Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Remy's Recipe - Wheat n Sweet Pancake

There are 13 signals, from my home to work, and I live just 3 streets away! You take a turn or just go two blocks more and its right there. It makes me remember Chennai, as I grew up the roads became so busy and congested and signals appeared on every corner. I guess life is also like that .As I grew up there are red signals everywhere, putting so many restrictions on what I can and cannot do.

The worst is the invisible yellow lines drawn not only by parents but by some friends and society. These are the people who define life by 8 hours of sleep, 10 plus hours of work and whatever rest for eating in front of the TV. These are the people who constantly believe I might ruin my life and I need help.

I am expected to live a life from existing templates (mapped to age, financial status etc) and anything new seem to disturb them and the relationship I share. These days I just ignore or give a “watch me do this” stare when confronted by such criticisms.

If it is too much to take, I would just sit in the couch watching FRIENDS or make myself busy with some other things. This time I turned to my best retreat – cooking. Tada! born a new recipe - “Wheat n sweet pancake “.

To make this easy dish you need:
1 cup wheat
¼ cup rice flour
¼ cup maize flour * use ¼ all purpose flour if you don't have this and/or rice flour
Jaggery/ brown sugar - 2 teaspoons (healthier than crystal sugar)
½ cup coconut (optional if you are dieting)
A pinch of salt
Cardamom – 1 (optional)


Mix everything in the bowl. Add water and make it to pancake paste consistency. Heat the pan use very less amount of oil or use it on alternate pancakes. Spread it like dosa cook both sides until golden brown and there you go!

This doesn’t need any side dish but if you wish take honey or plain yogurt along with it. Wheat has got appropriate calorie value for a grain and a perfect filling food. It provides healthy metabolism to the body and prevents breast cancer, gallstone, childhood asthma and heart risks. It also promotes gastro-intestinal health. Coconut is good source of dietary fiber and with regular intake you can say bye bye to constipation problems.
Update :
Variation to it, Add Finger Millet ( raagi) instead of wheat and it tastes really good )

My flat mates were very happy to taste a different dish for dinner after 10 days of my absence in the kitchen. I was surprised as the recipe just came to me by instinct and it tasted really good.

This is me, if I can make flour to tasty meal, I can do best with my life as well.

60 comments:

gils said...

aarambichitia..

gils said...

idle mind is devil's workshopnu summava solirukaanga!!

gils said...

yaruda intha remy..maganay avana udaikanum

gils said...

first commentuku intha oosipona pancakelaam selaathu..enaku vanilla cake venum

gils said...

rounda anju

Srivats said...

//idle mind is devil's workshopnu summava solirukaanga!!//

ayiyoo un mandaila appo devil erukka ?

//first commentuku intha oosipona pancakelaam selaathu..enaku vanilla cake venum//

vanilla bittergaurd cake with hot chilli twist panni erukken anupattuma ?

//yaruda intha remy..maganay avana udaikanum//

Enakkul oruvan

//rounda anju//

poda en....

athivas said...

Epdi Sri? Epdi ipdiyellem??Will try this one this weekend!!

//This is me, if I can make flour to tasty meal, I can do best with my life as well.//

Well said!! Typically Sri!! :)

Ramesh said...

Sri - you are completely in the wrong profession. What on earth are you doing pushing pen and paper. Become a Food TV presenter and writer ! that's your calling. If you can create recipes just like that. Especially when I have to ask you how to differentiate between wheat flour and maize flour !!

Now if you don't give an irreverant or smart alec response to this, I'm going to come and clobber you :)

A journey called Life said...

yummy..

Sundari said...

Nice one!!

U can also add little Rawa to it..

Thamizhmaangani said...

take home chef curtis stone alavuku kalakureenga! cool cool!:)

அன்புடன் அருணா said...

/As I grew up there are red signals everywhere, putting so many restrictions on what I can and cannot do. /
If you don't have restrictions how will you have the mazaa of breaking it!!!??:)

gils said...

//U can also add little Rawa to it..//

avvvvvvvvv...sundari madam..en intha kolaveri ungaluuku..erkanavay oruthan karandiyum kaiyuma panra imsai thaangala..ithul ipdilam usupethineenganna..hmmm...

gils said...

//vanilla bittergaurd cake with hot chilli twist panni erukken anupattuma ?//

aaniye pudunga venam

gils said...

//This is me, if I can make flour to tasty meal, I can do best with my life as well//

i hope better things happen in life for u :D :D

gils said...

suweet 16 :D

Aaarti said...

