Amaranth and Jowar Pancakes, also known as Dhirde, are a traditional dish from Maharashtra, India. They are made from a mixture of amaranth and jowar (sorghum) flour, along with spices and herbs. The batter is then cooked on a griddle to make pancakes. These pancakes are typically served with a variety of chutneys or curries, and are considered a healthy and nutritious meal.
Here is a basic recipe for cooking Amaranth and Jowar Pancakes (Dhirde):
- 1 cup amaranth flour
- 1 cup jowar flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh curry leaves
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups water
- Oil or ghee for cooking
- In a mixing bowl, combine the amaranth flour, jowar flour, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder (if using), ginger-garlic paste, cilantro, curry leaves, and mint leaves. Mix well.
- Gradually add water to the mixture and stir until you have a smooth and thick batter.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and add a little oil or ghee.
- Using a ladle, pour batter on the griddle or skillet and spread it evenly to make a pancake.
- Cook until the surface of the pancake starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown.
- Flip the pancake and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- Serve the pancakes hot with chutneys or curries.
You can adjust the amount of water depending on the consistency of batter you prefer. You can also add some more veggies in the batter to make it more nutritious. Enjoy your Dhirde!
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