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November 16, 2009

Maida Polo (Dosa)




It is a known fact that I love upma for breakfast. What I really love about upma is the ease with which the dish is ready. My real favourite has to be the Indian pancake variety: Dosa, Uttapam, Pole, Doddak, etc. When we visited Bombay last month, I woke up early by force of habit (even though I was on vacation). That gave me some time in the kitchen with my aunt. This aunt has been the inspiration for many recipes that I use today and the all time favourite recipe of hers for me would have to be Garlic Baby Potatoes. This time I watched her make these dosas. They're incredibly simple to make. They can be really soft or very thin and crisp (whichever way you like them). They need no fermentation. Could you ask for more?



1/4 cup Udad, soaked overnight

1/2 cup Flour

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


Wash the udad. Wash well and grind using a little water. Fold in the flour. Add salt and water to dilute it as required. (Don't add too much water as the dosas will not turn out well.)


To make the dosas, heat a tawa and smear a little oil on it. Simmer the flame and pour a ladleful of the batter in the centre of the tawa. Quickly spread the batter while forming concentric circles. Turn the flame back to high. Add a little oil on the sides and centre. Usually not more than 1 small spoonful per dosa. When crisp, carefully turn the dosa over and allow the other side to cook a little. Repeat for the other dosas.


Serve with chutney or molaga podi or pitti chitni. (If you're willing to wait that long, that is!)

13 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice variation form the usual dosa...sounds good.

Priya said...

Had it long back...love this dosa..

Miri said...

Hey this is neat - no fermentation and yet not the usual instant dosa I make with a mixture of rice,maida and wheat flour. Thanks!

Divya Kudua said...

I love this polo too,for the ease of making them..:).Your version is quite simple..I follow a recipe which requires me to ferment the maida batter overnight and then mix it with the urad dal batter.No points for guessing which method I'll be following from here on..:)

Sarah Naveen said...

New recipe for me..Sounds gr8 and looks yummy!!!

PJ said...

nice take on regular dosa!

Parita said...

Sounds really easy and yumm..one question..the flour you have used is rice flour or normal wheat flour?

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Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a quick version of dosa. Sounds great with podi.

Cooking Foodie said...
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Cooking Foodie said...

Raaga - I had a question about the flour. Is it regular wheat flour or is it maida? Thanks!

Cooking Foodie said...

Thanks Raaga - This is what happens when you read blogs half asleep and not look at the title carefully. Of course its maida duh!

Mummy Nana said...

It has been a long time didn't taste it.... mmm.....sigh*:-)