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This sweet nosh from Malabar is a deliciously layered dish of coconut filling inside pancakes that are folded and shallow fried again!

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For Pancake

1 cup plain flour

1 egg

Salt to taste

For Filling

2-3 eggs
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp raisins
3 tbsp chopped almonds
½ tsp cardamom powder

2 tbsp scraped coconut
1-2 tsp ghee

For shallow frying

1 egg

1 tbsp ghee


In a bowl, take plain flour, beaten egg, salt and enough water and make a thin batter without any lumps and keep aside

To make the filling, first heat the pan. Add ghee to it and toss in the chopped almonds

Add the beaten eggs with sugar and cardamom powder and make a scramble

Heat another pan and pour 1 spoon full of batter to make a thin pancake

Place a small portion of the filling in the centre, fold its corners so that it resembles an envelope

Make a few more and keep aside

Now, heat a frying pan on medium flame, dip the envelope in egg mixture and shallow fry in ghee on both sides

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