Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mashinga Palle Bhakri (Semolina Crepes with Drumstick Leaves)

Mashinga Palle Bhakri is a simple and healthy breakfast. Drumstick leaves (we call mashing pallo in Konkani) are rich in iron and this is a good recipe to start the day with. I love the flavor of drumstick leaves and was fortunate enough to get some in our local Indian stores. My MIL always mentions me about this dish and now that I had some leaves, gave it a try. I was very curious about its taste. It did taste awesome. I enjoyed every bit of it. Do try making it and get the goodness of drumstick leaves :-)

  • Semolina (sooji or rava) - 1 cup
  • Wheat flour- 1 Tbsp
  • Drumstick leaves - 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt- To Taste
  • Oil - For frying


Wash the leaves and remove all the leaves from the tough stalk. 

Then give a rough chop.

Now take semolina, wheat flour and salt in a bowl.

Add water (I added 1 cup) so as to form a thick, spreadable dough. Set it aside for 5- 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, if the mixture is looking too dry, then add little more water. Now add in the grated coconut and chopped leaves.

Mix well. The batter is ready.

Now take a cup of water in a bowl (this will be used in spreading the bhakris). Once the pan gets heated, take a small portion of the batter using your hand and start spreading it to desired size and thickness. Dip your hand in water as you spread the batter (you should be very quick in doing this, otherwise it will be difficult to spread, resulting in very thick bhakris. If you feel it difficult then you can also spread it on a banana leaf or aluminum foil and then transfer it to the pan) .I made small sized bhakris.

Add oil/ ghee while frying. After 1-2 minutes flip the dosa to fry the other side. This might take 1-2 more minutes. Both the sides should get golden brown spots. Then transfer it to a plate. 

Mashinga Palle Bhakri is ready!!

Serve it hot. Above measurement serves 1-2 people.

Note: You can make the batter little thin (dropping consistency) and make small dosas just like these pancakes.