sweet memoriesThe food blogger world for is getting bigger and bigger. Getting to know more bloggers, following many regularly and commenting too. Its amazing how some recipes reminds one of their childhood. It can be a whole recipe, a method or just a single ingredient that can trigger the memory. One such recipe I came across was zucchini pancake by Shobha of Shobha's Food Mazaa. As I read the recipe, I immediately thought of my mum. She would make pudlas (chilas) and sweet pudlas often for dinner for the huge family. She would have two tawas on the cooker, and would spread out perfect round pudlas for all of us. My cousin would usually ask her to add an egg in his savoury pudlas. She would mix the egg into the batter and make them. I thought of making a version of the zucchini savoury pancakes. Here is my version. Shobha thank you sharing a wonderful recipe and bringing back sweet memories. I added other vegetables as these days hubby dear does not want to eat salad. So the trick was to add as many veggies as I could. I thought the recipe name should not be zucchini pancakes. The pancakes turned out really good and an absolutely healthy meal. I used very little oil. Next time I would team it up a nice salad to make it into a filling meal. I bought this pan which can be used to make mini uttapams, fried eggs, mini bhakris, parathas etc. I used it to make these cute mini pancakes.
CHICKPEA FLOUR SAVOURY PANCAKES
Makes 12 mini ones
Recipe idea : Shobha's Food Mazaa
1 cup besan (chickpea flour/ chana flour)
1 small onion
1 medium size zucchini
1 medium size carrot
¼ cup sour yogurt
¼ cup chopped fresh coriander or fenugreek (methi)
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp salt
½ tsp coarse pepper powder
¼ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
- Wash, peel and grate the carrot into a big bowl.
- Wash and grate the zucchini. Add it to the bowl.
- Peel and grate the onion.Add it to the bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except for the oil.
- Mix the batter well.
- Heat a non stick tawa over medium heat.
- Rub a bit of oil over it.
- Spread a ladleful of batter into a pancake like shape.Drizzle little oil around it.
- Let it cook over low heat.
- Flip the pancake over and let it cook till it becomes light golden brown.
- Serve immediately with your favourite sauce, chutney or pickle.
- Adjust the spices according to your taste.
- Add any vegetable of your choice.
- Cook the pancakes over low heat. If you cook them over high heat the outside will get cooked immediately but the inside will remain raw.
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