Saturday, May 9, 2020

Whole wheat dosa ~ Govan pitta phanna poLo

Our mornings are incomplete without a proper breakfast.. cereals etc  never make it to our pantry as none of us actually enjoy it. We prefer  South Indian breakfasts at home. This dosa recipe was shared by my dear friend G. He is a total foodie and keeps sharing new recipes for me to try.  When he shared this recipe, I was surprised by how healthy and easy this was.. Back home, Amma always made a similar dosa but with Maida or plain flour. Immediately I tried this recipe and it was an instant hit. Apparently this is a common breakfast item in amchi Kochi homes and is called "Govan pitta phaNNa poLo ~ Seasoned atta dosas".
Here is what's needed:
1 cup whole wheat flour / Atta
2-3 tbsp of Rice flour (This was not in the original recipe. But I wanted to make it crispy hence added it)
2 tbsp grated coconut
2-3 green chillies
a pinch of cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
To Season
1 tsp Oil, preferably coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
a generous pinch of hing
salt to taste
1) Mix the flours together with  water until it is of pouring consistency.
2) Crush the grated coconut with green chilles and a little bit of cumin seeds with a pestle. Add this to the batter. Add salt to taste.
3) Prepare seasoning : Heat oil in a small pan, add cumin seeds. When they crackle , add in the curry leaves and hing. Pour this over the batter. Add in the chopped coriander leaves.
4) I used a hard anodized tava for this. I thin the batter to water consistency and make dosas like I do for rawa dosa.. Roast it well on all sides. Use ghee or oil and patiently wait until it crisps up beautifully. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

Please note:
1) Addition of rice flour is completely optional. I do it so that the dosas turn out crispy.

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