Monday, March 15, 2010

Lasun ani Methi Cha Dhirda

 The other day my kids were really hungry, and I was tired from a whole day's work of spring cleaning, so I whipped up this Dhirda. [A typical maharashtrian specialty, just like a dosa or pancake]. Its a very quick and filling snack. It can be eaten for breakfast too!

Just mix together 1&1/2 cups wheat flour, 1/2 cup besan, about 2-3 cups water (consistency should be medium like pancake/dosa batter - so adjust water accordingly), 2 tsp chopped garlic, 1 cup chopped methi leaves, 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional), 1 tsp jeera, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt to taste. Keep the batter aside for 10 mins. Heat a pan/tava - ideally a non-stick. Put oil on it and coat the pan. Pour a ladle full of batter on it and spread it in a circle. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins. Then turn over and cook the other side. Make it as crisp/soft as you like. 

It can be enjoyed with a variety of condiments like ketchup/yoghurt/pickle/chutney!

I am sending this recipe as an entry for JIHVA - Breakfast. This event was originally started by Indira of Mahanandi.

12 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Sounds real quick and yummy. I will surely try it soon.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow, loved your savory pancake..

Anonymous said...

looks super quick. will try it out.

R said...

thnx priya, A2Z and anonymous!! do try it out......

ruchikacooks said...

Hi Rupali, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, glad that you liked anda masala..

this is a interesting panacake..very quick one too..thanks for sharing..

R said...

thnx for ur appreciation ruchika!

manisha ravikant said...

Hi,i tried ur quick dhirda.it was simply yummy n fast to cook.kids too loved it.keep it up dear.moms like me r in dire need of something like dis blog.gud!cheers:)

sangi said...

wow!Luks absolutely delicious Rupa!
u have a yummy blog dear!
tnx 4 stopping by 'simply delicious'

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a quick & easy as well as healthy one...perfect for breakfast..

R said...

thnx manisha for taking the time to try out the recipe, glad u like it :), thnx for ur words of encouragement sangi, yes sushma it can be eaten for breakfast as well!!
keep visiting everyone....

Suma Gandlur said...

I should say they are quick, yummy and healthier. Thanks for this wonderful entry.

R said...

thanks suma! looking fwd for the roundup!