May 9, 2013

Chatti Pathri with Mushroom

This dish inspired by Ria of Ria's Collection.She make all this malabar specialties.Some of which I have never even heard of.One among that is, "chatti pathri"Indian style layered lasagna.She prepares it with chicken and beef(which is the authentic recipe needs). Since my better half is a vegetarian I would love make vegetarian for dinner.


For Filling

Mushrooms - 1lb
Onion - 2 no
Ginger - A small piece
Garlic- 4- 5 clove
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

For Pancakes

All purpose flour/Maida - 2 1/2 cup
Egg - 1no
Salt - to taste
Water - As required

For Assembly

Coconut milk- 1 tin
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp

  1. Finely chop onion, ginger and garlic.Cut the mushroom into small pieces.
  2. Saute the onion,ginger and garlic in tablespoon in oil. Once the onion become transparent until water of the mushroom evaporates.
  3. Add the coriander powder,chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt in low heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well and keep aside.
  5. Whisk in together all purpose flour, egg, salt and water as need. Consistency of batter should be smooth and of coating consistency.(Batter should be leaving thin coat on back of the spoon)
  6. Now heat the non stick pan make thin pancake of 8 inch.Make Pancake until you finish the batter.Cook in only one side do not flip.(I didnt use the spatula,it is easy to pull it and transfer. Don't stack the pancake as it tends to stick together.
  7. Preheat the oven 350 F.(see note below)
  8. Combine Coconut milk (thin it down if you are using it from container)and fine chopped coriander leaves.
  9. In a oven safe deep dish pan or cake tin,soak the each pancake in coconut milk and place it the tin.Spread the little of the filling.Place the another of the soaked the pancake.
  10. Layer the filling and the pancake alternatively you finish the filling. Finish of with last pancake and pour the remaining coconut milk and bake until all the coconut milk is absorbed or the until the pancake leave the sides of the tin.
  11. This may take 30 min.
  12. Serve warm.
This can be prepare on stove top , since this is Nadan dish this not usually finished it in oven.If you dont have oven at home just layer in deep dish and cover and leave it in low fire until all the coconut milk is absorbed. Being extra careful you can finish it off by leaving the pan over a hot griddle or tawa...just in case..


Epulo @ ZestyBite said...

Wow! I am definitely going to try this one day. The layers look very beautiful. Like you said, it reminds me of lasagne.

parvati said...

Thanks dear :)