Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sanna Polo (Cabbage-Onion Dosa)

"Sanna Polo", a traditional Konkani dish, is loved by one & all. Its a healthy & complete meal in itself. It easy to prepare & the batter can be stored for 2-3 days. Its tasty & nutritious as well.

This is my entry to JFI - Toor Dhal hosted by Linda.


Raw rice - 1 cups
Toor dhal - 3/4 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - A pinch
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies - 4 no.
Onion - 2
Cabbage - a big piece.
Oil - for frying dosa
Salt - acc to taste


1. Soak rice & dhal together for an hour.

2. Fry red chillies in a pinch of oil, till slightly brown.

3. Grind rice, dhal, red chillies, coconut, tamarind, salt & hing to a slightly coarse paste. Use as little was as possible. It must be a thick mixture.

4. Transfer to a vessel & add to it finely chopped onions & cabbage. Mix all well.

5. Heat a dosa pan & take a hand full of the batter in your hand and spread on dosa pan with hands. It must be 1/4 inch thick. Put oil & coverwith a lid to cook. Takes about 3-4 minutes.

6. Then turn & cook other side too till golden brown.

Serve hot or cold.. yummy always! Goes well with rice & dhal, or just eat it as such. You can use the same batter & fry like vadas. They are called Cabbage Ambodos. Another way is steam the same batter like idlis & its called Sanno Khotto... so its a 3 in 1 dish!!


Anonymous said...

Seema, this is my first time to your blog and loved your Randap. Cabbage sanna polo is an all time favorite in our house especially with 'Daali toy'. Never knew about deep frying that 'peeth' though.

Seema said...

Redchillies - Thanks for stopping by... Hmm.. Daali thoy & Sanna polo - great combination! Hey! that was for lunch at my place today :-)

TBC said...

I've made every kind of dosa possible but this is something new to me.

Ashwini said...

Seema welcome to blogosphere...I mean you might have been here awhile but I didn't know it :-)
I love sanna polo. And yes, ambodes are next on the menu when sanna polo is done!
Good luck!

DEEPA said...

Friends ...I have tasted it tastes awesome husbands one of the favt dishes that seema's prepares .....great seema

Laavanya said...

That is one versatile batter Seema and very healthy too. Lovely recipe.. Thank you.
I love adai so am sure this will be a hit too.

Sagari said...

lovelyyy and yummyyyy dosasssss seema

Pooja V said...

Yayyy..another konkani kitchen. Loved this btw pole is a staple in my house on weeknds as brkfast.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey!!! I have a konkani friend here and she just gave me those vadas today!! nice timing :) lovely recipe and now I know for sure that it tastes good too

Padmaja said...

These dosas looks so different, never heard of them, look so simple n easy!!

EC said...

Wow...another interesting variety of dosa. great going

Kribha said...

Yum...this is a new recipe to me but it sounds delicious. Love this unique recipe.

Seema said...

TBC- Its Mangalorean speciality!

Ashwini- Thanks for stopping...Glad u like it too :-)

Deepa- Thanks!Glad V likes it.

Laav- More like adai,but with veggis incorporated.. so a wholesome & healthy meal!

Sagari- Thanks!

Pooja- Great, you make it so often.

Ramya - You have a nice friend.. giving u vadas & i am a great friend posting recipe for you dear!!

Padmaja - Yes, indeed simple & easy too!

Easycraft - New recipe for most of you i guess!

Kribha - Try it out!

Swaroopa said...

hey seema, gr8 recipe.....will try it soon.

Meera said...

One of my favorites!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Dear Seema,
We always eat this sanna polo with fresh coconut oil on it. That tastes wonderful.
Thanks for the nice narration.

Linda said...

Hi Seema,

I love the look of this deliciously thick dosa! And you only have to soak rice and dal for one hour, could make this even on a weeknight. I'm sure I'd love that as a deep-fried snack too -- decadent!

Thanks so much for sending this delicious recipe to JFI Toor Dal! :)

Pelicano said...

Your recipe caught my eye in the roundup- looks delicious, healthy and very nice for a simple meal!

radha said...

Tried the recipe and was appreciated. Thank you.