Sadda Garallu or Pearl Millet Pancake is a traditional roti made with this Millet and Jaggery. It is a healthy dish to enjoy anytime.
Athamma and Hubby Dear are fond of Ragi, Sada and Jonna. We frequently keep making different dishes with these millets.
Both Bajra and Ragi are quite common at home. So I went along with Bajra. Bajra is known as Sadda or Sajja in Telugu. With Sajja Pindi or Bajra flour, we make different dishes like garralu, Rotti and Dosa. Each one was really enjoyed with much relish.
Sadda Garallu ~ Pearl Millet Jaggery pancake.
Sajja Pindi - 2 cups
Jaggary - 1 cup
Cardamom - 3/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp
Oil for cooking the pancakes
Method to prepare:
Soak the jaggery for half hour for it to get soft. Melt it in about 1 cup water over heat to get a jaggery liquid. This should not be cooked beyond the point the jaggery gets dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain it if you find any scum is found in the jaggery. Then add the cardamom and let it just get heated up so that the cardamom leaves its aroma.
In a bowl, take the Sadda pindi, add 1 tbsp of grated coconut to the flour. Mix well. Then slowly add the jaggery water and gather to form a dough. The consistency of the dough should be such that, when you make balls and pat it down, it should get rolled out and should not break on the edges.
For rolling out, you can use plastic bags, wet cloth or banana leaf. Divide into equal balls. and gently pat it down to form a 5 to 6 inch circles. Press the poppy seeds and the remaining grated coconut over it, so that its sticks.
Heat a tawa, spread oil and gently remove the patted pancake over it and cook on both sides. Deep fry these as they do traditionally, else you can shallow as well as these fried garallu.
Everything got to be cooked on medium heat as else it might turn little bitter.
I have been thinking for long about a cardamom dish but we mostly add them as flavoring spice in most of our sweet dishes. And this garralu tastes yummy with cardamom aroma teasing us to core!