When we first moved to the U.S., I brought with me just the bare minimum kitchen utensils and gadgets; we were not sure how long we would be here. But now, after seven years, my kitchen cabinets are filled with various items, the latest additions being a marble rolling pin from Home Goods and an aebleskiver pan.
The pan is made of cast iron and required some prepping before it could be used for cooking. I followed the instructions on the pamphlet and completed the prepping. I poured the batter into the pan and soon realized that the batter was not just cooking, it was burning at the bottom. I tried to remove the semi cooked balls but they were stuck to the pan…I panicked and turned off the heat, removed the pan from the stove and…stared at it in dismay. I then scraped out the burnt bits with a spoon and washed the pan, greased it again and placed it on low heat, and started again. No I did not give up. The result…well wait and see :-)
Idly batter (as required)
Chopped green chilies – 1 tbsp (more to taste)
Curry leaves – few
Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients together. Heat the aebleskiver pan on low to medium heat, grease with cooking oil and pour in enough batter to fill ¾ of each hole. Cover and let it cook for about 2 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes or until well done.
Serve hot with your favorite chutney. Bon Appétit.