Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love Letter / Therada

This is a Kerala snack that is very popular in hostels - It has a nickname of "Love Letter" reason being the letter or Dosa/pancake is filled with sweet things inside.

  1. Maida/All Purpose flour - 2 cups
  2. Water - enough to make batter
  3. Egg - 1 (optional)
  4. Salt - to taste
  5. Sugar - to taste

For the filling

  1. Grated coconut - 2 cups
  2. Sugar - to taste(around 1/2 cup or more depending on how sweet you like it)
  3. Crushed Cardamom - 2

Method :

Prepare the filling by mixing the grated coconut with sugar and crushed cardamom and keep aside.
Mix the Maida,Beaten egg, salt and sugar with enough water to form a thin batter.
The batter should be thinner than dosa batter and without any lumps- you should be able to pour a ladle full of batter on a pan and swirl the pan to coat it.(If you are familiar with the consistency of crepe batter - it should be similar)
Heat a non stick pan and smear it with oil .
Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it on the pan .
Let it cook until the sides start curling up .
Turn and cook for another minute.
Lay this pancake on a plate and add a tablespoon full of coconut filling along 1 side.
Roll the pancake with the filling inside .
Serve as an evening snack .
My kids love to have it for breakfast.


  1. New to me...nice recipe priya,would lov to try yummm!liked the dish name..:)

  2. loved the name :)
    amma used to make maida dosa for us, with a slight difference, would post it soon

  3. This is what we used to get in Vimala hostel too


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