Apr 10, 2007
PhaNNa Polo (Dosa with a seasoning)
PhaNNa in konkani is seasoning or tadka and Polo simply means Dosa. PhaNNa polo is a quick and easy dosa, that perfectly fits the fast food category.
PhaNNa Polo is my hubbys favorite dosa. But I never used to make it for a long time until recently. The reason..PhaNNa Polo is usually made with maida. And I do not prefer to use maida as it lacks nutritional benefits. Recently I got this idea of making it with whole wheat flour. I really liked the outcome. This dosa is a little bitter or nuttier in taste due to the whole wheat, While the one made with maida is a little sweet.
1-2 cup whole wheat flour or maida, your preference
½ tsp sugar
tiny piece of ginger, minced (optional)
for the seasoning
½ tsp mustard
½ tsp jeera, (optional)
curry leaves, broken
2 or more green chillies, finely chopped
2 red chilli, broken
pinch of hing
few sprigs of cilantro or dill, if desired
Whisk the wheat flour, salt, sugar and minced ginger into a smooth paste as thick as a dosa batter without any lumps. For the seasoning, heat a tsp of oil, splutter mustard seeds, jeera. Add curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli, hing and fry for a minute. Let it cool completely before adding to the batter. If added hot it might form lumps. Let the batter rest for 5-10minutes. Adjust the thickness of water, add more water if needed.
Heat a dosa griddle and make thin dosas. This dosa is soft and fluffy unlike the crisp varieties.
This dosa does not need any side dishes or dips, since its seasoned. You may serve the PhaNNa Polo with chutney or Sambar.