poLo ani bhajji

dosa with curry

Dosas are the most common breakfast items in konkani households. But it doesnt get boring as there are a lot of varieties of dosas to choose from. One such dosa is this ‘Urid maida polo’. I havent eaten this dosa in any other place or hotels apart from konkani households. It can be served with coconut chutney (again there are different chutney variations). But I like this particular potato and onion curry with this dosa.


Urid maida poLo

One advantage of this dosa is that it doesnt require fermentation and can be made instantly.


  • Urid daal - 1 cup
  • Maida flour (all purpose flour) - 4 cups
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the urid daal in water for one hour (even 30 mins would suffice) and grind it to a smooth batter. You can prepare upto this stage the previous evening and then refrigerate this batter. Or you can also make this batter in the morning.
  • Now in a separate vessel mix the maida with cold water and make a thin paste. Add some salt. Mix it thoroughly to remove any lumps. Do not add a lot of water.
  • Finally mix the maida and the urid batter and make thin dosas out of it.

Preparation time: 1 hour

baTaTa ani kaandya bhajji

It means potato and onion curry.


  • Potato cut into small pieces - 2 medium sizedhe
  • Onion cut into small pieces - 4 (or 5) medium sized
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Red chillies - 4
  • Cloves - 8 to 10
  • Black Pepper (whole)- half teaspoon
  • Coriander/dhania seeds - 1.5 teaspoons
  • Tamarind - a small piece
  • Salt to taste


  • In a vessel mix the potato and onion pieces, add some salt and water and cook it well till the vegetables are soft.
  • In a kadai take a little oil and fry the cloves, pepper, coriander and red chillies one by one in that order on a small flame.
  • Grind these masala items with coconut and tamarind to a smooth mixture to match the consistency of a chutney.
  • Add this chutney to the boiled potato/onion mixture, add salt to taste and let it boil well. Simmer for a few minutes and the bhajji is ready.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Serve the bhajji with piping hot dosas. This bhajji can also be had with other kinds of dosas, idlis, bread etc.