Loveletter / Elanji

Evening snacks are mandatory in my home from childhood.My mom used to prepare snacks for evening before I reaches home from school.Amazingly,my brother also followed my own tradition of having Evening snacks.I prefer easy and simple sweet snacks along with tea or coffee.The snacks should also be made with minimum ingredients so that all the ladies in the kitchen does not spent their whole time in the kitchen.I am here with a recipe of loveletter /Elanji which is most common in Northern parts of Kerala.This recipe occupies a space in your kids tiffinbox as well.Here scraped coconut is rolled in a crepe.Do try this snack and let me know who all are craving for it.

Ingredients:

1.For Batter :

  • Egg – 1
  • All purpose flour/ Whole wheat flour – 2 cup
  • Water – 1 3/4 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 tspn
  • Sugar – 1/2 tspn

2.For filling :

  • Grated coconut- 1 3/4 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tbspn(as per your taste)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tspn

Ghee – 1/2 tspn

Oil – 1 tspn

Method of preparation:

  • Heat a kadai and add ghee
  • Add Scraped Coconut and sugar to it
  • Mix well
  • Add cardamom powder
  • Switch off the flame when the sugar melts
  • Keep it aside in a bowl to cool
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under batter,to form a smooth batter without forming lumps(dosa batter consistency)
  • I had used All purpose flour
  • Heat a pan and brush little oil
  • Pour one big ladle of batter and roll like dosa
  • Cook both sides without changing the colour of crepe
  • Put 2 or 3 tablespoon of filling in each crepe and roll it
  • After rolling,put it again on the pan and turn it
  • Serve hot.

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