Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mushti Polo ( Rice-lentil Dosa)

Mushti in konkani means handfull and polo means dosa. There are many recipes to this mushti dosa. I have tried almost all the recipes for this particular dosa as it is my favourite. i always loved the way my amma made this dosa and again mom are great cooks. But somehow whenever i tried it here in Doha it never came as i expected. Then it was during my stay in India post delivery, midwife Lalithakka gave me this recipe and when i tried it here it was a success!!!!

Raw rice (Dosa rice) - 2 cups
Urad daal - one handful or 1/4 cup
Methi seeds - 2tsp
cooked rice/ poha/puffed rice - one handful or 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Soak rice, urad daal and methi seeds for 2 hours or more. Grind to a smooth paste along with cooked rice. If using poha or puffed rice just wash, drain off and add while grinding to the rice-lentil mix. Add salt and mix well. let ferment overnight. Heat a non stick tawa sprinkle drops of water to test if the tawa is hot enough, if u hear a sizzling sound then u are ready to pour the batter. take a ladlefull of batter. Spread the batter thick enough. cover the tawa and cook on medium flame. Flip out the dosas. Yes, need to be cooked only on one side. Oil is not necessary if using non stick tawa, add 2 drops or so if you desire. Serve hot with Tomato Chutney.

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