Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Panki (Rice Flour Pancake)

Yesterday evening, as I wrapping up work and thinking about what to have for dinner, I had this sudden craving for Panki. Panki as my mom makes it is this savory rice flour pancake with lots of pepper. So, I promptly called my mom and got the recipe, got home and tried making it. It was actually pretty yummy!! Here is the recipe..

1 Cup Rice Flour
1 Cup Yogurt
2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
2 Tsp Ground Cummin
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1/4 Cup Water
3 Tsp Oil


1. Mix all the Ingredients well till you form a batter slightly thicker than regular pancake batter

2. Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat. I usually add 1/4 tsp of oil to this just to make sure that the pancake doesn't stick to the pan

3. Spoon about 1/4 of the mixture onto the pan and spread it evenly

4. Place a lid on the pan and cook covered over medium high heat for around 3-5 minutes till the bottom is golden brown

5. Flip it over, cover it and cook it for another 1-2 minutes

6. Voila, its done!! Plate it on the side that was cooked first, serve hot.

You can serve this with Cilantro chutney. I like to eat it plain.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Weekend Update

This was the first weekend in a long time that I didn't even have to THINK about work..

Friday - Watched a tamil movie Nayakan.. Was good, people say its the Indian equivalent of Godfather, Kamal Hassan's acting is amazing as usual. A recent movie that you could compare it to is Sanjay Datt's Vaastav

Saturday - Went to the mall looking for inspiration to buy something, but, everything out is all brown and I'm tired of owning brown clothes..

Sunday - Went on a bike ride with Arun and Martina
down the Minutemen Bike path. A 23 mile round-trip path.. Was fun, but made me realize that I'm horribly out of shape.. Came back, had some grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches with desi chai. Spent the rest of the day lazing on the couch and doing MDCs (Mundane Domestic Chores), eg. grocery shopping, laundry..

All in all, a nice relaxing weekend