Pathiri is a Malabari dish and very common among the Muslim families. They are well expertised in making Pathiris and would definitely take just half the time of what beginners like me would take. However,I have been trying this for some time and finally I got it right. It tastes best with spicy side dishes like chicken, mutton or duck.
I usually make this only when I have ample time and when no one is in a hurry to get their breakfast. So usually on holidays is what I prefer to do as it does consume a bit of my time and is of course messy( atleast for me !!! Lol). So this Sunday, I got some time to make and I finally got it served with my spicy chicken on time and my family just loved it. You should definitely try, as even though it takes your time, it is definitely worth it.
Roasted Rice flour – 2 cups ( I use the store bought flour)
Water – 2 cups
Oil – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste
. Boil the water in a heavy bottom pan with oil and salt added . Add little by little the roasted rice flour to this and allow to stand for a minute.
. Then stir continuously over low heat. making sure that it does not get burnt. Cover and keep this for a few second on low flame and then switch off the flame.
. Mix well with a metal spoon as the dough is hot. Once it reaches a warm level, knead well to make it dough. DO NOT add any more water or powder to it and knead well till you get a soft dough.
. Roll small balls from this dough. Flatten them with your palm and then using the rolling pin and the board, roll them flat.Make is as thin as possible.Dust the board and pin occasionally with the same roasted rice flour to avoid the dough getting sticky.
. For beginners, you may not get a perfect round, dont worry, I used the lid of a steel utensil like a cutter and got the rounds.Maybe you too could do the same…lol…
. On a hot skillet or tava, on medium flame and keep rotating and cook on both sides for few seconds. Do not make it turn brown.
. Serve hot with spicy chicken or mutton curry.