Sunday, October 20, 2013

Love Letter/Kerala Pancakes

I always wondered how this particular pancake had got its name!!!!This is listed as a popular snack on almost every hostel menu.I wasn't very fond of it during my college days.It was once when my Mom prepared this at home with the right ingredients, I realized what a 'love letter' actually tastes like.....

For the batter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
1 cup milk
Ghee/oil as required 
A pinch of salt
Water as required
For the filling
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
6 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of salt

  • Mix flour,egg,milk,salt,water and make a thin batter.
  • Heat a pan and brush some ghee, pour a ladle full of the batter,spread the mix in a circular motion to make thin pan cakes.
  • Cook for a few minutes and turn the side.
  • When both sides get cooked,transfer it to a plate.
  • Make  similar pancakes with the remaining batter.
  • In a  bowl, mix well sugar,cardamom,salt and grated coconut.
  • Put the filling in the prepared love letters and roll it.
  • Serve hot.


  1. I too donoo why it is called love letter but this was a regular after school snack at home which I still love really hotttt.

    1. Yes Meena, a usual after school snack, something that was long forgotten;(

  2. In malabar it is elanchi....your first pic superbbb

    1. Thankyou Shaami. 'Elanchi', thats a nice name too. The same dish has different names in different parts of the same state. There are many dishes which are like that right.

  3. I liked the other name too Priya - Love letter :D .. Lovely color of these pancakes.. They look yummy, delicious and appetizingly good :-)

  4. We do the same over here, just that instead of ghee, we infuse the batter with screwpine/pandan juice. Its called kuih gulung. I usually eat the coconut filling, preferred over the pancakes. Nice and I can't say no to anything stuffed with fresh coconut.


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