Saturday, May 26, 2007

Chakka Pathiri and Neipathiri / Neypathal

I had to be creative to be a part of "Jihva for Ingredients" and this month jackfruit is the chosen ingredient. Chakka pathiri is a innovation to incorporate jackfruit as an ingredient.
Pathiri, neipathiri or poricha ( fried ) pathiri are some of the specialities among Mappila (Muslims) in kerala.
Pathiri /Neriya pathiri is rolled out very thin and puffs up when cooked on a tava. Neipathiri denotes, pathiri fried in ghee. Present days other healthy oils are used instead of ghee.
Chakka is the malayalam name for jackfruit and pathiri is like a pancake made out of rice flour.

Ingredients

2 cups - Rice flour
2 cups - Water
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

To grind

1 cup - Raw jackfruit, chopped
1/2 tsp - Jeera / Cumin seeds
2 - Shallot / small onion
1/2 cup - Grated coconut

Method

1 ) In a blender, grind coconut, jeera and shallot without adding any water. Then add the chopped jackfruit and grind the ingredients together.

2 )Heat water to a boil with salt. Add the ground ingredients to the water and bring water to a boil again. Simmer heat, slowly add rice flour and stir well with a spoon. Turn off the heat and close with a lid. Open the lid after 5 to 10 minutes and when it is still warm, but manageable to knead, knead well without adding any more water. Knead to a smooth dough.

3 ) Make small balls of the dough....



4 ) With a rolling pin, roll the dough balls. Dust with rice flour as needed to help rolling the dough to a round shape. Use a round cutter or a lid to get a perfect round shape.
5 ) Heat oil in a wok or kadai. Slide in the pathiri and fry on both sides. Take off the oil to a serving plate.


Serve with sweetened coconut milk or goes so very well with non-veg, mutton and chicken curries.

This chakka ( jackfruit ) pathiri is my contribution to JFI for this month, hosted by Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi.

To make Neipathiri, ingredients are similar, except for jackfruit. Method is the same as above. This is known as neipathiri or neypathal in the malabar region.

Ingredients for Neipathiri

2 cups - Rice flour
2 cups - water
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

To grind

1/2 cup - Grated coconut
1/2 tsp - Jeera
1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds
2 - Shallot

Method

1 ) Grind the ingredients listed to be ground without any water in a blender. Heat water to a boil with salt. Add the ground ingredients to the water and bring water to a boil again. Simmer heat, slowly add rice flour and stir well with a spoon. Turn off the heat and close with a lid. Open the lid after 5 to 10 minutes and when it is still warm, but manageable to knead, knead well without adding any more water.

2 ) Make small balls of the dough and roll out with a rolling pin. Dust with rice flour to help in rolling out. Cut with a round cutter or a lid to get a good round shape. Pathiri will be little thicker.

3 ) Heat a wok or kadai with oil on medium heat. Slide pathiri into the hot oil and fry on both sides. Take out off the oil and transfer to a plate.


Serve with non-veg curry. Try with -

Note

1 ) You can dry roast the rice flour lightly and use. This will help in the rolled out pathiri not breaking. I have not dry roasted rice flour for above recipes.

2 ) Instead of frying neipathiri, you can roll out a thin pathiri and cook in a tava or non-stick pan. Flip and cook on both sides.

19 comments:

bee said...

looks fantastic. thank you for participating. see you at the roundup - Jai

Asha said...

OMG!! Pravs,there are great.I make Akki rottis but never used JF in that.Great idea sweetie.Love the way it looks.I will try them both .Thanks:))

Pravs said...

Hi bee : Thanks..will look forward to the roundup.

Hi Asha: Thanks :D tastes so good with non-veg curries.

Mishmash ! said...

wow! That was creative!! I would not even have thought about such a combination....for me pathiri means its always aripathiri :)

Shn

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds new to me.....Looks fantastic...I love this a lot...

sunita said...

Such an interesting recipe...love the look of it...

Sia said...

very very veryyyyyyyyyyy innovative dish indeed. adding JF to usual rotti mix is surely made me think twice but the pictures are challenging me to try thse soon:)
and that manga curry...i have to try it pretty soon:) by the way manga in kannada means monkey;)

Pravs said...

Hi Mishmash: True, aripathiri is the popular one...but then there are types of pathiri's too.

Hi Sukanya & sunita : Thanks.. :D

Hi Sia : Gosh, you must have had a good laugh when you saw the manga title for my curry, right ? In kannada,manga (monkey) is pronounced in a bit different way from how manga (mango) is said in malayalam...that's a relief. That was really funny, sia :D
I hope when you try the jackfruit pathiri, you will like my innovation :D

Richa said...

wow! that pathiri looks awesome :)
such a creative dish!

Kribha said...

This is a fantastic idea. Really unique. Beautiful pictures. Glad you have posted this.

reena said...

pravs, that is simply brilliant. so innovative.

i just posted at seena's to give me recipe for ari pathiri.

Seena said...

Prave,
Congrats! JF in pathiri? How is the taste? I like neipathiri. Once tried it also.But for me, its easy to make the usual rice powder pathiris..

Srivalli said...

Very innovative dish indeed.

-srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Sig said...

pravs, I've never heard of chakka pathiri... looks yummy... must be great with the mutton curry

Sharmi said...

both the pathiri look so good. very creative recipe. I also loved your Manga curry. have to try out.

Pravs said...

Hi richa & Kribha : Thank you :D

Hi reena : Aripathiri is done without the ground ingredients.
oh i am sure seena will oblige to your request :D

Hi Seena :It tastes like neipathiri, with a bit of jackfruit taste in between.
hey, will you post aripathiri recipe ?

Hi srivalli: Thank you... :D

Hi sig : Just for JFI ...came about with chakka pathiri :D
you can try the neipathiri recipe.. real good with mutton & chicken curries,espcially kerala prepartions.

Hi Sharmi : thanks :D
Mango curry is really good..it's mild and yummy.

Prajusha said...

woh,,chakka pathiri.never heard abt this b4.thanks for sharing the
recipe .

Santhi said...

Wow..Such a creative way to use JF in a recipe...who would have thought of pathiri and then adding Jackfruit to it ! Simply superb :-)

Pravs said...

Hi shanthi : Thank you :D
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