Friday, January 12, 2018

Love letter - my favorite hostel snack

Like all hostels, the one I lived in when I went to college was not known for the food it served. In fact, there were some dishes that were downright unpalatable. However, given the fact that we were young and almost always ready to eat, we polished off pretty much everything that was served in the mess hall, no matter how it tasted. One of the things that I really looked forward to is a snack that the chechis in the mess made in the evening. Popularly known as "love letter", possibly due to the fact that it has something sweet rolled into it, I am not sure if this dish has a different name.

What you need:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Mix the ingredients to a smooth batter of pourable consistency.

For the filling:
Grated fresh coconut - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.

To make:
Heat a dosa tawa. Pour a ladleful of the batter and spread it into a circle. When you see bubbles beginning to appear, flip over and cook until there are brown spots on both sides. Place some filling inside and roll tightly.
Serve hot.

Do check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 84.


Usha Rao said...

An interesting name for the dish! Must taste wonderful with the filling.

Priya Suresh said...

Sounds like Suruttu poli, by the way loved the name of this dish.. Seriously a tempting one.

Pavani N said...

That is a delicious and lacey looking crepe. Love the coconut filling.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a fun name for a fun recipe. This is a great recipe for a quick evening sweet craving.

Padmajha PJ said...

That is an interesting name to a delicious dish!!

Chef Mireille said...

I love the name and I am sure the filling was delicious

Nisha Ramesh said...

Surprisingly we loved our hostel food and especially the snacks. Thats a very interesting dish with an interesting name.