Sunday, December 5, 2010

ChaNya DaaLi sannapoLo

When my aunt visited us last summer, she shared many of my grandmother's recipes. I am hoping to feature all of them on this blog soon. Generally, sannapoLo is like a thick & spicy pancake usually made with seeds. But in this recipe chana daal is used. I used my small pancake pan to make 7 pancakes simultaneously. It gave the perfect circular shape. The traditional sannapolo is bigger than above.

ChaNya DaaLi SannapoLo
Bengal Gram Daal Pancake
1/2 cup chana daal, soak in warm water for 6 hours

Grind to paste
Drained daal
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
7-9 red chilies, roasted
2 tbsp fresh coconut
salt to taste

Stir in
2 tbsp finely chopped onion

Oil for frying

1. Grind drained daal with remaining ingredients.
2. Stir in chopped onion.
3. Heat a pan or griddle. Pat a thick pancake.
4. Make a whole in the center. Drizzle some oil in the hole and around the pancake.
5. Let it cook on both sides.

Note -
1. This pancake is meant to be very spicy. It should be hot red in color.
2. It is not served as a breakfast or snack item. Instead it is served as an accompaniment with daaLi tauy and rice.


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