How to make Kharpoli -

Savoury dosa served with sweetened coconut milk

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kharpoli Recipe

  • Split black gram skinless 1 cup

  • Rice 1/2 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 3 tablespoons

  • Parboiled rice 1 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 3 teaspoons

  • Methi seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 10 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Coconut milk 1 1/4 cups

  • Water 3/4 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) to taste


Step 1

Soak rice, urad dal, chana dal and ukda rice for 10-12 hours. Grind them together to a fine paste. Leave it to ferment for 6-8 hours.

Step 2

Meanwhile soak jeera and methi seeds in luke-warm water for 6-8 hours and grind them along with 5 tablespoons of freshly scraped coconut to a paste.

Step 3

When the batter gets fermented add a pinch of turmeric powder, coconut mixture and salt. Simmer the coconut milk with water add the remaining scraped coconut, cardamom powder and jaggery.

Step 4

The amount of jaggery would depend on individual tastes. Let it thicken. Heat and grease the griddle, make a pancake from the batter, cover and cook so that only one side is golden brown .

Step 5

When done, immediately transfer to the sweetened coconut milk and let them soak. Serve warm.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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