One of the easiest to make accompaniment for Konkani dishes is sanna pollo (spicy pancakes). This version is made with bitter fenugreek leaves and sweet snake gourd seeds.
1 C rice
1 C fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/2C snake gourd (poddale) seeds (these can be harvested when cutting open a snake gourd for other dishes, placed in a ziploc bag and frozen)
1/2C coconut, grated
5-6 cayenne peppers [rml_read_more]
2t tamarind paste
Soak the rice for an hour. Coarsely grind the rice with the grated coconut and cayenne peppers with a little water. Mix this with the tamarind paste, fenugreek leaves and snake gourd seeds till the mixture. Make sure that the mixture is thick enough that it can form a tennis ball size without falling apart. Heat a non-stick pan. Add a few drops of oil (I typically spray oil), place the ball on the pan and quickly flatten it with your fingers or spatula such that it covers about 6-8″ in diameter. When almost crisp on one side, flip and repeat. Enjoy with hot rice and daal.