Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day - Amma's Rulao-aa Bhakri (Semolina Pancake)
My 3 & 1/2 year old reflecting her love through Finger painting a Lotus at school!
Thanks Darling.. you are the most precious one for me!
Coming to the day, its being celebrated as Mother's Day all over, though in every day and every little way we do show our mother how much they mean to us, how dependant we still are on them, here's an informal HAPPY MOTHER's DAY to wish my lovely mother 'Amma' as I address her, my eldest aunt - mummy's sis with whom I spent an entire childhood and who made me the person I am today, 'Amma' again and to wish my Enthusiast MIL, whom again I address as 'Amma' too ! ALL MY LOVING AMMAS HAPPY MOTHER's DAY TO U!
The blogging world has given me a lot, I wish to dedicate this POST to Shilpa, who has a website as a tribute to her mother, AAYIS RECIPES, aayisrecipes.com.
Lovingly major of her posts coming the way her mother cooks, and how she exhibits her love for her through each of her posts! Truly Shilpa, I owe a note of thanks to you majorly as many of your recipes being a keeper, bring my children more close to me!! THANKS!!
Thanks to all the food bloggers whom I regularly read, for making me good-cook, adding 'Healthy' varieties to our brkfast-lunch-snack-dinner table! Making me good mom too!!
First I bring myself to post the best dosa that my Amma makes amidst others - this one is a simple yet filling and tasty one! 'Rulao -aa Bhakri' aka Rava Pancake.
1 cup rava (fine semolina/ bombay rava)
1/2 cup (soi) fresh scraped coconut / dessicated coconut
1 tsp sugar or jaggery
2-3 green chillies crushed
1/2 inch ginger crushed
1/4th cup fresh coriander leaves chopped
Salt to taste
Water for batter
Oil (Ghee for richer taste)
Unsalted Butter / homemade loni
Mix the coconut with rava in a wide vessel. Mix in salt and sugar. Add water to make thick batter mix well. The batter should look like porridge. Mix in the crushed ginger and chilies.
Add chopped coriander if desired. (In the above picture I didn't) Leave for 10 minutes.
Heat the dosa pan, add a few drops of ghee, rub all over the surface of pan, add a ladle full of the batter, spread in circular motion inside out cover and cook over medium flame for around half a minute, uncover, drizzle few drops of ghee and flip the side cook for another minute, remove to a plate, add a small cube of loni or butter.
Note : To make this fat free, use little oil and skip ghee, butter. But the *REAALLLL* goodness of this is brought out only with ghee and butter!! :D
Relish this 'HOT - OUT OF PAN' Amma-licious dosa!
AMMA - As awkward as I may feel to say, as u may right now as you read this, but I mean every word of it *I LUV U* !! Thank you for being your own self!!