My weekend starts with asking the same question to my family over and again “what do you want for breakfast?”
“Anything other than Idly, dosas, parathas, upma and sandwiches” the instant reply I get to hear from my children and hubby.
I turn around my face and stare at my laptop table, trying hard to think of some exciting breakfast options. My eyes pop out looking at the unopened carton from Kent. It’s an electric crepe or dosa maker by Kent which was delivered to me last week.
I delightfully open the carton, a gamut of ideas flow into my mind. I march into the kitchen with my gadget, whip up a batter and in no time a delicious breakfast is ready on my table.
Yayy…these paper-thin delicate beauties can be so intimidating, all the more when you don’t have proper gadget or well-seasoned griddle to prepare them.
But with my new gadget from Kent I now find making crepes, chila and paper thin dosas a breeze.
Look at these beauties…oh well, there is nothing in the morning that can brighten up faces more than a stack of soft and lacy crepes drizzled with warm honey, peanut butter or maple syrup.
Oh yes…breakfast is about to get a lot more interesting with the addition of one another stylish gadget in my kitchen.
The more I cooked with it, the more comfortable I became to try out new recipes with the product. The product gave me confidence to try out recipes which I normally avoid – crepes.
More about the product;
Kent’s easy to use Dosa & chilla maker helps you prepare healthy and oil free recipes with minimum effort.
I like the ease of use and the sleek design of it. Kent has been designing kitchen appliances for over years and is a leader in many stylish and innovative kitchen appliances.
The appliance is compact and light weight which makes it very easy to handle and store it in kitchen cabinet.
The non-stick base promotes healthy cooking and ensures that your food is cooked with minimal or zero oil.
The product is travel friendly as it is light and easy to carry.
These chickpea flour crepes need very few ingredients and are light and airy. These can be served with sauce, chutney, cheese or vegetable hummus.
1. Instant Chickpea flour-millet Chilla
(make about 4-5 crepes)
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup Foxtail millet flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp. curd
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped coriander leaves
Method; Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Plug the Chilla maker to heat the base.
Pour the batter in the large plastic tray provided with the product.
Hold the handle of the appliance, turn the base and quickly dip it in the batter for a few second.
Bring it back to the original position and let the crepe cook. You can add a few drops of oil if you wish at this stage of cooking.
Take off the cooked paper thin crepe with the wooden ladle and repeat the same process to make more crepes.
Serve the crispy healthy crepes with the chutney or sauces of your choice.
2. Banana Millet-Oats Crepes
These healthy whole grain crepes are more delicate and soft. You can serve them with freshly whipped cream or fruit compote of your choice. Rest the batter for a few minutes before making these crepes.
(makes 5-6 crepes)
- 1/2 cup Oats flour
- 1/2 cup pearl millet flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 tbsp. ghee or butter
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
- A pinch of salt
Method; Peel the banana and add all the ingredients into a blender and grind until the batter is completely smooth.
Rest the batter for 20 minutes or more for better result.
Pour the batter into the plastic bowl and make crepes following the same method as above.
Serve the healthy crepes with fresh fruit compote, honey, maple syrup or any other accompaniment you fancy.
- These crepes are a bit tender than the ones made with eggs. Take care not to break it while taking off the base.
- Wait for the edges to turn slightly brown before taking it off.
- Use a few drops of oil if you feel the crepe or dosa is getting struck to the base.
- Wipe the appliance with moist cloth and avoid metal scrub to clean the base.
You can find the product – ‘Kent Dosa maker’ here.