515. Chickpea flour savoury pancake

July 23, 2015mayurisjikoni
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  sweet memories

  The 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.





Makes 12 mini ones
Recipe idea : Shobha’s Food Mazaa

1 cup besan (chickpea flour/ chana flour)
2 eggs
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) 
little oil

  1. Wash, peel and grate the carrot into a big bowl.
  2. Wash and grate the zucchini. Add it to the bowl.
  3. Peel and grate the onion.Add it to the bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the oil.
  5. Mix the batter well.
  6. Heat a non stick tawa over medium heat. 
  7. Rub a bit of oil over it.
  8. Spread a ladleful of batter into a pancake like shape.Drizzle little oil around it.
  9. Let it cook over low heat.
  10. Flip the pancake over and let it cook till it becomes light golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately with your favourite sauce, chutney or pickle.
Tips :
  • 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.
You may want to check out the following :
instant pudlas


moong dal pudlas or chilas




  • Amrita Roy

    July 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

    nice dish for breakfast or any meal

  • Shweta Agrawal

    July 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Great recipe and lovely pics, would try it some day 🙂

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks Amrita. its also great as a light meal with salad. Had it for dinner.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you Shweta and do try it.

  • Choclette Blogger

    August 15, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    How funny we should both post such a similar recipe. I made a large chickpea pancake with courgettes a few days after I made the fritters and that was good too. Yours look and sound fantastic – much neater than mine.

  • Anne Murphy

    August 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm


    I've just started to learn to use besan flour to make different kinds of bread and such, and it makes sense that it would work well in this. This might just be dinner tonight! I have all the ingredients…

    Nifty pan, too. 😉

  • Fas Kitchen

    August 16, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Looks like an amazing dish.. simply awesome recipe..

  • Natalia Richer

    August 16, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I love that this is a healthy pancake. YUM! It also looks like it's packed with flavor!

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks Choclette.Yes its a coincidence that we posted similar recipes.Mine turned out neater because I have this pan which allows me to make mini pancakes.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Works very well Anne as we traditionally make crepe like chilas, or pudlas as we call them in India.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you so much. Its also healthy.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you Natalia, its so versatile, you can add any of your favourite flavourings and spices.

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