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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Celebrating Raja Day 3 : (with) Buddha Chakuli

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of preparation: 20-25 rupees

Ingredients: Urad dal ( dehusked, 1 cup ), broken basmati rice ( 1 cup ), ripe banana ( 1 no ), freshly grated coconut ( 1 cup ), chenna or ricotta cheese ( 1 cup ), sugar ( 6 tsp ), cardamon ( 3-4 nos ), peppercorn ( 6-7 nos ), salt, baking powder ( 1 pinch, not required if given 3-4 hours to ferment ), raisins ( 1/3 cup ), ghee.

Preparation: Soak the urad dal for 4-5 hours.

Wash and soak the broken rice for 10 mins. Drain all the water and ground into a fine powder.

Ground the urad dal with the rice flour, banana, 2 cardamons & the peppercorns to get a smooth paste. Add salt to taste and 1 tsp sugar , mix well and keep aside. Add the baking powder if you do not have time to ferment the batter.

Mash the chenna with 2 tsp sugar and cardamon powder ( 1 no ).

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp ghee on a pan. Add the raisins and fry till they swell up. Add the sugar ( 3 tsp ) & coconut at this stage. Fry for 5 min and sprinkle some cardamom powder ( 1 no ). Remove from the pan.

Heat 1/2 of ghee on the pan. Spread a layer of batter. Sprinkle the mashed chenna all over the pitha. Spread another layer of batter over it. Sprinkle the fried coconut over the batter. Top it with a final layer of batter.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low flame.

Turn it over to the other side when one side is done and cook it on both sides to a reddish color.

Serve it hot.


  1. delicious pan cakes...very interesting too

  2. Another of your wonderful delicacy which I am loving.

  3. Nice way 2 make budha chakuli...i generally make it by mixing all the ingredients 2gether...will try ur way soon...it looks superb..:)

  4. looks delicious..new to me..lovely recipe..

  5. Wow..Looks superb and ur process pics helps a lot ..

  6. Wow kinda a new dish for me,thanks for sharing..

  7. really new recipe to me but looks awesome and delicious :)


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