Saturday, September 27, 2008

Taushe - Rulanva Bhakri

What to prepare for breakfast is the biggest question that bugs me everytime. Before I even complete having the breakfast of that day I start wondering what to make the next day. Considering that we both are not very fond of cereals fixing breakfast is like a challenge to me. I am always in constant search of easy to make and healthy breakast items. One such is this. This is made of Semolina and can be made within minutes. The traditional recipe as amma makes requires banana. But when i decided making this I did not have it so replaced banana with Cucumber and it did taste great. 
It does not need any side dish as it tastes good on its own (more reasons to indulge).
Here is what's needed:
1 medium cucumber grated ( make sure that cucumber is not bitter and does not have seeds formed)
2 cups semolina
Coarse Grind:
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 green chilli's
small piece of ginger
salt and sugar to taste
Oil/Ghee to shallow fry
1) Make coarse paste of ingredients mentioned under coarse grind using mixie or mortar and pestle.
2) Add this to semolina (no need to fry it before hand). Add suffecient water. Do not make the batter watery. It shud be thick batter with just enough water to mix the ingredients well.
3) Add salt and sugar to taste. Let it sit for 10-15 mins. Semolina absorbs water so add if you feel its too dry.
4)  Heat a tawa. Take little batter and pour on tawa. Wet your hands and spread the batter until it becomes slightly thinner and round. Pour little oil from sides and on top. When the colour at the top changes slightly and it does not have sticky batter at the top flip it. Let it sit for a min. Flip over and check if it is done. If not leave for some more time
5) Serve hot.

Variations: If using ripe banana mash it properly and then add rava to it. Continue further as per the recipe. Easy way to use up the over ripe banana's.


anudivya said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today... I like your blog too, some unique recipes you have here, like the pathrado. Very cool.
I think you are the first Indian blogger I know who resides in China, even that is unique... how do you like it there?
Do you get Indian groceries commonly there?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey i like this recipe.. i am going to try it for sure. i will let u know how it turns out..

Uj said...

Thanks Divya. I have replied in your blog!

Please try this Mahimaa and let me know :)

Sangeeth said...

hey Uj, my first time have a great blog with new recipes. Luved ur pathrado. And as divya said you r the first Indian I know who lives in china....hope its good u have lot of indians near ur place?

Uj said...

Hi Sangeeth,
Thanks for dropping by. Thanks for your compliments do keep visiting. China is a good place and yes there are lot of Indians in Shanghai. We do get Indian items from Indian stores and also there are lot of Indian restaurants to satisfy our cravings ;)