Ramadan Mubarak to all. The holy month is finally here and this time I am going to be in India with my parents and siblings during Ramadan and a few weeks after that. I wish the clock ticks slowly as good times pass even before the blink of an eye. This is the month that brings in me so much of peace and tranquility. More time is focused on religious affairs and duties. Here, in the UK, Ramadan is just like any other month probably it is not celebrated as in the Middle East, no special prayers, and not even Azhan is called which is really sad. To feel the spirituality or the feeling of Ramadan I think one needs to be somewhere in the Middle East. India is not bad either.
- 2 cups parboiled rice
- 1½ – 2 cups grated coconut
- 1 small onion, about 160 g
- 1 ½ tsp aniseed
- salt as required
- Soak rice in hot water for 3-4 hours. drain water off.
- Grind it coarsely using Indian wet grinder adding few spoons of water to make a coarse dough. Add fennel onion and coconut and just blend for few seconds to crush all the ingredients, without over-grinding them. The whole dough will be coarse to touch.
- Scoop out the dough in a bowl, add salt and mix well.
- Smear the hands well with oil, take a medium apple sized dough and flatten it on a banana leaf making thick rounds, as thick and as big as a neypathal.
- Cook both sides on a non stick tawa till both sides puff up.