- Raw Rice – 1/3Cup (70gms)
- Green Gram – 1/3Cup (70gms)
- Elephant Foot Pieces (Yam Pieces) – 2/3Cup---slightly heaped (140gms)
- Green Chilies – 12 (Spicy)
- Ginger – Small Piece
- Cumin Seeds – 1/4tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1/8tsp
- Rock Salt – To Taste (11/4tsp)
- Water – 125ml Or as required
Peel and wash yam and cut into small pieces. Wash and chop ginger and green chilies. Wash rice and green gram and soak in enough water separately for 3 hours. Drain water from green gram and use it for grinding.
Take a mixie jar and add drained soaked green gram, drained soaked rice, yam pieces, green chili pieces, ginger pieces, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and rock salt and grind adding water---use soaked water of green gram. Add little water at a time and grind as adding too much water in the beginning itself may make the batter runny. Grind batter to a smooth paste adding sufficient water. Take batter into a bowl and keep it aside at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours.
Heat an iron griddle on low flame for 15 minutes. Smear oil on the hot griddle using a paper napkin. Depending upon the requirement, sprinkle water on the griddle to cool slightly. If water is sprinkled on the griddle, season the griddle by smearing oil using a paper napkin. Take a ladleful of batter and pour in the centre of the griddle and spread it in circular motion all over the griddle with the back of the ladle. Once the batter dries up on the surface add oil evenly on the attu or dosa. Spread oil on the attu using a flat ladle. Increase heat to medium and fry the attu till golden brown from the underside. Once done no need to flip the attu just fold it in the centre and place in a serving plate. Serve the attu hot with any chutney powder or ginger chutney. Again repeat the process and make few more attus and serve them hot.
Points To Observe:
The proportions of raw rice to green gram to yam pieces give a perfect texture to the attu. For slightly crispier version add only 1/3Cup that is 70gms of yam pieces and make attus. For crispier attus avoid green gram and make attus. But remember to serve them hot right from the griddle to retain the crispiness of attu.
Add green chilies according to taste.
These kanda attlu are easy to prepare---if planning to have in the afternoon just soak rice and green gram in the morning and batter would be ready by afternoon.
Elephant foot works as an anti-depressant and it also works well for those suffering from menstrual problems.
Elephant foot has neutral taste and sponge like texture and hence absorbs the flavors well.
Vegetables like elephant foot are neglected as they do not look well to handle. But they have good medicinal properties with which one can get health benefits naturally. It is also very easy to make recipes with such vegetables.
So do make recipes using such vegetables and ensure good health to all family members.