Monday, November 9, 2015

Elappa (Traditional sweet prepared in Coastal Karnataka for Diwali)/ Deep Fried Sweet Pan Cake

Here is a traditional sweet prepared in udupi-mangalore on the first day of deepawali "jalapoorana" / (neeru thumbo habba). Dough is prepared using rice, jaggery and coconut first and then small portions of the dough will be deep fried to make tasty sweet pan cake. Serve this pan cake/elappa  hot or at room temperature and Enjoy. Believe me it tastes very good next day:-).
 I have lot of sweet memories bound to this snack and special day. On this day , My mother used to prepare this pan cake in the evening.I used to decorate big copper vessel in which we used to heat water daily for bath. Of course I used to watch my mother preparing this snack in between without fail :-).After performing "jalapoorana shatra"/pooja my family used to enjoy muching these tasty elappas.




Without wasting any time , lets jump to the detailed recipe ....

Ingredients:
1/2 cup broken rice/dosa rice
1 tsp of urad dal
1/2 tsp methi/fenugreek seeds
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1/4- 1/2 cup grated jaggery (adjust as per your level of sweet)
pinch of salt
2 tsp of sugar (optional)
enough oil for frying
water as required


How To Prepare ?


  • Soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds for at least 2 hours.After 2 hours drain the water and transfer it into a mixer jar. Now add in grated coconut, jaggery, sugar and salt to the same jar. Grind everything together into a smooth paste adding little water. Consistency should be little thicker than dosa batter.

Here is  a video clip to show the consistency of the batter ...click here 

  • Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot enough for frying, take a laddle full of batter and just pour into a hot oil. After few secs it will come up like a poori.......Here is a video taken by me while frying....click here to watch 
  • Keep the flame in low and fry them until both the sides turn golden brown. You can fry only one at a time.Transfer the fried elappas into a kitchen tissue.


  • Keep the flame in low and fry them until both the sides turn golden brown. You can fry only one at a time.Transfer the fried elappas into a kitchen tissue.
  • Serve after 3-4 hours and Enjoy...
                              
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