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soru chakli on sankranti - 5

Soru Chakli | Shoru Chakli Pitha

Madhushree Basu Roy
It's a crepe made from Rice flour and urad dal and is typically had during Makar Sankranti.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 8 hrs
Course Appetizers, Breakfast, Desserts, Vegetarian
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 15 numbers approx


  • 1 cup Gobindobhog rice
  • 1/2 cup Urad Dal husked black gram
  • 1.5 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • salt to taste


  • Soak Urad dal and rice separately in water and keep overnight. In the morning, grind the dal first with little water and keep in a mixing bowl. Now grind the rice with little water and add to the dal paste.
  • Don’t try to grind them together because the consistency is different and it takes longer to do it.
  • Add fennel seeds (you can smash them a bit in a mortar and pestle for more flavour), 1 tsp ghee and salt to taste.
  • Add just very little water and whisk. Add as much water as is required for a thin batter but it should coat the back of a spoon, like a dosa batter or crepe batter.
  • Take a frying pan or an iron griddle and heat it. Brush little ghee and then pour a ladle full of batter on that. Spread it either by swirling the pan or with the back of the ladle. Spread it thin and lower the heat.
  • Cover and cook. It takes a couple of minutes (depending on the thickness) for the batter to cook. It should not be fried. It should ideally be a soft crepe kind of texture.
  • Once it is cooked through, slide it onto a plate and fold.
  • Serve it with nolen gur and some vegetables on the side. It could be any side of potatoes.
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