Sweet.. i have made this , quite like it!! :D

cooking seems to be something u enjoy!!:) Nice!!

antha gilsukku verum pavakka podum..hehehe..[running away before he reads this!!]

R-ambam said...

//As I grew up there are red signals everywhere, putting so many restrictions on what I can and cannot do.
//

chae... ennamaa yosikrangayaa...!


idle mind is devil's Kitchen?
he hee :))

ippo yaar verupaethitaangannu intha recipe .. ? atha poadave illaiye ?

kovam vanthu saapaadu thooki poadravanga .. kaelvi patrukein..
aana samaikrathu is an innovation in itself ! Keep it up..

TheUncanny said...

welcome back!!!
here's an idea,U can also soak it in sugar syrup..dunno how that will taste like..Diwali special!

Srivats said...

@ Athivas

//Epdi Sri? Epdi ipdiyellem??Will try this one this weekend!!//

Mr V enna veedu theedi vandhu adikka poraaru ;)

@ AJCL
Yes it is , i tried with ragi last night and it tasted very good.

Srivats said...

@ Tamil mango

//take home chef curtis stone alavuku kalakureenga! cool cool!:)//

Edhu ungalukkey overa therla ;) oh unga veetukku vandhu samaika solreengala hehe , senjutta pochu.

@ Aruna

//If you don't have restrictions how will you have the mazaa of breaking it!!!??:)//

Edhu correct dhaan , break the rules!! :)

Srivats said...

@ Ramesh

/Sri - you are completely in the wrong profession. What on earth are you doing pushing pen and paper. Become a Food TV presenter and writer ! that's your calling.//

haha i love this, food critic who cant eat non veg ;) that would be interesting hehe

//Especially when I have to ask you how to differentiate between wheat flour and maize flour !!//

Thank god you are married :)

//Now if you don't give an irreverant or smart alec response to this, I'm going to come and clobber you :)//

haha :) I am flattered LOL not just because of your kind words but the care you show :P thanks ramesh!

Srivats said...

@ gils
//avvvvvvvvv...sundari madam..en intha kolaveri ungaluuku..erkanavay oruthan karandiyum kaiyuma panra imsai thaangala//

unakku poraamai

//suweet 16 :D//
u bittergaurd 32 ?

//i hope better things happen in life for u :D :D//

avvvvuu nanba nanbaa

Srivats said...

@ Aarti

Good u already made this, not bad right ?

//antha gilsukku verum pavakka podum..hehehe..[running away before he reads this!!]//

Neenga bayapadaadheenga engey avana gummaradhukku neraya per erukkom :)

Srivats said...

@ Rambam

/chae... ennamaa yosikrangayaa...! //

moolai na! ( read it in senthil style)

//idle mind is devil's Kitchen?//

uhhhunaa (same style)

//ippo yaar verupaethitaangannu intha recipe .. ? atha poadave illaiye ?//

:P thoyil ragasiyam

@ Theuncanny
//here's an idea,U can also soak it in sugar syrup..dunno how that will taste like..Diwali special!//

haha may be good, lets try it out :)

A journey called Life said...

sri- chotu loved this dish..thanks for that.. ur work on Ramesh's blog is very nice- simple and neat..

i loved the last line.. trust u to think this way.

gils- u please try this recipie.. am sure u r gonna rave abt it too..

A journey called Life said...

sri- chotu loved this dish..thanks for that.. ur work on Ramesh's blog is very nice- simple and neat..

i loved the last line.. trust u to think this way.

gils- u please try this recipie.. am sure u r gonna rave abt it too..

gils said...

// u please try this recipie..//

olagam azhinjidumnga :) logakshema thukaaga i defer doing this..soringa opicer :)

Swaram said...

Oh man! U r a real gud chef! Let alone tried and tested recipes, innovations too ;)

I am expected to live a life from existing templates (mapped to age, financial status etc) and anything new seem to disturb them and the relationship I share. These days I just ignore or give a “watch me do this” stare when confronted by such criticisms - WTG :)

This is me, if I can make flour to tasty meal, I can do best with my life as well - Well said :)

Srivats said...

@ AJCL

//sri- chotu loved this dish..thanks for that.. ur work on Ramesh's blog is very nice- simple and neat..//

wow super! u can try with ragi as well instead of wheat :) hurrey!!now this is better than blog awards, chotu liking my recipe :)

//gils- u please try this recipie.. am sure u r gonna rave abt it too..//

haha do u think he would ever do that ;)

@gils

Jus checked ur comment haha, loga shemathukkagava ;) ne nadathu

@swaram
Thanks much :P

G3 said...

boss.. wheat / wheat flour?? theliva sollunga.. gothumai appadiyae potta dosa suduveenga ??? :P

G3 said...

