Friday, March 17, 2017

Panpolo (Neer Dosa) with Red Boiled Rice.

Ukdo Tandla (Red Boiled Rice) Panpolo / Neer Dosa Served with Amla Jamun .... An awesome combination ..... Yumz ....

Panpolo or Neer Dosa needs no introduction. This is a lacy sort of dosa as thin as an handkerchief. A dosa loved in the Southern parts of India particularly famous with Konkani Saraswats and the Bunt community sections. These can be served for breakfast or lunch depending upon the accompaniment served along with the same. Spicy curries like chicken curry, kurma, paneer curry goes well with this dosa and can be served for lunch. While fresh home made butter, mild chutney, godda (jaggery ravo) or Murbbas go along well when served for breakfast or as tiffin. A little bit difficult to explain and follow, but once you learn the technique its really breeze work to prepare this one. I have tried my level best to explain the same. I have already posted a detailed explanation of the same before and will share the link for that recipe also at the bottom of this recipe. The method and technique etc. is the same as before, the difference only being that I have used here Red Boiled Rice / ukada rice along with ordinary rice and coconut. Without running into much explanation, lets move ahead to the recipe.

Wash and soak 2 cups raw rice ( I used Surti kollam thick variety rice ) along with 1 cup of red ukda rice for about 6-8 hours or overnight in plenty of water. Wash well and drain off the water. Grind the soaked rice with 1 cup of freshly grated coconut to a fine paste. See to it that you add fresh white coconut gratings only. Do not use the coconut flesh that is closer to the shell. This is to ensure that you get white dosas. Do not add much water while grinding as it will not turn out smooth. Remove into a vessel then add in about 2-3 cups of water to bring it to a thin consistency. The texture should be that of fresh thick milk. Add salt as required and keep ready. If still not sure of the consistency of the batter check it by dipping the ladle into the batter. When you remove the ladle out the batter should not form a coating on the back of the ladle. If it does, then add more water to the batter. The batter is not fermented so it is ready to be used immediately. However if you need to remove the dosa after a few hours refrigerate the batter and bring it to room temperature before you proceed in making of the dosa.

Heat a non stick large sized tava which has a fitting sized lid. Apply oil all over the tava. Rub it lightly with a tissue paper evenly all round the tava, so that the tava gets evenly coated with oil. Do not rub of the oil from tava just spread it with the tissue evenly. If you want you can spray or sprinkle some drops of oil in the center of the tava. Now turn on the gas flame to high and let the tava be very very hot. Using a deep rounded ladle that holds about ½ to ¾ th cup of batter, pour the batter on the hot tava after lowering the heat to minimum in a quick and swirl pattern by pouring in such way that the tava gets covered with a thin layer of batter all round. The batter should be poured from at least 4-6 inches above the tava and the ladle should not be allowed to touch the tava nor should you attempt to spread the batter as we do for normal dosas. Move from outward to inwards while pouring the batter. Because of the thin consistency of the batter, it will spread over the pan quickly and a lacy texture will be formed This does need practice and is difficult to explain and will help the novice if they watch any video demo on you tube for the purpose. There will be gaps or holes in the dosa, which if large can be filled with little bit of batter. 

There is not need to drizzle oil round the edges of dosa on the pan. Cover the dosa with a lid and let cook on medium heat. It takes only about 3-4 minutes maximum for the dosa to get cooked. Remove the lid and raise the heat and let cook uncovered for a minute. You will notice the dosa leaving the sides and curving inward. This dosa is snow white, soft and will not turn brown so do not attempt to make it crisp. Gently remove the dosa and put it on a plate as it is with the same side down as it was on the tava. Remove rest of the dosa with the batter in similar way. Season the tava before you remove each dosa to ensure that the dosa comes off evenly without getting torn. This dosa is not flipped over to cook. Ensure that the dosa has cooled a bit before you fold it into half or quarter, to pile them one on another or else they will stick to each other and may tear off when separate them while serving. You can serve this dosa with any dish of your choice. Goes very well with chicken curry, kurma, panna upkari etc. Children love this dosa simply with Shrikhand or homemade butter. You can serve with jaggery ravo too. I served this with Amla Jamun and it simply tasted awesome. 


** For the Amla Jamun Recipe, Please follow the link given below ……. 

** Also check this link given below for Step by Step Panpolo Recipe ….

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