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
Salt to taste
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
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.