Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boodha chakuli with patriotic flavors

Sunday morning and the same battle starts with the kids. No they don't want eggs or bread or cereal. Again they want something different. I tell them how we used to get "Chuda Chakta" everyday for breakfast for all school days. We have batter for dosa every weekend, but the kids are not interested. So I tell them I will make a surprise pancake and made this boodha chakuli (basically utatapmam is called so in Oriya). Since it is republic day tomorrow, I thought of Saffron and green colors. The colors were a big hit and they both had 1 each. I feel thats a good start... Both promise to eat again next weekend, but I am not counting on it... Lets wait and watch.


For the batter

1 cup url daal (soaked overnight)
2 cups rice (soaked overnight)
Salt to taste
Meethi powder

For the chakuli (each one)

1 tea spoon oil
grated carrots ( 1/4th of a carrot)
4 beans cut into small pieces
2 chillies cut into small pieces (optional)
1/4 of a small onion cut into small pieces

How to

Grind the urad daal and the rice in a blender or mixie. Add water and salt and leave in a warm place for a day for the batter to ferment.

To make the chakuli,

Take a flat pan and put 1/2 tea spoon of oil. Put 2-3 table spoon of the batter. Decorate with carrot shreds, cut beans, chillies and onions... Add any other vegetable you like here...

Cook 1 side for 3-4 minutes in very slow heat and then turn and add 1/2 tea spoon more oil. Let the other side cook for 3-4 minutes again.

Serve hot with green mint chutney.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! In time for the Republic Day! :)
    Good one!! I love the colourful dosa...