Pancake made with rice and lentils, sweet or savory, from the state of Orissa is Chakuli Pitha. It is one of the most popular breakfast recipes of the state. It is very simple to make. Chakuli pitha recipe can be customised as per the liking. It can be flavored with jaggery, coconut, cardamoms, etc. However, this is the recipe for savory pitha. It can also be served with ghugni and potato curry for a complete Odia meal.
Pancake recipes are so simple and easy to make and therefore these are perfect breakfast recipes. This recipe too calls for a handful of ingredients and it is done. Rice and urad dal are used to make chakuli pitha. The same combination is also used to make dhuska recipe from the state of Jharkhand. Still the two dishes are so different from each other. Here is all that you need to make Chakuli Pitha:
Rice and Dal: Any variety of rice and urad, in the proportion of 2:1, are used to make chakuli pitha recipe. Proper soaking of these ingredients is essential.
Fermentation: The soaked rice and urad dal are grinded. Thereafter the mixture is left to be fermented. The fermentation part is optional but I would recommend it.
Indian pancakes are ample. Every state has its own pancake recipe. Be it the whole wheat eggless pancakes from the Konkani kitchen in Goa, or Khura from the kitchen of Arunachal Pradesh. Other than these there are a number of cheela recipes such as besan ka chilla, dal chilla, sooji cheela and so on.
It can be served with chutney of your choice for a weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe makes 8-10 chakuli pitha.
2.Discard the water in which rice was soaked. Transfer soaked 1 cup of rice into a grinder jar.
3.Make smooth paste.
4.Likewise add ½ cup of soaked urad dal to the grinder jar.
5.Make a smooth paste.
6.Mix both the pastes.
7.Leave for 4-6 hours or till fermented.
8.Thereafter, adjust the consistency and add salt to taste.
9.Heat a cooking pan. Drizzle 1 tsp of oil.
10.Pour ½ a cup of batter using a bowl and spread it with the bowl.
11.Cook on low flame till done from one side.
12.Flip and cook from the other side too.
13.Serve hot or warm. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 6 hours soaking time + 6 hours fermentation time
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes + 12 hours passive time
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