Wheat Flour Savory Pancake
Rotis/Phulkas are the one thing that are eaten at every meal and that’s what I hate to do in summer… to be making rotis/phulkas in my kitchen. Then, should I be eating rice all the time or go without anything? Eating rice is not a part of my craving and the latter part does not suit my fancy … me going hungry, no way… Rotis are my favorite, and I prefer it to rice anytime. In summer the thought of making rotis…unhh unhh, so most of the time this savory pancake makes an appearance at our dinner table …not only it is vegetarian, it is nutritious, healthy and can be whipped up quickly too.
(Atto is a Sindhi word for Atta and Chilro means pancake…Pancakes made with atta). Atte Jo Chilro is like an omelette, made from a batter of atta, onions and some spices. The batter is more like a bhajia (pakora) batter which is spread on a hot tawa, and cooked on both sides. I recall my mother making this for us whenever we returned hungry from school or even for breakfast and sometimes for dinner. Spice it the way you like to suit your taste buds and enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as an evening snack. This is one of my simple and favorite recipe that is like a complete meal when served with chutney/ketchup/yogurt/or even pickle. Don’t forget the Sindhi papad.
· 1 cup Atta
· 1 small Onion(finely chopped)
· Coriander/Cilantro leaves(finely chopped)
· 1 tsp Cumin seeds
· 2 Green Chilies(finely chopped)
· 1/2tsp Red chili powder
· 1/2 tsp of baking soda
· 1/2-3/4 cup of Water
· Oil for shallow frying Chilro
· Salt to taste
· Mix all the ingredients with water except oil, and make batter like we make for fritters/pakoras, making sure there are no lumps. The batter should be as thick as dosa /pancake batter (Add more water if required).
· Heat a griddle (tawa), and grease it with some oil.
· Take a ladle full of the batter, and spread it evenly on the heated tawa like a dosa/pancake. Its thickness should be like a pancake (little thicker than dosa).
· Pour some more oil around the sides and let it cook on medium flame till golden brown.
· Flip and let it cook and brown on the other side too.
· Remove from tawa when both sides are crisp and golden brown.
· Serve hot with ketchup/sauce or yogurt/coriander/mint chutney.
This recipe goes to Padma’s Dosa Corner event.
Keep it simple, keep it Sindhi.
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