Monday, April 21, 2008

POLLYA PHADI

Pollya phadi is a konkani term which literally means "dosa pieces".Its a sweet konkani dish that is great to have as a snack.The dosa batter is made using rosematta rice which brings out the best flavor in the dish.Dosa is made as usual and torn to bite size pieces and combined with a sweet mixture of coconut,jaggery and cardamam powder.This combination is so tasty that one can never stop having it.


INGREDIENTS

FOR DOSA

Rosematta rice-1 cup
coconut shredded- 1/2 cup
salt
FOR THE SWEET MIXTURE

coconut-3/4 cup
jaggery - 1/4 cup (more if u like it sweeter)
cashew nuts-2 tbsp(optional)
cardamam pdr-1 tsp

METHOD

Soak rice for 4-5 hrs.Then grind the rice and coconut separately and combine together in a bowl.Add enough water to make it into a spreadable consistency.Add salt to taste and let it stand for 1 hr.

In the meantime in a separate bowl combine coconut with jaggery.Mix it well together.Then sprinkle with cardamam powder.
Heat a tawa.When it gets hot Pour a ladleful of batter on it and spread it out evenly in a circular motion.When it gets brown on one side flip it and let it cook the other side too.The dosa should be slightly soft and not very crisp. Make about 8-10 dosas and tear it into bite size pieces and drop into the sweet mixture bowl.If the mixture wasnt enough for the dosas made then u can make little more of the sweet mixture and mix into this.Serve it at room temperature. With the remaining batter make dosas and eat with simple chutney or store it in fridge and amke another batch of pollya phadi the next day.

15 comments:

Uma said...

wow, that looks delicious, ranji! never heard of it.

Uma said...

wow, that looks delicious, ranji! never heard of it.

Dhivya said...

new to me ranji!but sounds great

Divya said...

hey ranji..thanks for reminding me of a forgotten dish..this so yummy!!!I remember my amma making it for ad-diwali,two days after diwali,which is also called bhai dooj.Great great entry ranji..

Vaishali said...

Ooh, Ranji, what a lovely, delicious dish. I've never been lucky enough to eat this before, but it sounds gorgeous and you can be sure I'll try it!

Roopa said...

Hey this yummy lovely sweet was a old one I almost forgot:) Thanks for posting it:) Mom used to make it when we were in school :)

Sagari said...

mouth watering recipe ranji

Homecooked said...

Looks delicious! Actually we make rolls of dosas with this filling. It tastes absolutely yummy!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great. I love just about anything with cardamom, and the recipe itself looks relatively simple.

Madhavi said...

Dosa looks delicious, very nice recipe rajni!!!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi ranji
thanks for passing by my blog...its good to know you and i love your blog..the way you are building it up ! This pollya phadi looks interesting and your pictures display the illustration nicely.

ranji said...

uma,dhivya,divya,vaishali,roopa,sagari,homecooked,fearless kitchen,madhavi,anamika..thank u so much for ur comments.I really appreciate it.

Radha said...

What is the equivalent of rosematta rice in U.S?

ranji said...

hi radha..an equivalent of rosematta rice u can try using par-boiled rice or brown basmathi rice.its available in any superstore in US but the flavor of rosematta rice makes this dish special.See if its available in the indian stores near ur place bcoz most indian stores has matta rice.I have used only matta rice for this so dont know how its gonna taste with any other rice.

Anonymous said...

hi ranji very nice and simple recipe but i have one querry. doent dosa batter get sticky without urad dal? please let me know because i accidently bought rosematta rice and i am using it up for my idly with idly rice. but i can use very little each time because if i use rosematta more it idlis get more sticky. ashwini