//
Neenga bayapadaadheenga engey avana gummaradhukku neraya per erukkom :)//

I the prejent aapicer.. Motha adi en adiya irukkanum :)))))

G3 said...

Inna seidhaarai oruthal avar naana nannayam seidhuvidal policya sri?? Indha dish senju ungala mood out pannavarukku kudutheengala ;)

Annam said...


மறுபடியுமா :(

Annam said...

G3 said...
//
Neenga bayapadaadheenga engey avana gummaradhukku neraya per erukkom :)//

I the prejent aapicer.. Motha adi en adiya irukkanum :)))))
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Me too all time present for tis occassion to Gumming VATS:)))))

Annam said...

உங்கள சொல்லி குத்தமில்ல நீங்க செய்யுற Recipe சப்பிடுறதுக்குனு சில ஜீவன்கள் இருக்குல அவங்கள மொதல்ல ...............

Annam said...

//there are 13 signals


nalal velai ithula traffic jam ethuvum ungalukku thonala illana jam dabbava thookitu poi oru recipe solli irupeenga:)

Annam said...

///. This time I turned to my best retreat – cooking.//////////
pocha ellarum maatikittaangla.....athuvum 1st a gils vanthu:))))))))))))))))))))))

ippo thaan manasuku konjam santhosama irukku

Annam said...

1 cup wheat
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cuppoda size sollave illa:(

Annam said...

It provides healthy metabolism to the body and prevents breast cancer, gallstone, childhood asthma and heart risks. It also promotes gastro-intestinal health. Coconut is good source of dietary fiber and with regular intake you can say bye bye to constipation problems.
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okay doctor:)

Annam said...

Update :
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antha technical puthiya kaamichitayae CHINKU:)

Annam said...

it tasted really good./////////////////

itha naanga sollanum:)sari ungala thavira yaarum solla mudiyaathu :)

Annam said...

My flat mates were very happy to taste a different dish for dinner after 10 days of my absence in the kitchen. ////////////////////////////////

ulaga maka POIIIu:)))

Annam said...

guess life is also like that /////////////

guessaaa????? supera irukku

Annam said...

me the 45:)

Annam said...


ivlo thooram vanthuttom 50 pottu kummitu pona thaan oru thirupthi irukum:)

Annam said...

Sundari said...
Nice one!!

U can also add little Rawa to it..
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yakka y this kolaveri

Annam said...

Labels remeys receipe///////////////

mudiyalada saami intha kodumaiku oru End kidayaatha

Annam said...

49

Annam said...

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
:))))))))))))))))))))))))

Vidya said...

You know, I purchased a papaya to make that papaya recipe that you had listed here!

Vidya said...

Thayavu panni ennoda blog pakkam vaaa... Ellarayum kenji koothatdi invite pannindu irukken! :D

gils said...

//nalal velai ithula traffic jam ethuvum ungalukku thonala illana jam dabbava thookitu poi oru recipe solli irupeenga:)//

LOL :D :D pikaali chaancela :D

gils said...

//I the prejent aapicer.. Motha adi en adiya irukkanum :)))))//

athaana paathen..ennada kaanumaynu

starry eyed said...

wow...loved the first lines...I disregard those yellow lines and red signals too...and yes, FRIENDS is a nice antidote to nay-sayers!

jehan said...

oh, i love to try this one of these days...

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

"I am expected to live a life from existing templates" ~ This is so true for many of us...

Srivats said...

@ Annam

Romba attama erukku, ennadhu edhu chinna pulla thanama, olunga " finger on the lip" vachu chaplaangal katti ukkaranum , ellatti scale edukka vendiyadhudhaan

Srivats said...

@ Gils

Ne adutha post poduvella erukkuda kummi

@ Vidya
Super , senju paathuttu sollunga :) Naan ella postum padikareney, enna konjam latea varuven :)

@ G3
Good good, Ungal help nalla theva padudhu , adutha operation nama silenta seyyarom, Gils post potta vudeney nama rendu rendu pera ulla poi gummakuthu kutharom.. aahhaaahhhaa (villain staylel laugh)

Srivats said...

@ Jehan

Let me know if u like it :)

@ Starry eyed
Thats a inspiration, totally disregading them :) hurrey u like FRIENDS too, thats quite funny isnt ?

@ Mybittersweetkoreanlife
Ya tell me about it!