Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Paann Polo / Neer Dosa / Rice Dosa
Paann Polo is a common Konkani (Karnataka) breakfast item, which is very fast and easy to prepare. Polo is Konkani for dosa. The speciality of this dosa is it has very watery batter and is cooked only on one side with coconut oil for good flavour. It is prepared from normal rice (non-basmati) / 'Surai Tandoolu' as we say in Konkani. This recipe is from my Amma, whose Paannpolo's are worth vying for!
1 cup dosa / sona musoori rice
3 tbspn coconut -fresh scraped/dessicated
4 cups water
Wash the rice and soak for 3-4 hours. Grind with little water and coconut. Add salt to taste.
Transfer to another vessel, add the water cup by cup and stir. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
Heat a non-stick tava, flame-medium, sprinkle/spray a tsp of coconut oil, pour the batter with ladle, alternately hold the handle of tava and with cirular wrist movement, spread the batter.
Cover the tava, after a minute or two, uncover, sprinkle some more drops of oil. These dosas stay white in color, so don't let them burn- then with a spatula,
fold it over the other side to look half and again fold it to one-fourth. Set aside on a plate.
Serve it with honey / watery mango pickle or chutney.