Small rice pancakes steamed in-between banana leaves makes a great snack. The microwave version of the panki uses less oil compared to the conventional cooking method.
1/3 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 tbsp urad dal flour
1 tsp curds (dahi)
2 green chillies , finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
Other Ingredients oil for greasing
2 to 3 banana leaves
For Serving green chutney
Cut the banana leaves into rectangles approx. 100 mm. X 75 mm. (4″ x 3″), grease one side with oil and keep aside.Combine all the ingredients for the panki in a bowl along with ¾ cup of water to make a thin batter.Place one banana leaf rectangle on a microwave safe plate with the greased side facing up.Spread 1½ tablespoons of the batter and place another leaf on top and press gently, taking care that the batter does not flow out of the leaf and is an even layer.Repeat to make 11 more pankis and microwave on high for 2 minutes.Serve hot with green chutney.