Savory Crepes is what my mother called Dim er Parota. I mean she didn't know what savory crepe was. She just made Dim er Parota and it was fantastic.
Once I knew what crepe was I started making the savory version like my Mother with onion and green chilies in the batter or the version without them which could be slathered with something sweet like Nutella.
It all starts with one single batter.
In one wide mouthed bowl put
1 Cup of Maida/AP Flour
3/4th Cup of Milk
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp of Oil
Make a smooth batter.
Now if you want savory crepes to the above batter add
finely chopped onions(quarter of an onion)
finely chopped green chillies(1 tbsp)
For sweet crepes skip the onion and chili. Add a little sugar to the batter and maybe a few drops of vanilla.
Now put a non-stick tawa or griddle on the stove. Grease it lightly. You can just rub it with a stick of butter or use few drops of oil.
Pour 1/4th cup of batter in the center of the pan and then swirl it around to make a round. This step is similar to that of a pancake or utthapam.
Cook for a minute or until you see the edges turning golden curling up. By now it should be easy to slid a spatula under it.
Flip and cook the other side for 1 more minute. You will see a few brown spots on the surface.
Gently take it out on a plate and continue with the next.
For savory crepes you can add a stuffing at the center and then fold the crepe around it
1. A green pea stuffing like the Koraishuti Kochuri stuffing is great.
2. Usually I make a potato stuffing with boiled potatoes coarsely mashed and sauteed with some onion in olive oil
For sweet crepes, slather the inside with nutella and roll the crepe.
Organic Spinach and Cheese Ravioli from Costco -- This is a big favorite with both my girls and it indeed tastes very good. I cook it according to package directions. Then heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the marinara sauce. Gently add the cooked ravioli in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the raviolis are lightly golden on both sides. Next day heat and pack in a thermos.
Need To Buy -- Organic Ravioli from Costco
Lemon Rice -- Big Sis loves lemon rice so much that she could live on it. I have a very simple version of it where I put cooked rice in a bowl. Then I heat little oil+ghee in a small kadhai. Temper the oil with curry leaves, green chilli and mustard seeds. I also add a pinch of turmeric powder to this. I then add this oil+ghee to the rice. I also add lime/lemon juice, salt and sugar to taste, Mix it well. I add fried peanuts if the kids want it
Need to Buy -- Rice, Curry Leaves, Lime/Lemon/Lime Juice, Peanuts
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