Cabbage Dosa: A Wholesome Breakfast You Deserve Today
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Dosa and its variant recipes are among the most widely consumed breakfast delicacies in India. These are considered nutritious meals since they are cooked using minimal amount of oil and a combination of rice and urad with an optional added spice. However, you may also add vegetables to it.

The cabbage dosa recipe, also known as the Sanna Polo dish in Konkani, is an extremely popular dosa substitute.An authentic and traditional dosa dish prepared with finely chopped cabbage in a rice and spice mix batter. For its blend of flavours in each mouthful, it is a favourite and a popular option for many South Indians, especially in the south Canara area.Also, Konkani Style Cabbage Sanna Polo Recipe is one such dosa dish that uses very few ingredients and can be made in a jiffy when you have less time to prepare. It is typically served with toppings that have a hint of butter, but it also tastes wonderful with a selection of spicy pickles or even just about any chutney.

Cabbage dosa/

For soaking:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp methi
  • water (for soaking)
  • 10 dried red chilli

For masala paste:

  • 1 cup coconut (grated)
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ¼ cup jaggery
  • 3 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt

Other ingredients:

  • 3 cup cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup water

Procedure for the preparation of Cabbage Dosa:

  • Firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup rice, 2 tbsp urad dal and ½ tsp methi
  • Rinse with water making sure they are clean
  • Now add 10 dried red chilli and soak in water for 5 hours
  • After 5 hours, the chilli would have soaked well
  • To prepare masala paste, now take the soaked chilli into mixi jar
  • Add 1 cup coconut, 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin, ¼ cup jaggery, 3 tbsp tamarind pulp, ½ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt
  • Grind to smooth paste adding water as required
  • Transfer the masala paste into a large bowl and keep aside
  • In the same mixi take soaked rice
  • Blend to smooth paste
  • Now transfer the rice batter to the same bowl of the masala paste
  • Mix well making sure everything is well combined (always grind rice and masala separately, else masala paste will not be smooth)
  • Further, add 3 cup of cabbage and 1 cup water
  • Mix well forming a smooth flowing consistency dosa batter
  •  Grease the pan and pour a ladleful of batter and spread gently keeping slightly thick
  • Now pour ½ tsp coconut oil
  • Cover and cook for a minute, until the dosa is cooked well
  • Flip over and cook on another side (cooking both sides is necessary as the dosa is slightly thick and cabbage is raw)
  • Finally, enjoy cabbage dosa with butter or coconut oil

Konkani people make delicious, savoury, tiny dosas. These vegan dosas are served for lunch & dinner. These spicy, soft dosas taste great as the cabbage adds a nice crunch to these dosas.