Umma would also make them each time she would run out of ideas for tea snacks. I don’t understand why they have a tag name “Love Letters” – may be it is because of the sweetness hidden inside a normal cover! 🙂 There is another interesting name for this snack in my place – mayyithappam. “Mayyith” actually means dead body… grrr… I would always tell umma not to call it by that name! Sounds so gross, right? Hehe… Anyway, this is the way that umma used to make – coconut filled in plain maida dosa. When I checked up a recipe book I had, it involved making rice dosas, and I have noticed that even restaurant ones we get here have a mix of rice flour and maida… Till I try out the more authentic version InShaAllah next time I get time to try it – this is so much more easier! – let us see the way umma, and I make it for a quickie…
Eylanchi ~ "Love Letters"
- FOR THE CREPES:
- 1 cup all purpose flour maida
- 2/3 milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup water
- A pinch of salt
- FOR THE FILLING:
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tsp ghee
- Whisk all the ingredients to make crepes till smooth and watery.
- Make thin crepes out of the same on a crepe pan with a little oil brushed. You only need to cook one side, no need to flip.
- Heat ghee in a saucepan. Add all the other ingredients for the filling and saute on low flame for a couple of minutes, just till the sugar melts and the coconut starts to look crispy. Switch off.
- Spread a thin layer of the coconut filling in the centre of one crepe and roll.
- Fold the centre (like seen in the picture) and transfer to a serving plate. Repeat till all crepes are done.
- Serve warm with a cup of chai!