Nice pathiri or neriya pathiri or nerma pathiri is a type of very thin pathiri used to cook without using oil.
- Row white rice( Pachari )-500 gm
- Salt: 3/4 tbs
- Hot Water -approximately 1 cup
Instructions to prepare flour:
Either you can use ready made pathiri flour or prepare the flour very easily as follows:
Soak the the rice in water for 1 hour, then clean it properly using water(2 or 3 times). Wash out the rice, make it dry.
You can make flour with rice from flour mill or you can prepare the flour using mixer from home itself.
In a mixer grind the rice, make it very nice( pathiri flour ), remove all water from flour by heat the same in in a pan with low flame. In a pan roast the flour and stir well for 6 to 7 minutes. No need to change the color of flour. just need to remove the water completely.
Boil water in vessel , add 3/4 tbs salt . Then add rice powder slowly and mix with a ladle. Then off the flame and allow to cool. Once it is cooled make a soft,non-sticky dough by hand mixing . Make lemon sized balls.
Take one ball, roll out the ball into a uniform thin circle using rice flour. make very thin uniform shape pathiri. Use a lid of any bottle or tiffin to make uniform shape.
Heat pan and cook the pathiri without using oil. Don’t allow turn its color to brown. Cook both sides well using a ladle.
While cooking, remove the powder forming in pan occasionally.
Serve pathiri with chicken curry, masala curry, stew etc…