An essential ingredient to enhance the authenticity of the dish is white poppy seeds, used extensively in Malabar cuisine while making biryani and meat stews. It is considered an essential part of any festival, pre- and post-wedding events, and Iftar.
So I was all eager to do this for our challenge. It so happened that Vaishali wanted to know if I had shortlisted challenges for the next couple of months. She didn't want to miss as she was travelling and that's just the motivation I need to get things shortlisted. I shared what I am planning for the next couple of months. And before she left she had these done and feedback given. Just by the sheer vote she gave, I had to do it.
Chatti Pathiri - Sweet Layered and Filled Crepes
Adapted from Anitha Menon
For the Pathiris:
All purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
Warm water - 1/3 cup
Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
For the filling:
Condensed milk - Half a tin
Black Sesame seeds - 4 tbsp
Grated coconut - 7 tbsp
Raisins - 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts, finely chopped - 3 tbsp
Almonds, finely chopped - 3 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 4 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 3 tbsp
Thick Coconut milk - 1 cup (approx from halve coconut)
Cardamom powder with powdered sugar - 5 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
How to make the Chatti Pathiri
For the Pathiris
Everybody enjoyed this treat, with so much of nuts and condensed milk it was only natural that it turns out to be a rich dessert.
This is best served warm. I hope you make this and enjoy!