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Buckwheat Savoury Pancakes or Farali Kuttu Ka Cheela is healthy, easy to make and delicious. Usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast options, these gluten free pancakes are loaded with vegetables. Ideal for fasting days like Ekadashi, Navratri, Shivratri.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, fasting food, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup zucchini grated
  • ½ cup carrot peeled and grated
  • ½ cup bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander chopped
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt thick
  • 2 tbsp coconut fresh/desiccated
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 green chillis chopped or paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1-1¼ tsp rock salt
  • 1¼ -1½ cup water
  • ¼-½ tsp coarse pepper powder
  • tsp soda bi carbonate baking soda
  • oil for shallow frying


  • 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.


  • Use bottle gourd(doodhi) instead of zucchini.
  • Add other vegetables of your choice if you are not making them for fasting days.
  • Can add ½ part buckwheat flour and ½ part rice flour to make it more palatable for kids.
  • Some people don't consume baking soda on fasting days so omit it if that is the case.
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