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Friday, April 08, 2011

Mutta Churul | Elanji | Love Letter | Kerala Crepes

The original version of crêpes may not be similar to this. But I love calling this as a modified crêpe as it has flour, eggs and sugar.This is a Kerala style crêpe with a sweet coconut filling. The traditional recipe used eggs in olden days as there was no non-stick pan but when preparing these crêpes in a non-stick pan, these can be made without eggs too.I usually prepare this as breakfast and my sons love it.Usually all-purpose flour or maida is used to make this recipe, but I end up making with wheat flour.The actual shapes are rolled up cylindrically (as in shorts), but I make it this way for two reasons-the filling remains intact, and secondly it's faster for me to prepare.The recipe is very simple and can be even made as an after school snack.Give this a try !!

The YouTube #shorts on the full recipe is here, check out.

(pics updated)

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time  ~ 10 minutes
Serves ~8-10 crêpes
*wheat flour 2 cups
egg 1
salt a pinch
turmeric powder, a pinch (optional)

for filling
grated coconut 3/4 cup-1cup
sugar 1/4 -1/2 cup
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp (optional)
cashews, 2 tbsp (optional)
raisins, 2 tbsp (optional)
ghee, 1 tbsp (optional)

  • Mix the coconut, sugar, cardamom powder, cumin powder (optional).Keep aside in a plate.
  • Beat the egg in another large bowl.
  • Sift the wheat flour and salt.
  • Add to the egg mix with water and make it into a dosa like batter. (use blender for quick version)
  • Place a non-stick pan and heat on a medium flame.Pour ladleful of batter like dosa.Spread it like for dosas. Flip the other side and then put a tbsp of the coconut mix on one half. Fold the other half and press together to stick with the spatula.Remove to a plate. 
  • Repeat the same steps till you finish the batter.Serve it on a plate and enjoy.
  • Make all the crêpes by flipping and cooking both sides without browning much, and transfer to a plate. Don't stack them hot, as they tend to stick together. Then place each of them in a plate, add the filling, close to both ends and roll in cigar shapes. (Watch my YouTube #shorts to understand better)
  • Stack all of them with the filling in a plate. Drizzle a little honey or chocolate syrup, enjoy !!

*You can add a tsp of butter on the pan to enhance the taste.
* You can even make an eggless version, I have tried that too.Make a batter with wheat flour(1.5 cups), all-purpose flour (1/2 cup), salt and milk.Rest for 10 minutes and prepare the crêpes.
* I have added powdered sugar in the recipe shorts, but granulated sugar works fine too. Just mix the sugar with coconut and leave for 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve or warm it up.
* Adding turmeric powder to the batter is for colour, omit if you don't like.
* Adding cumin powder to the filling is optional.
* You need ghee to fry the cashews and raisins, else can omit adding. You can make this filling without cashews and raisins.



Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked this recipe..good one :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

I usually prepare it for breakfast..doesn't take much time.

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for taking part in breakfast club!

Love the coconut pancakes.

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