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Savoury pancakes

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These pancakes have South Indian flavor and style, even though they are usually made with Urad daal and rice flour. My pancakes have eggs and a much thicker consistency. These can be eaten any time of the day. I had some for breakfast, and there was some leftover, which I had for lunch as well. So did my husband, because they taste so good.

This recipe makes four pancakes, in an 8 inch diameter pan.  I have made them the consistency of a pancake, but you can make them thinner and more like crepes. So when you are making these, just add less batter on tpan, and spread it around with a wooden spoon.


1 Cup Rice flour

2 Eggs

1 Cup Milk

1 Cup Desiccated Coconut

½ Cup Fresh Coriander, chopped

½ Red Bell Pepper, chopped

½ Cup Onion, chopped

1 Tbsp Olive oil

½ Tsp Chili powder

Salt to taste


Chop up the coriander, peppers and onions. In a food processor, add the chopped veggies along with the olive oil and coconut. Grind to a coarse paste.

Prepare the batter. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add the flour and milk, and make it into a smooth batter.

Add the vegetable mixture to the batter.

Season with salt and the red chili powder.

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Chop, grind and add to the batter

Mix well together, if you see clumps, then put all the ingredients in the blender till you have a smooth batter. You can see clumps in my batter in the picture above, so I put it back in the blender.

Heat up a pancake pan on medium heat.  Make sure the pan is hot and add some spray oil.

Pour a quarter of the pancake mixture onto the pan. Take a wooden spoon and twirl the middle of the pancake pan so the mixture fills up the entire pan.

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Twirl the spoon around the middle

In a minute or so, swirl the pan to make sure all the liquid has spread across to all the edges (like making an omelette).

Cook a few minutes, till brown spots appear. Flip the pancake and cook the other side.

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Flip and repeat on the other side, then enjoy!! 

Pair it up with some dry curry or eat with a chutney.                                                 Delicious eaten on its own too! 🙂