Sunday, December 28, 2008

Neer Dosa ~ PanPolo

PanPolo is one of our regular breakfast item. In my initial days of cooking in China, this was one dosa that I used to hate to make as it would never come out good. The rice that I used was the main reason for the failures. Now I use the Idli rice or Basmati rice, both give me excellent results. Back home, We use the normal Sona masuri rice. There are various dishes that go along well with dosa. Chutney, Jaggery syrup (Ravvo), honey, any veg or non veg gravy that is spicy.. I even love to have this with Mango pickle drizzled with coconut Oil.
The name Neer dosa is because this batter is very thin unlike regular dosa batter and even the dosa comes out very thin and lacy. Unlike regular dosa batter this does not need it to be fermented.

What's needed:
1 cup Idli rice
3-4 tbsp grated Coconut
Salt to taste
Procedure:
1) Soak rice overnight or for 6 hrs. Grind it to fine paste along with grated coconut.
2) Add suffecient water to bring it to a consistency thinner than the normal dosa batter. Add salt to taste.
3) Heat a Tava. Pour little oil. (Skip if you are using a non stick pan). Pour a ladle of batter and move the tava in circular motion so that the dosa spreads uniformly. It forms a nice lace like structure. Cook one medium flame.
4) The pattern to fold the dosa is to first fold it in to half and then again fold it so that it forms a triangle like structure.
Serve hot with Chutney or any side dish of your choice.

P.S: If using Sona masuri rice you can use 1 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of grated coconut. But since I use Idli rice which makes the dosa very soft I use just 2-3 tbsp of grated coconut and yet the dosa's are soft and fluffy.

29 comments:

sospokesaroj said...

Hello! I wandered here from Arun's site. These recipes look fantastic! :)

Raaga said...

I have panpolo coming up sometime too :-) Its on auto publish :-)

Happy new year.

Tell me how the pasta turned out.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i am going to try this next week.. bookmarked. looks so good.

sowmya said...

good one..i am planning to make something similar for the next weekend..

Sunshinemom said...

Mine does not turn out as thin as it should! I have got rather tired of trying:) Yours looks good!

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks soo lovely Ujwal..Loved that platter too..:)

Adlak's tiny world said...

yummy dosa with gr8 look.. love to have it right now...

rekhas kitchen said...

i never had this very new to me will try and tell you

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!
join in the savory event going in my blog!
Wish u a very happy new year!

Red Chillies said...

Your polo looks beautiful. It has been ages since I made paan polo. I love it best with spicy chutney and coconut jaggery mixture.
On another note Sona masuri is not avialable here at all :-( It has been atleast 5 months since they are off shelves here.

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe dish looks so delicious, I should definitely try this one :)

Namrata Kini said...

Ujwal, today morning while making panpolo i was thinking of putting a post on it. Now that u have done it there is no need for me to blog.
I love to have it with murabba or honey but hubby prefers it with kolumbo. Lovely pic and a pretty plate.

Priya said...

Delicious dosa..looks beautiful..

yasmeen said...

I'll try this soon with sona masuri rice,looks very tasty:)

Purva Desai said...

Hey Neer dosa is my favourite too....I tried making them once along with chicken sookha but dosa was not upto the mark. As you have mentioned I had used Basmati rice still it was not thin...

I guess have to try it again....try try till you succeed...

urs are silky thin....

Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Jaishree said...

Neer dosa is my favourite.Yours looks perfect n yum..
Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

anudivya said...

They look porous and yummy! Happy New Year Uj :)

Cham said...

Never heard or tasted ,looks spongy like ur dosa and chutney yum! Happy New Year UJ

Sanghi said...

This is a new variety. will surely try out.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy New Year to you Uj!
I love this dosa,we make bit diff with tempering the dosa bater...:)Urs looks good!

Curry Leaf said...

Looks yummy.Idli rice is good it seems.I use normal sona masuri,but not popular item in my house.I love it with savoury and sweet accompaniments as well.Next time I will try with idli rice.This look so inviting

konchady said...

You may not believe Ujwal! I prepared panpolo this morning! I served this polo with moolangi(mooli)sambar.
Goes with any type of curries especially with hinga udka curries/piyava curries.
-Sabitha

Sheetal Kiran said...

We have similar lacy dosas called ghavne made from rice flour ... the Neer dosa looks irresistible!!! drool, drool!

TBC said...

I have made this a few times using basmati rice; the results have always been very disappointing. Wonder where I go wrong! Yours looks lovely.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2009.

Yasmeen said...

Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely pan....will try this soon..happy new year

Simran said...

Neer Dosa looks so delicate that I've been afraid to try it. But you make it sound simple. Thanks for the recipe; it is now on my to-try list.

Happy holidays, and best wishes for 2009

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something new and yum recipe.

Deepa Hari said...

thats a simple recipe and the dosa looks Yum!