Saru Chakli

Saru Chakli is a flat rice based fried pancake traditionally made in Bengal during winter and served with liquid jaggery. I remember having it at my Grand Mom’s place during our winter holidays.. Dosa or pancake was quite unheard of during our growing years and this was the first Indian pancake that I have tested. I vividly remember having it  on cold evening straight from the coal chulha…..


  • Urad Dal – 1 Cup
  • Rice – 1 Cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil for frying

Soak the rice and dal separately for two hours. Grind them to a paste and then mix with a pinch of salt. Keep it covered for 2 hours.

Heat a non-stick tawa really well. Coat it with a film of oil. Take the batter in a tablespoon and spread it on the hot tawa like a dosa or pancake. 

Turn upside down after 1 minute and remove from heat. Serve hot with liquid jaggery / Nolen Gur.