There's an age old axiom "Breakfast is known to be an important meal". Yes, it is, especially for growing children to get them started for the day.
With my elder one, A 's exam scheduled early morning on weekend, I had less time in the morning to cook anything and that's when I remembered "Tandlachi Ukad". Immediately, I headed towards my kitchen to prepare the dish and get "A" fueled up before his exam.
Ukad, a traditional Maharashtrian dish is prepared from rice flour and buttermilk. I love it very much since the time it was introduced to me by my neighbour aunty. This dish can be prepared in less time with minimal work and from ingredients easily available at home. If you need some quick to do recipe or something different than regular breakfast menu then you should try below recipe. I am sure you will like this delicious and healthy variety dish.
1/2 cup rice flour and little more if required
2 and 1/4 cups of buttermilk, preferably sour
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
3/4 tsp of cumin seeds
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, grated
A sprig of curry leaves
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp of asafoetida/ hing
Ghee or oil for seasoning.
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste [optional]
Heat ghee in pan. Add mustard seeds and once they splutter, add cumin seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida, fry for few seconds. Next add chopped green chilies, curry leaves, grated ginger and saute it. Now add buttermilk and keep stirring continuously on medium flame. Add salt, sugar as per taste. Once the buttermilk starts boiling add rice flour 1 tbsp at a time. Mix it well so that there are no lumps formed. Keep stirring, the mixture, which will start thickening. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes on sim flame. Once the mixture gets cooked and you get the preferred consistency, switch off the flame. Serve it hot with finely chopped coriander leaves and ghee on top [optional, but believe me it tastes yummy with ghee on top]
Rice flour can be substituted with wheat flour, jowar flour. You can even add boiled mixed vegetables to make it more nutritious.