Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mashinga Palle Polo (Drumstick Leaves Dosa)

Mashinga Palle Polo is a very healthy dosa. In Konkani, Mashinga Pallo means drumstick leaves. This is a spicy dosa and tastes great. Generally it is served along with rice as a side dish. Apart from dosa we also prepare idli, fritters.
Drumstick leaves are very nutritious and they are a rich source of Calcium, Vitamin A and C, Protein and Potassium. Know more about it here. Trying making this, whenever you get a chance to lay on drumstick leaves. Here is a picture of the branch of a tree, back at my home.

  • Drumstick leaves, Chopped- 2 cups
  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Roasted Red chilli- 4-5
  • Tamarind- A small piece
  • Grated Coconut- 2 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil- As required, for frying.


Here is a bunch of fresh drumstick leaves. 

Wash and just separate the leaves from the stalk. Give a rough chop to it.

Wash and soak rice for 1-2 hours. Drain the water and grind it along with roasted red chillies, tamarind and salt. Add water to ease the processing of grinding. The batter should be a fine paste.
Transfer it to a bowl. Add the chopped leaves to it and mix well. The consistency of the batter should be not too thick/thin.

Pour a ladel full of batter on the hot tawa and spread it like a dosa.

Spread little oil and close it with a lid and fry it on a low flame until it turns golden brown. Then flip it to roast the other side. 

Once it is golden brown, transfer to a plate. Mashinga Palle Polo is ready!!

Serve it hot along with rice and any side dish of your choice. Above measurement serves four people.


  1. Looks like thalipeeth...but not too much like it. Loved the recipe, thanks for sharing! You've got some really interesting ingredients to work on during your India trip this year.

  2. sounds authentic & very healthy
    new to your space
    lovely space you hve
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Ohh..Thank you so much Vinita. Ya indeed my trip was really good:-)

  4. Thanks a lot Jay. Glad that you liked my space. will surely look into yours:-)

  5. Healthy one... don't need to add urad dhal??