A twist to traditional pancakes with nutrition as well.
Pancakes is a classic breakfast option and sweetened with maple syrup or honey. Well banana pancakes are a favourite at my home and with my little one and so are these savoury pancakes. Traditionally in India, there are various recipes which can be noted as pancakes, but here called as cheelas / chillas. Well this is kind of in between of a pancake and cheela. But moreover, it is nutritious and yummy as well. Yumminess is all that matters after all.
- Wheat atta : Half cup / bowl
- Besan : Half cup / bowl
- Maida : Half cup / bowl
- Sooji : Quarter cup / bowl
- Eggs : 2
- Special Masala – 1 tablespoon Fresh made masala (added a pic of the ingredients below)
- MOMmade Haldi Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Carrot : Grated, Half cup / bowl
- Lauki / Doodhi : 1 cup / bowl
- Capsicum : Quarter cup / bowl
- Salt to Taste
So this is the special masala I make and store at home. Letting out a secret recipe. I use this masala on salads, soups, dips, such pancakes or cheelas, also in oats, khichdi almost everything. Ha Ha. So I roast these ingredients and grind them in mixer. Now lets get to the pancakes.
Add in all the dry ingredients and whisk the eggs in. Mix it well and then add the veges. You can experiment with veges of your choice. I had these available at home so used these. Then add haldi powder, mirchi powder and mix well with some water. It should have pouring consistency.
Season a hot pan with some oil. Alternatively you can use butter or ghee as well. Pour a small ladle of the batter. Let it cook well from one side and then flip to cook on the other side. Now this is a regular step while making any pancake. The size of the pancake is your choice. Don’t make it too thin or too thick as well. And cook well on both sides. These are tips from my side. Since I was using a big dosa tawa, I could make three at a time.
Here’s another bonus. I made a dip to go with the pancakes. Dahi, Mirchi Powder, the special Masala, black salt and fresh pudina. (Lucky to have pudina at home) Mix all together. Yummy dip.
And there you go. The savoury pancakes are at your service to give a good treat to your taste buds. Tried a special click with the message in the background for these tough times. Just to make them lighter, lovely pancakes, with yummy dip and a warm lemon tea.
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.