Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake | How to make Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake

By Prema Vaidyanthan  |  22nd Feb 2018  |  
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Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancakeby Prema Vaidyanthan
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About Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake Recipe

Jackfruit is special among all fruits. It has an unique smell. And it requires some expertise to clean, peel and store the fruit. It is an art by itself. It is fascinating to watch somebody smearing their hands with oil and separating the fruit from the skin after cutting it open with a sharp knife.The whole house is filled with the fruity smell when they are cut or rip enough to be cut open.And Bajra is the queen of millets. With 12% of fibre, it is one of the cheapest sources of fibre for vegetarians and can be included in a variety of recipes and ideally suited for Indian cooking.So, here I am giving you a recipe for a pancake with these two tasty ingredients and who doesn’t like pancakes? Read on and please try this in your kitchen and give me your feedback. Bajra is known as jambu in Tamil and Pearl Millet in English. This recipe makes 10 pancakes Served hot with honey, this is a complete breakfast. It has enough fibre, carb and sugar to get you started for a busy day and fills your stomach sufficiently .S

Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake

Ingredients to make Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake

  • Pearl millet/Kambu/Bajra. 1/3 cup
  • Raw rice. any variety. 1/3 cup
  • urad dal. 1/3 cup
  • Poha. 1 cup
  • salt. 1/8 teaspoon
  • Jackfrit slices. (very sweet). 1 cup
  • Jackfruit cut into strips. 2 tablespoons
  • jaggery. 1/2 cup
  • water. 2-3 Tablespoons
  • cashewnuts. roasted. 2 Tablespoons
  • elaichi powder. 1/2 teaspoon
  • ghee. 10 teaspoons
  • honey to serve

How to make Palaapazha-Kambu (Bajra) Dosa / Jackfruit-Pearl Millet Pancake

  1. Clean the millet, Rice, urad dal
  2. Soak all together in enough water to immerse all three
  3. Soak for four to six hours
  4. Soak poha for just fifteen minutes after cleaning.
  5. Grind all together into a very smooth batter
  6. Add a little salt and mix well.
  7. Allow to ferment for eight to ten hours or overnight
  8. Now, chop the jackfruit and soak them in little warm water
  9. Make a smooth purée of the soaked jackfruit
  10. Heat two to three tablespoons water, add jaggery.
  11. Bring to a boil and filter when the jaggery dissolved fully
  12. Bring back to pan and make a slightly thick syrup ( thick enough to be mixed with the pancake batter)
  13. Mix jaggery syrup with fruit purée
  14. Add this mixture to fermented batter, mix well.
  15. Taste for sweetness. Adjust according to your needs.
  16. Add elaichi powder and mix
  17. The batter should be slightly thick.
  18. Heat a tawa, smear with ghee
  19. Wait till tawa is sizzling hot
  20. Pour batter and spread with the back of the ladle.
  21. Sprinkle a few roasted Cashewnuts
  22. And jackfruit strips on top
  23. Press lightly with the ladle so that they stick.
  24. When brown, flip the pancake and cook on the other side.
  25. Serve hot with honey.
  26. This recipe makes very soft dosas, so care has to be taken while flipping.

My Tip:

Take care to select very sweet jackfruit or increase the quantity of jaggery accordingly.

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