Monday, August 13, 2018

Vazhaipazha Dosai - Ripe Banana Pancake

Mukkanigal (Three fruits) in Tamil is one word to refer Mangoes, Jackfruit and Bananas together. Mukkanigal have been specially mentioned in devotional Tamil literature. Ancient records show that lands growing the three fruits were granted by the kings of yore to the magnificent temples built by them, so that Mukkanigal could be offered to the Lord in the daily worship. It is tradition to serve Mukkanigal (the three fruits) with honey in religious feasts. Dishes prepared using Mukkanigal taste as delicious as when they are savoured fresh. Sweet dosas prepared using Mukkanis are nutritious, filling and make excellent breakfast food especially for kids. After today's post about Vazhaipazha Dosai I can sense the pleasant aroma of Mukkani Dosais along with Mambazha Dosai and Palapazha Dosai emanating from Chitra Amma's Kitchen.


Ripe bananas - 3
Wheat flour - 2 cups 
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Ragi flour - 1/4 cup
Powdered jaggery - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1 pinch
Raisins - 2 tbsps
Cashew nuts - 2 tbsps
Ghee - for cooking
1. Peel the ripe bananas, slice them and mash well.
2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well to form a thick batter.
3. Add little milk or water if the batter becomes too thick.

4. Heat a greased tava and pour a ladle of batter in the center.
5. Lightly spread into a slightly thick palm size dosa using the back of the ladle. 
6. Dribble ghee all around and on the dosa.

7. Cook on medium flame till the bottom is done.

8. Flip and cook for one more minute till both sides are done.

Remove the Vazhaipazha Dosai on to a plate and serve warm with a dollop of butter.