A very simple and healthy dish. It doesn’t require any overnight preparation. I always prepare it when I get up in the morning and realize I didn’t prepare any batter in the night. I got this recipe from my mother in law. I made some changes to the same as per my taste. Here its there for you.
- Maida – 1 cup
- Wheat Flour – 1 cup
- Slice coconut pieces (thengakothu)/Grated coconut – ¼ cup
- Water – 1 ¾ cup
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Oil – for cooking
- Mix all the ingredients and make it into a smooth paste.
- Heat a flat tawa (dosa chatti). Don’t apply any oil on the tawa.
- Keep a bowl of water near to the cooking pan. Dip your palm into the bowl of water and then take a handful ( approx 4-5 tbsp) of batter and put on the hot tawa.
- Dip your hands again in the water and start to flatten the batter with your palm so that its spread in a circular shape.
- Dip your palm in water in-between if you feel batter is sticking to your hands.
- Immediately pour 1 tsp of oil on it and smoothen the top of batter poured with a flat spatula.
- Draw diagonal lines on the top with the spatula. Cook it till top part becomes dry.
- Flip the paratiappam and cook for another 2-3 min.
- Serve hot with chicken curry or fish curry.
How to know your tawa is hot enough to pour the batter???? Sprinkle few drops of water on the pan .The water should sizzle and evaporate in 3-4 seconds. Then your tawa is ready.