Want to surprise your family? Then make this.. :) Athisayam means surprise. So making this may be a surprise in the families of Malabar side. Some call this Athrippa pathiri, which means this really needs much care and attention while preparing and makes in special occasions.
Am not hailing from Malabar, so if I have made any mistakes, those who come from Kozhikkodu and Kannur side, please tell me...I tried making this using the old magazine recipes and was worth. It was a heavy meal which was so delicious but not simple.. :)
I hope the recipe is not giving a heart ache to those who have cholesterol threat seeing the number of eggs, you have another chance when I come with muttamala (egg garland ? ) recipe .. :)
Athisayappathiri / Athrippa pathiri
Chicken 1/2 kg
maida 1 cup
coconut milk 1 cup
onion 3 medium
ginger 1 inch piece
garlic 4 small cloves
green chillies 3 or 4
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
fennel seeds powder 1 pinch
garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
garlic and ginger together.
chicken with turmeric and salt. Cool down. Remove fleshy part from the bone.Make it very small pieces or use minced meat.
For making dosa / pola,
Mix maida with 1 egg, coconut milk and salt. Add enough water to make dosa like batter.
Heat griddle and grease it and make 7 or 8 dosas.
For making a batter of eggs,
Break remaining 5 eggs and mix it with crushed green chillies (as per taste) and enough salt. Keep this batter aside.
For making meat masala,
Heat oil in a pan, put fennel seeds powder. Saute chopped onions until transparent. Add garlic and ginger paste.Saute them for a while. Then add
chopped green chillies , coriander leaves , garam masala, pepper powder ,cooked chicken and enough salt. Mix them well by stirring continuously for few seconds.
Remove from fire and keep aside.
Take another heavy bottomed vessel(non-stick is good). Apply little ghee in the bottom and sides.
Take one dosa and dip it in the egg batter.
Place this dosa in the greased vessel. Spread little of the above prepared masala over it.
Again, dip one dosa in the egg batter, place it over the first dosa topped with masala mixture.
Then put the masala over it again, as we did for the first one.
Continue this until the dosas and masalas are over.
After placing the last dosa on top, pour the remaining egg batter over it. So it will spread it self in the sides of pan covering the previously placed dosas.
Cover and cook this on a low flame until done. This takes about 10 more minutes only.
Mix maida with eggs (use 4 eggs) , salt and enough water. Make 7 or 8 dosas with it. Keep the remaining batter aside.
In this preparation, no need to make egg batter separately.
Place one dosa in the greased vessel, put the masala mixture over it.
Then place another dosa over it, top it with masla mixture.Continue this procedure until all dosas and masala mixture is finished.
After placing the last dosa, pour the remaining dosa batter over this. Then cover and cook on a low flame until done.
I tried the first method, but the second method seems little much easier than the first.
Thanks to Roopa for giving the "you make my day" award and Madhavi for giving the "nice matters" award to me, you all are really very nice...!