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!!