Green Peas Panki ( Microwave Recipe)

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Were you thinking that traditional foods can be made only with kadhais and tavas? pankis can be made quite swiftly in the microwave too. Here is how! but, ensure you spread the batter very thinly for fine results.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 10 pankis
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3 to 4 banana leaves (kele ka patta)
1 tsp oil for greasing
1/3 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tsp curds (dahi)
2 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup green peas , coarsely ground
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) , roasted and coarsely ground
salt to taste
1/2 tsp fruit salt

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Cut the banana leaves into circles using a 75 mm. (3") diameter cookie cutter.
  2. Apply a little oil on one side of each banana leaf and keep aside.
  3. Combine all the remaining ingredients, except the fruit salt, along with ¾ cup of water in a bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency. Keep aside.
  4. Just before serving, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over it.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Put 2 tbsp of the batter on the greased side of a banana leaf and spread it evenly to make a thin layer.
  7. Cover with another banana leaf with the greased side over the batter.
  8. Place 5 such pankis at a time in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 1 minute 20 seconds or till well cooked.
  9. Repeat the same procedure to make 5 more pankis in another batch.
  10. Serve immediately with green chutney.

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 on 12 Jul 12 09:37 AM

Batter of rice flour, urad dal, green peas and green chillies placed between 2 banana leaves and steamed to perfection. Healthy and easy to make and very light to eat. Use as a appetizer or quick snack. Kids love it too.