Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Madakku Dosha / Love Letter / Coconut Crepe

Madakku dosha always bring me memories about my hostel days. We used to get this as snack during our tea times. We used to call it "garbhini doshas" , (pregnant doshas :-)) . It is a really simple recipe and goes well in your breakfasts or as a snack with tea/coffee.


All Purpose Flour 2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Egg 1 large
Butter melted 2 tbsp
Salt -  a pinch
Grated Coconut 1/2 cup
Sugar/Melted Jaggery  1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Cashew Nuts  6-7 pieces
Raisins  1 tbsp
Salt a pinch

Heat ghee in a pan. 
Roast cashew, raisins in the pan followed by grated coconut.
Add the sugar/melted jaggery, stir continuously.
On medium low heat, make it into a thick sticky filling. 
Remove from heat and stir in the cardamom powder. Keep it aside.
This forms the filling.

Whisk together the all purpose flour and the egg in a large mixing bowl.
Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine and make a dosa like batter.
 Also add butter and salt.
 Heat a non-stick frying pan. Pour the batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly.
Cook the crepe  and remove from heat.
Once the crepes are cool, put the filling in the center of each crepe and roll it .

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vegetable Stew / Vegetable Ishtu

 Vegetable Stew is a great combo for traditional palappam. It goes well with vellappam, idiyappam, etc. It is made in Coconut Milk with the vegetables, mainly carrot, beans, green peas and potato. You can add other vegetables according to your taste


Carrot 1/2 cubed
Potato 1/2 cubed
Green peas 1/2 cup
Onion 1/2
Beans 5 chopped
Ginger 1 small piece
Green chillies 2 to 3
Garam masala a pinch
Pepper powder 1 tbsp
Coconut Milk 3/4 cup


Heat oil in a pan , add chopped onion , ginger and green chillies.
Saute and keep aside
Cook the vegetables and add to the pan.
Now add pepper powder and garam masala.
Add coconut milk, and stir for a minute.
Serve hot.