Ghavne / Kailoli/ Appam/ Rice flour Dosa ( Rice Flour Pancake )

Rice flour mixed in water and cooked on a flat pan/griddle!

On occasions, there are times that we want things to be simple, Keep It Short,Smart & Simple is what we come across so many times. And one that truly follows this rule in the kitchen is this simple dish that I often prepare called ghavane/kailoli in Marathi. I am sure this is very similar to appam of the kerala cuisine since one of my friends is from kearala and she had mentioned this as similar to appam. This dish is also going to be my entry to WYF-Light Meal hosted by Simple Indian Food. When I read the event, this was one of the dishes that came to my mind, the other one will be another post!  I usually prepare it as a light meal or just when at the end of the day I don't feel like cooking but then I don't not want to eat out either!(lot of you will know why, because of the menu in Indian restaurants here!) So this dish is one from the list of quick to  prepare recipes and can be served with chutney or onion bhurji ( shall post about onion bhurji sometime later). This also tastes good with spicy curries.
As kids, we all at home used love this dish and call this as chui babu :-) (may be calling ghavne/kailoli was a little bit of tongue twister too!)because of the sound that comes when the batter is poured over the hot griddle. This is going to be entry to Kids Delight  hosted by Srivalli of Spice your life.

2 cups rice flour
3 cups water
salt for taste
oil or oil spray

Preparation Method:
1. Mix the rice flour, salt and water. Keep aside for 5 -10 mins (Use cold/normal water to prepare the batter.)

2. Heat a pan or a griddle. Spray or apply oil. Take a ladle full of the batter and pour equally over on the flat pan. Cover and cook for a minute or a two.
3. Cook on both sides if requied.
4. Serve with chutney/potato subji/onion or egg bhurji(scrambled eggs).

Preparation Time: 10 - 20 minutes (Depending on heat & pan size :-) )
Cook Time: 2 mins/pancake
Serves: 2 - 4

  • Unlike dosas, which taste good, when savored fresh, these can be prepared in advance and taste good too!
  • Traditionally the rice is washed, soaked for few hours and then dried to make the flour. I have used the store bought rice flour.
  • Variations: Use any other flour, can add minced onions & tomatoes in the batter. Will include in future posts!


EC said...

I love instant dosas and will surely try this out..thanks for the entry

Anonymous said...

this is an dish called marathi , its tastey and should eat it hot.........

Srivalli said...

That is looking so yum!..thanks for all your entries!

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