Phanna Polo & Kothambari Chutney

                         Breakfasts are always a matter of concern for the busy housewife / working woman ! And if it has already been not planned/ arranged  the previous day itself , then she will be at her wits end to whip up a quick , wholesome breakfast for her family ! Here is one such breakfast to save you on those days . Also good for a person who is single & wants a quick easy one without any hassles. This is a recipe from the Kochi side GSB’s .
                            This is usually made with maida but you can make it with  wheat atta too which is more wholesome !  Combined with this kothambari chutney , it will make for a great meal & filling too !
Ingredients :-
 for the Polo :-

  • Wheat flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Rice powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering :- Oil , Mustard seeds , Jeera , Chopped green chillies & curry leaves .

Method :-

  1. Heat oil in a kadai  and splutter the mustard seeds . Add jeera , chopped green chillies & curry leaves .
  2. In a bowl add the flours & the tempering .Add salt to taste .
  3. Now add water and mix thoroughly to get a watery batter  .
  4. Heat tawa   and pour a ladle full of the batter on it .
  5. Spread thinly or thick as per your wish & let cook on medium flame only !
  6. Remove when well  roasted !
  7. Serve with a chutney of your choice  .

Here I served this with Kothambari Chutney – a favourite of mine . This just tasted heavenly when made by my amma – a hot & tangy one with the subtle flavour of Coriander . Lets see the recipe for this !

Ingredients :-
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 3-4 or as per taste
  • Coriander seeds / kothambari – 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind – a gooseberry sized
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil , mustard seeds & curry leaves for tempering !


  1. Grind all the ingredients  together to a fine paste adding a little water
  2. Add water according to the consistency you desire – thick or flowing !
  3. Temper the oil with mustard seeds & curry leaves .
  4. Pour it over the chutney & keep covered till use .

Enjoy the hot polos with this chutney !
Note :- 
This  amount will make about 6-8 dosas !

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