Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Elanchi / Pan Cake

This is a quick after-school snack I used to enjoy as a kid. Easy to make, tasty and filling, this can be considered Kerala's take on the pancakes or crepes, with the filling being sweetened coconut gratings.
Aishwarya is a fan of anything made with coconuts and she loves it whenever I make this at home, her only complaint being that I don't make it often enough.

Ingredients:
All purpose flour( maida)-1 cup
Egg - 1
Water -1cup
Grated Coconut -    1½    cup
Sugar -   2    tbsp
Cardamom Powder   -  ¼    tsp

Method:
Break the egg into a bowl and beat it well.
Add the flour and salt , mix it well. Add enough water and prepare a smooth batter; the batter should be thinner than the dosa consistency.
In another bowl, mix together grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder.Filling is ready. Keep  this aside.
Heat a non stick frying pan and  pour a spoonful of batter in the centre, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round. Keep on medium flame.
When it is cooked on one side,place a spoon of the coconut filling on one end of the pancake and roll it.
Transfer it to a serving dish. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
Serve hot.
Sending this over to "SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series by Anu

and Desserts with Coconuts event by Raven hosted by Raksha

22 comments:

  1. this brings back so many memories... mom used to make this when we were young...

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  2. Love pancakes simply with chocolate sauce drizzles over them, looks fabulous..

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  3. These pancakes brought back memories of my hostel days in Cochin...This was served weekly once with chaaya as a "Naal mani palahaaram"..Must make it at home once.

    Herbs & Flowers: Spring Onions

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  4. Wow, thanks for the wonderful entry for desserts with coconuts event.

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  5. thnks much for linking this recipe dear....looks yummy....

    Hey would you like to guest host it for a month?

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  6. OOo these are soo cute .. and just yummm.. I wudnt mind having one right away!

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  7. Looks yummy and awesome. would luv to have it

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  8. quick n simple snack...very tasty!!

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  9. That's very interesting, new recipe and sounds great.

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  10. very lovely ones..I usually preapre it using wheat flour!!

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  11. pancakes look delicious we make the same way with jaggery

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  12. flavourful and delicious pancakes..

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  13. Looks fantastic, love anything with coconut.

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  14. I too love anything with coconut. I am sure I will enjoy the entire platter if you pass it ot me. :-)

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  15. Sweet and very light pancakes...i am sure kids will luv it..

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  16. These palappams are my favorite. I make them once in a while for breakfast. YUM!

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  17. thanks for the inspiration dear...will def try this..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  18. For the first time i had this snak not in Kerala, but in Bnagalore.. can u belive tat.. i had this snak in one of the Mallu bakery.. really yummy.. and the very next moment i decided to prepare this dish after reading your recipe. I am also planning this snak for our teams next pot lock & also at my native home. Thank you very much for sharing this.

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