Sunday, April 3, 2011

Eggless savory pancakes/Instant vegetable uttappam

I am clearing my pantry from the last couple of weeks. Even after not buying any grocery for almost a month, I am able to manage run the kitchen for another month!

I had a huge packet of self raising flour lying in my store room & hence came up with this recipe. I added instant oats too, to make it a healthier one.


Ingredients: (Makes about 20 pancakes)
Self raising flour: 2.5 cups
Instant oats: 1.5 cups
Buttermilk: 2 cups
Finely chopped or minced vegetables: Around 2.5 cups, I did not measure this. (I added carrots, beet roots, cabbage, onion, cucumber,  potato, capsicum)
Green chilli paste: 1/2 tsp, optional
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt: to taste
Water: 1-2 cups more.

Other ingredients:
Oil: few drops for each pancake


Method:
  • Take a broad vessel. Add all the above ingredients mentioned & prepare a smooth batter out of it (Similar to the dosa/pancake batter). Ensure there are no lumps. 
  • Keep the batter aside for 5 mins.
  • Meantime heat a griddle/tava/tawa. When the griddle is hot, pour around 1.5 tbsp of batter in the center of the griddle & spread it gently. 
  • Add few drops of oil & cover the griddle. Cook both sides of the pancake on a medium high heat until golden brown. 
  • Remove the pancake & repeat the procedure with the remaining batter. 
  • Enjoy it hot with a spicy dip of your choice.  

Notes:
  • If you do not have self raising flour, then use All-Purpose flour/maida. Add 1/4 tsp of baking soda to the batter to make the pancakes light & fluffy.
  • You could add any vegetables of your choice. I added variety of vegetables I have in my refrigerator.