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.


Ingredients:
  • 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.

Procedure:

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.

6 comments :

  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.

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  2. Nice one, even I too do this

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

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

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

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