Masti dosa (Mushti polo)

This is again a recipe from Old Kannada weekly (“Tharanga“). It has some 50+ dosa recipes. I love these recipes because these all dosas are very simple and always turn out well.

May be it is called “Masti(fun) dosa” because it is lot of fun to make these dosas(??). The main ingredient of this are rice(any normal rice) and flattened rice(poha), so these can be made paper thin. You can take them out from tava very easily. These are fried from only one side. In all, making of the dosa as well as eating them is lot of fun :D.

Updated on Dec 02 – 2006:
After writing this post, from the comments from my readers, I came to know it is also called Mushti dosa in some places. Vee gave me a very good explanation in the comment. Mushti meaning a handful in Konkani.

Another version of Mushti dosa can be seen at Ashwini’s blog.

2 cups rice
1 cup poha(avalakki)
2 tbl spn urad daal
1/2 tea spn methi(fenugreek) seeds
1/2 cup coconut(fresh or frozen)

Soak rice and daals in water for around 2-3hrs. Grind it with coconut. Add soaked poha and grind to a very smooth paste. Mix salt and keep it overnight for fermentation.
Next day, make dosas. Fry these dosas from only one side.
Serve hot with any chutney.

Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 15mins

23 thoughts on “Masti dosa (Mushti polo)”

  1. Shilpa,
    I don’t see any difference in this dosa and konkani “Mushti Dosa”. We use same ingredients for “Mushti Dosa/polo”.

  2. Gowri, actually this recipe has very different ingredients than the mushti dosa recipe(I have mentioned the link from Ashwini’s blog). I didn’t know there are different ways to make Mushti dosa.

  3. Shilpa..Mushti polo is prepared in a similar way in my native place. What link you have given to Ashwinis site is like adai.(a tamil variety). I got the recipe the traditional way from my mamama (moms mom). I have a friend Savitha a kannadiga from Bangalore. She makes this preparation exactly the way you mentioned.

  4. Many have already said this is mushti poLo. Let me tell u how i spread this mushti polo so that it comes out like ‘set dosa’ in Bangalore darshinis.

    Pour a spoonfull of batter on the griddle. Do not spread it, let it flow on its own so that it remains small and thick. Cover and put on medium flame. Fry/bake till its all the batter on the upper side is cooked. This is fried only on one side.

  5. Shilpa,

    My mother-in-law makes mushti polo with the ingredients that you have blogged but with the idea that Ashwini has blogged about. Her actual recipe to me was ,”ek musti taandool, ek musti udada daali, ek mushti phov, ardha musti naralu aani thode methi” ( a handful of rice, handful of Urad dal, a handful of poha, half a handful of coconut and little bit of methi). Also, she makes the polo like a normal dosa, just like you have. Seems like everyone has a different interpretation of this dosa.

  6. Thanks to you all for your time. I was just following a book (for recipe and name). I will update the post now. I am sure there are more than one way of preparing any Konkani dishes. So now I am happy that I have two recipes for Mushti dosa :).
    Vee, thats a very nice explanation. I was wondering why this is called Mushti dosa.

  7. Masti and Mushti:D That is funny and they go together too.Eat Mushti dosa with lot of masti.:)

    I used make curry with raw papaya in India.Even if it is half ripe,you can still try it.

  8. hi shilpa
    using poha to make the dosa or idli batter is a sure fire way of making the batter ferment especially in winter. i use the proportion 1:4 urad dal : rice and add one big vati of soaked poha and the mixture never fails to ferment the next day.

  9. hi shilpa,
    my hubby too loves idli or dosa for breakfast..and i myself keep looking for new varities….cooking the same is bore..plz Shilpa..i want to know how to prepare mysore masala ..especially the filling..plz get me the recipe…


    Shilpa: Please try masala dosa recipe.

  10. Hi,
    I always thought that cooking Amchigale raandap was too difficult. But since i have discovered this site everything is very easy. Thanks for all the inputs

  11. please let me know do i drain the rice and daal out then grind the poha must that also be drained what must the consistancy of the mixture be sorry for the questions this is the first time that i am makig dosa

    Shilpa: Yes, drain all water off the rice and dal before grinding. You can add water if required while grinding. Squeeze the poha to remove all water off it. Then grind it.

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  13. hey,,am hooked onto ur site.have tried out quite a few u try to give me the recipe for a dosa like preparation called GHAVNAY,AND AMBOLI.PLS THNX.

  14. i tried this masti dosa,really it was too kids,my husband liked it.i also told about this to my aunt. i am sure even she will try and their family members also will like it.thank you very much.

  15. another thing,I am sorry but i can’t find any difference btw u’rs and Aswini’s blog,why did u say Aswini’s version??

  16. One more important tip:

    From my experience I found the mixer (Atta, salt, water, oil, …??) should be knead till it do not stick to your hand/pan. People say, softness of rooti depenfs on how much you have knead it.

    Try and comment

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