I’ve grown up eating Dhirde. These are traditional Maharashtrian rice batter pancakes. Mum used to make these for me just before I’d step out to play in the evenings. I remember gorging on them and refuelling for some serious playtime.
It’s beautiful to see Trilok enjoying them as much as I did and I hope these make it to his top list of snacks.
Here’s what you will need:
- Rice flour roughly 4 tbsp
- Gram Flour/Besan, 1 tsp
- Semolina/Rawa, 1 tsp
- 1 Small onion, finely chopped
- Small amount of coriander, finely chopped
- A pinch of cumin seeds
- Salt, to taste
- A pinch of asafoetida
- A few torn curry leaves
- Water, enough to make a runny thin batter
- Ghee or oil for pan frying (I’ve used ghee)
- In a deep bowl mix all the ingredients and make a runny batter
- Heat pan on a medium flame
- Once the pan is hot, lower the flame to slow and from a height pour out a ladle full of the batter, make sure it forms a net
- Pour melted ghee into the open spaces of the pancake and let it brown on the slow flame
- Flip over to cook on the reverse for a few seconds and when it starts to look crisp pull it off the flame
- Serve warm
These make an amazing snack or can be had even for breakfast.