This is the most easiest break fast dish for me. Mom makes it with different types of curries.
Vegetable, meat, fish, egg - curries and chutney / chammanthi, all are great with this dish. If you like to have a sweet dish, take this with coconut milk and sugar.
Pola / പോള means a very thin sheet. These dosas are very thin and hence the name.
Rice powder pancakes
Ingredients and Method
rice powder roasted 1 cup
Mix everything together. Add enough water to make the batter. Make a buttermilk like thin batter. If you use egg, mix it very well in the batter(I haven't used egg for making dosas in the above picture.) After you prepared three or four dosas, the batter will be thick, so add little water and salt again.Repeat the procedure till finish making it.
Heat a frying pan or a griddle /ദോശക്കല്ല്. Dip the part of a tissue or a cloth in little oil or ghee. Wipe the surface of the pan with it. Then pour the batter over this. No need to rotate like other dosas, since the batter is very thin, will spread itself. Cover with a lid. No need to flip over this. When it is cooked , we can take the dosa easily from the griddle.
You can make coconut dosa by adding two or three tablespoons of fresh grated coconut too.
Coconut dosa with fish curry
How to prepare Rice flour / Arippodi
Since a few of you have doubts about what kind of rice flour that we should use for making this dosas, I add a little more information regarding that.
Actually, the rice here is raw rice / pachari. Here, I get it from the shops which is labelled as white rice.For making rice powder at home, wash and soak rice in water for half an hour then drain.Let the water go wholly but before it is completely dried up, powder them using the grinder.
Then dry roast this powder. We do this just to increase the shelf life of the rice flour, since it has water content in it. So after roasting you can keep it long in tightly closed tins. (Still I use the rice flour which I brought from home in August). Don't roast for long , until it changes color. Roast by stirring continuously till you feel the powder is not wet.
After that sieve it. You can use this powder for making dosa / pola or pathiri. For making puttu, no need to sieve powder. For puttu , it is better to use some coarse powder.
If you get ready made rice flour, no need to roast it. They might have done it already. More over, the roasted powder can reduce the cooking time also.(Since it is already cooked). Thats why while making pathiris we wouldn't cook the powder too much in the boiled water.