Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kakdi thalipeet/thali pettu...cucumber pancakes

We have probably never been more health conscious as we are now. An increase in lifestyle disorders,especially heart diseases,blood pressure and diabetes, and experts taking serious note of this fact,has helped increase awareness about health and fitness among common people. Today i am here with a healthy pancake with cucumber and rice flour a popular breakfast dish from Maharashtra and Karnataka. In Maharashtra it is known as thalipeet and in Karnataka locals call it thalipettu.,its easy more importantly very healthy and delicious breakfast idea.

  • 11/2 cups Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Semolina/ bombay rava
  • 1 Cucumber ( medium size) ,grated
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated coconut
  • 2tbsp Freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 5-6 green chillies
  • 2tsp Jeera/cummin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying
Cooking Directions

  • Grind coconut and green chillies to coarse paste with little salt.
  • Next, in a bowl add rice flour and semolina with grated cucumber ,ground coconut paste ,cumin,coriander leaves and add salt to taste.
  • Add little water,mix well to a soft dough.Keep it covered for 10 minutes.
  • Now heat a griddle/pan.smear it with a tsp of oil,take a handful of the dough and spread it nicely (it should be about 3/4 cm thick) with your hand.
  • Keep this covered with a lid and fry on medium heat,After a minutes,add oil to the sides of the thalipeet/pancake to make it easier to remove when it is cooked evenly.Now flip the pancake and fry on the other side till it is well cooked.
  • if you prefer your thalipeet more crispy,leave it on a little longer.
  • Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.
Note: To make another pancake,sprinkle some water all around.Once the pan has cooled, you can make another pancake. But be careful while sprinkling the water onto the hot pan,as water will start sizzling as soon as it hits the pan.