Chatti Pathiri

Ingredients for Chatti Pathiri:

1. Maida – 1 cup

2. Eggs – 1 + 5

3. Salt – For taste

4. Cashews – 100 gm

    Raisins – 50 gm

    Couscous – 50 gm

5. Vanapati/Oil (Any other except coconut oil) – 200 gm

6. Shallots – 2, chopped fine

7. Sugar – 1 cup

8. Cardamom – 8

How to prepare Chatti Pathiri?

1. Add an egg, salt and sufficient water to maida and prepare batter (similar to dosa).

2. Heat a pan, pour batter using a big spoon and prepare 8 dosas (pancake).

3. Flip once and cook both sides well.

4. Take half amount of sugar in a bowl and 4 cardamoms, and add remaining 5 eggs.

5. Beat the contents well.

6. Heat oil or vanaspati and fry chopped shallots.

7. When it cools off completely, add fried shallots to egg mixture and blend well.

8. Divide ingredients no: 4 to 8 equal parts and keep aside.

9. Place a non-stick biryani pot in the stove (Please don’t lit the flame now).

10. Grease its surface using a little oil.

11. Place one dosa and pour a little egg mixture.

12. Spread it so that egg mixture covers the surface of dosa completely.

13. Spread a part of raisins, cashews and couscous on its top.

14. Place second dosa on its top, followed by egg mixture and a part of cashews, raisins and couscous.

15. Continue the process till 8 layers are completed in a regular pattern.

16. On the top most layer, spread a little more cashew mixture.

17. Now light the stove and cook in low flame for 45 minutes with lid closed.

18. Pathiri budges out by this time.

19. Flip pathiri once and cook for 2 more minutes so that its top layer also turns golden brown.

20. You can cut pathiri to desired shapes and serve.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine, August 1-14, 2010

Chatti Pathiri (Recipe 2)

Ingredients for Chatti Pathiri (Recipe 2):

1. Ghee – 4 big spoons

2. Cashews – ¼ cup

    Raisins – ¼ cup

3. Couscous – 2 big spoons

4. Egg – 8

   Sugar – For taste

   Cardamom powder – ½ small spoon

For Pathiri base:

5. Maida – 250 gm

    Ghee – 1 big spoon

    Salt – For taste

To dip Pathiri:

6. Milk – ½ cup

    Eggs – 5

    Sugar – For taste

How to prepare Chatti Pathiri (Recipe 2)?

1. Heat oil in a pan and fry cashews and raisins.

2. Heat couscous and keep aside.

3. Mix ingredients no: 4 together and scramble in ghee.

4. Add couscous, cashews and raisins, and keep aside.

5. Knead ingredients no: 5 together and prepare dough similar to chapati.

6. Make 8 balls from them and spread chapatis.

7. Place them in pan, and flip both sides to cook. Don’t overcook them.

8. Mix ingredients no: 6 together.

9. Take a non-stick saucepan with edges, and pour ghee.

10. Coat all sides with ghee.

11. Dip one pathiri in milk mixture and place in saucepan.

12. Place a layer of scrambled egg mixture on top.

13. Dip one more pathiri in milk mixture and place on its top.

14. Place scrambled egg mixture on top as next layer.

15. Place all pathiris like this and rotate the pan so that milk mixture spills out of them.

16. Close the lid and cook for 20 minutes till it’s done.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine April 30 – May 13, 2022  

Also read: Chakka Pathiri

You can read more Pathiri recipes here. Here is the page link. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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