This week in blogging marathon I have picked up crepes as my theme. Crepes are thin pancakes made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour. The thin batter is poured on a flat tawa or pan and is rotated in a circular motion to spread the batter as thinly as possible. When cooked on one side, it is flipped to cook on other side as well. It could be served as such or with a sweet or savoury filling.
When I was thinking about what can be made under crepes, it reminded me of my grandmother who was very fond of eating fried food. Even in her nineties, if she didn’t like the food she used to make pakoras or chillas for herself.
Chillas are pancakes that are shallow fried. These could be sweet as well as savoury. We normally make chillas with besan. She was so fond of chillas that if sometimes besan is not available, she would make batter with wheat flour and make chillas with it. As kids we used to make fun of it that dadi can eat anything of it is fried. But now I realise these are indeed very tasty and healthy too.
Finally I decided to make my grandmother’s pancakes or crepes though with a little variation.
I didn’t used any oil to cook these crepes and added only 1 tbsp of oil in the batter. To make these crepes wholesome, I stuffed these with paneer bhurji and served with green chutney. I was surprised to see the reaction of whole family. They just loved the crepes
I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #82 Week 4 Day 1