Soft Dosa / Polo (without urad dal)
Delicious dosas, made of rice and grated coconut. Best with chutneys and any veg or non veg gravy dishes !!!
Makes: 10 - 12 dosas / polos
For polo (dosa) batter:
1 cup / 200 g (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity) raw rice (pachari / soorai orovu)
3 tablespoon boiled rice (ukkada chawal / puzhukkalari)
3 tablespoon grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ cup / 50 ml water
Wash and clean raw rice and boiled rice. Soak together in 2 cups water for 4 – 5 hours. Drain out water and make a smooth paste in a mixer / blender with grated coconut and salt. Sprinkle very little water when making batter (1 – 2 tablespoon). Transfer the dosa batter into another vessel. Polo batter should be of pouring consistency and thinner than normal dosa batter. Add 50 ml / ¼ cup water and make a thin batter. No need to ferment the batter.
For dosa / polo:
In a dosa tawa, heat little oil. Pour a ladleful ( approximately 120 ml ) of the batter into it. Spread evenly by circular rotations using the base of the ladle (8 – inches or 17 – 18 cm in diameter), starting from the centre and progressing outwards. Close with a lid.
Allow to cook for about 1 minute and then turn the other side and cook again for 30 – 40 seconds until done. Carefully remove it with a flat spatula and serve with chutney or any spicy veg or non veg gravy dishes / egg curry / korma …