We, Konkani people, prepare varieties of dishes for breakfast made up of rice. On fasting days we do not eat rice preparations. On such days, wheat preparations are allowed. Wheat rava(Ganva rave) bhakri is one such preparation which fills the gap. It is not only delicious but also nutritious. As the glycemic value of wheat is lesser than rice, it is also good for diabetics – transformation of wheat to glucose takes more time than rice to glucose. This bhakri is very fast to make, so I make it very frequently at home.
1 1/2 cups wheat sooji
1/2 cup fresh/frozen coconut
2 tea spn green chilli pieces
2 tea spn ginger pieces
2 tbl spn yogurt/curd
1 tea spn Sugar (optional)
Ghee or oil
Roast rava on a medium flame, without adding any oil, till it gives a nice aroma. Keep it aside to cool to room temperature.
Mix all other ingredients except ghee. Add some water to the mixture to bring it to the consistency of idli batter. Leave it aside for about 10mins.
Heat tava and apply some ghee or oil to the tava and spread the batter on it (about 1/2 inch thickness).
Cover it with a lid and let it cook on medium heat. Turn it after five minutes. If necessary, apply oil or ghee to the sides of the bhakri which gives nice aroma and taste.