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Kalingada Polo (Dosa with watermelon rind )

Kaligana/ kalingada Polo is a simple soft dosa recipe made with watermelon rind.

I purchased a watermelon a few days back. When I cut it open I realized it had a good amount of white fleshy mass inside. So I quickly scooped it out and used it in my grandmother’s dosa recipe using the watermelon rind.

She always knew how to reduce wastage and make maximum use of whatever we had.

Dosa Watermelon rind

Dosa with Watermelon rind

This recipe is absolutely simple, easy to make, and perfect as a breakfast or snack recipe.

Dosa with Watermelon Rind ( Kalingada Polo)

A simple, easy breakfast recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking time + Fermentation12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dosa, gluten free
Author: Nutritionist Aditi Prabhu


  • Mixer
  • Non-stick pan


  • 3/4 cup Rice
  • 1/2 cup Poha
  • 1 cup Watermelon rind
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Soak rice, urad, methi for 4 hrs.
  • Grind it to a somewhat thick paste with watermelon rind and poha.
  • Let it ferment for 8-10 hrs. 
  • Add salt and mix it nicely.
  • Heat pan till it's very hot. Add oil and pour the batter. Don't spread it like regular dosa.
  • One the dosa leaves edges, flip it over and let it cook.
  • Serve hot with a chutney.

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