Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers out there, especially those young mothers who spent sleepless nights feeding the lil ones. I just had such a phase in my life. Well got almost over it.
Neyyappam, another favourite snack which my mom makes at home.
For this we use Raw rice called also pachari. German name is 'Milch reis'.
Things Needed:Raw rice (Pachari, Milch reis) - 300 gm
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Banana, soft - 1
Jaggery grated - 1/2 cup, as per need
Cardamom - 5 pods
Sesame seeds, black - 1tbsp
Dried ginger powder (chukku) - 1/2 tsp
Sliced coconut pieces - 2 tbsp
Baking soda - 2 pinch
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil to fry
Preparation Method:1) Soak raw rice for 5 hrs. Drain . Spread over a towel/dish cloth to dry for 10 min.
Grid the rice using a mixer. Sieve using the puttu sieve( Sieve with bigger holes) to get a coarsely ground powder. The bigger pieces you can put back on the mixer and grind again. Repeat this till all rice are coarsely ground. (The resulting flour you can also use to make puttu.). Set aside.
2) Melt the jaggery adding water, bring to boil, sieve to remove impurities. Set aside to cool down.
3) Heat Ghee and fry coconut slices till light brown, set aside to cool down.
4) Wash sesame seeds once and set aside.
5) Mash banana in the mixer adding some water or Jaggery syrup.
6) In a deep vessel mix raw rice, 2 tbsp all purpose flour, dried ginger powder, Jaggery syrup, Mashed banana to get a thick batter consistency (dosa batter consistency). Toss in Ghee with fried coconut pieces, sesame seeds, baking soda and mix all well. Set aside 5-10 min.
7) Heat oil in a Kadai. Pour the batter into it, fry turning both sides. Wrap in tissue paper to absorb oil when done.