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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saru Chakuli

The Raja celebrations have come to an end and i still had some of the batter sitting in the fridge. After gorging on all sorts of stuffed pithas, i felt like making something light.

The first thing which came to my mind was the 'Saru Chakuli' or thin pancakes. However the batter was prepared for Buddha Chakuli( thick pancakes ) which has a higher proportion of black lentil. So, i decided to convert it into Saru chakuli batter (which has black lentil & rice in 1:2 proportion ) by adding a portion of whole wheat flour which also made it healthier.

The chakulis turned out to be delicious. Here's the recipe:

Cost of Preparation: 15-20 Rupees
Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins

Ingredients: Urad dal ( 1/3 cup ), rice ( 1/3 cup ), whole wheat atta ( 1/2 cup ), ripe banana ( 1 no, small ), salt to taste, sugar ( 1 tsp ), oil for cooking.

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 and banana to get a smooth paste. Add wheat
flour, salt to taste and 1 tsp sugar , mix well and keep aside for 1-2 hours.

Cooking: Heat a non-stick pan. Take sufficient batter and spread into a layer about 3-4 mm thick. Sprinkle some oil on the sides.

Allow to cook on one side and then turn it over. Let it cook on the other side. Will
take about 4-5 minutes for a single chakuli.

Serve with milk or kheer.


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