semolina absorbs water so add if you feel its too dry.
4) Heat a tawa. Take little batter and pour on tawa. Wet your hands and spread the batter until it becomes slightly thinner and round. Pour little oil from sides and on top. When the colour at the top changes slightly and it does not have sticky batter at the top flip it. Let it sit for a min. Flip over and check if it is done. If not leave for some more time
5) Serve hot.
Variations: If using ripe banana mash it properly and then add rava to it. Continue further as per the recipe. Easy way to use up the over ripe banana's.