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Monday, April 5, 2021

Musthi Polo

I thought of posting one more dosa recipe today which happens to be a popular and traditional breakfast dish from Konkani households. Polo means dose / dosa in Konkani while musthi means 'fist' in both Konkani and Kannada. Most of the ingredients used in the recipe were measured by fistfuls which would amount to approximately to 1/4 cup and hence the name. These polo are soft and fluffy and are prepared on the similar lines as the set dose, a breakfast popular in the eateries across Bangalore. Served along with coconut chutney or any other chutney of preference, these spongy dosas make a delicious breakfast.

1 cup rice *
1/4 cup skinned black gram / urad dal
1/4 cup flattened rice / poha
1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
1/4 cup fresh coconut
Salt to taste
Water to grind (I used a little more than a cup of water.)
* (I use extra long grain rice. Any rice can be used but not aromatic variety). 
* Rinse and soak rice, black gram, flattened rice and methi seeds for about 4 hours. Drain the water used to soak before grinding.
* Grind finely the soaked ingredients along with coconut, salt and enough water to form a pourable but not runny batter. 
* Transfer the batter to a container, cover and let it ferment in a warm place overnight or for more time if living in a cold place.
* Heat a griddle and pour a ladleful batter at the center and spread only a little with the back of the ladle. These dosa are made smaller and thicker than the regular dosa. Drizzle oil around the edges and cook until the surface appears dry. The surface turns all porous if the batter is fermented well.
* The dosa can be removed at this point or flipped and cooked on the other side as well for few seconds.
* Remove the polo with a spatula and repeat the polo making process.
* Serve them warm with chutney of your choice.


This post is an entry for Blogging Marathon #121 and check the link to find out what other marathoners are cooking.


vaishali sabnani said...

Traditional Mushti Pole is a new name for me and glad you have explained it so well. The dosas look super spongy, love the pores in it, I bet these must be a total treat.

Radha said...

I tried these and they were soft and tasty! we are dosa lovers. Thanks for sharing the recipe for a wonderful dosa aka polo.

Narmadha said...

Musthi polo looks so soft and spongy. In the olden days, they always use hand measurements, and yet they make it so tasty. thanks for sharing this almost forgotten traditional recipe from Karnataka.