Add all the ingredients except baking soda and oil into a large mixing bowl. At first add only 1¼ cups of water.
Mix the batter. Add more water if required. The batter should not be too thick or too thin.
Just before preparing the pancakes, add baking soda if you're using any and mix.
Heat a frying pan, tawa, skillet over medium heat.
Add a few drops of oil or ghee and let it become a bit hot.
Add about ¼ -⅓ cup batter to the hot pan. Spread the batter out using a spatula or ladle. I usually make them about 5-6 inches in diameter.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top if you want to.
Lower the heat and cook the pancake on one side.
Flip it over. Add a few drops of oil/ghee and cook the pancake till done.
Repeat the above steps with the remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes with chutney, plain yogurt or a fresh salad. Can serve them with a potato curry too.