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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rainy day recipe: Dhirdey or gram flour pan-cake

A rainy day like today calls for some salty pan-cakes made of gram flour. We call them 'chilla' in Hindi and 'dhirdey' in Marathi. A batter of gram flour or besan is readied. We add salt and red chili powder to taste to some gram flour. Add chopped onions and green chillies. Add one table spoon of oil and then add some water to make the consistency liquid enough to be spread like a pan-cake or dosa.



We then proceed to spread the batter on a flat pan called tawa in Hindi. We use a little oil to fry the chilla.



It is then flipped to cook the other side.


Finally, serve it with some amazingly delicious aam ka achaar or mango pickle.

6 comments:

arvind said...

ho.. god..
this one is mouth watering..

nice hot receipe for a rainy day..

magiceye said...

seems yumm!!

hearty congratulations on crossing the 70k mark!!

looking forward to plenty more!!

cheers!!

Haddock said...

....and this is supposed to be healthy too.

Priyanka Khot said...

@ Haddock: This is not the most healthy option around since it is fried. But it taste is satisfying to say the least. :-)

Sifar said...

In Punjabi it is called Besan ka Pooda... Poodey in my case as I eat more than 1 always.....

sunil kumar said...

IN PUNJABI we call it
"VESAN DA POODA" " B" IS SPOKEN AS "V"
AND "KA" IS SPOKEN AS DA"
WE USE BESAN AND ONION GRATED COMBO TO MAKE IT. SOME PEOPLE USE HARA DHANIYA AND GREEN CHILLIS TO TOP IT WHEN HALF BAKED

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