Rice panki

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Snacks | Tags: , , , |

This pancake-like Gujarati snack is grilled between banana leaves which lend it an aroma all of its own.

Preparation Time : 10 min.

Serves 10.

Ingredients
2 1/2 teacups rice flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons skim milk yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, coarsely ground
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic with leaves or 1 spring onion (optional)
2 teaspoons oil
salt to taste
Banana plant leaves (for cooking)
For serving
green chutney
Method
1. Mix the rice flour, baking powder, yoghurt and 2 teacups of water. Leave the mixture for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Add the cumin seeds, green chilli and salt and mix very well.
3. Cut the banana leaves into small squares.
4. Apply a little oil to the banana leaves. Spread a lillte mixture on each leaf portion and top with carrot and fresh garlic. Put another greased leaf on top.
5. Cook on a tawa (griddle) until light brown spots appear on top. Repeat for the other side. Serve hot with green chutney.
Tips
Goodness Guide :
Grilling is a healthy alternaitve to frying.
Rice pankis are low in calories and fat and are easy to digest.
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