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Monday, November 09, 2020

Moricha (Roasted) Gothambu Ada | Wheat flour Pancakes ~ Step by Step Pics

Our grand parents had a very good lifestyle compared to the sedentary lifestyle of most of the people now. The older generation still are so energetic even now and you hardly find them sitting idle at home. Those days only festival time was when oil was used for frying snacks and they used very less oil to make the daily meals. They worked very hard in paddy fields and in their backyard gardens to produce their own food. I still appreciate their healthy life styles compared to the ones we live now. Comfort has taken a big turn and now hardly we see most of us confined at home. Older generation even used cold pressed oils compared to the refined oils of now. Anyways we can't make a  'U' turn to return to their style of living but definitely we can make a few changes in our lifestyle and food menu. Today's recipe is one such healthy recipe.

Gothambu adas are a healthy alternative for a quick breakfast or a filling snack. But how about a roasted(moricha) version of gothambu adas, crispy on the outer and soft inside.These adas are healthy guilt free and tastes delicious with a cup of tea without any sides. There is hardly any use of oil and so is dry roasted, the coconut in it adds a nutty flavor along with the mild spices of green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves and onion. I usually make this as a evening snack as its quick to prepare. I have tried both ways of using a dosa griddle or roasting the adas in banana leaves. The gothambu kozhukatta version is also healthy and can be tried too as its steamed and so is healthy again. Try making these adas and enjoy with a tangy chutney of your choice, tastes yumm. We enjoyed the adas with tomato chutney, you can try kunjulli chutney (shallots chutney) or mint(pudina) chutney. Check this out !!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 5 adas
wheat flour 1.5 cups
grated coconut 1/2 cup
onion 1 small chopped fine
green chillies 2
ginger 1 tbsp fine chopped
curry leaves a sprig
coriander leaves 1 tbsp
salt to taste

  • Roast the wheat flour in a pan for 3-4 minutes on medium flame by continous stirring. Switch off flame and leave to cool slightly. To this, add the grated coconut, chopped onion, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt. Add water little by little and make the dough ready. The dough should be sticky and loose than chapathi dough.

  • Heat a dosa kallu or dosa griddle. To this place a lump of dough, dip your hands in water and spread fast on the tawa using your fingers (be careful to touch only the dough and not the grddle as it is very hot, also work quickly as the underside of the dough starts cooking as soon as you place the dough on the griddle and so it becomes hard to spread after a certain point, spread evenly as possible. Drizzle few drops of oil and cook both sides. Transfer to a plate.

  • Now scoop out small portions of the dough on a banana leaf and spread thin using your fingers. Dip your hands in a bowl of water to avoid sticking back on hands. Fold the leaf in half  and keep ready. I used a pathiri chatti to roast the banana leaf ones. Place the prepared banana leaf ones in the chatti and cover the pan, keep on low flame. Flip the other side when the leaf is browned, gothambu ada looks slightly roasted and coo the other side too(takes about 5 mins total). Transfer to a plate when done. 

  • Repeat making all the adas in the similar way and serve to a plate when warm with tomato chutney or ketchup.
* You can make more variations in this basic recipe and try adding more veggies like grated carrot, beetroot.
* You can even add oats flour to make this ada.
* The banana leaves one add a special charred flavor of the leaves to these adas so don't miss to try that way too.


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks fingerlickingly delicious!

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... looks so delicious... yummy...