Chickpea Pancakes


Remember eating Tomato omelette in the cafeteria’s. I always wondered whether they used eggs in it. As I started understanding the basics of cooking, especially Indian, I realised that it actually had no egg in it!! It was made of chickpea flour, mixed with spices and the tomatoes arranged on top:)

Last night, I prepared these chickpea flour pancakes with grated carrots and chopped spinach. A Mint-Coriander chutney complimented it very well.

For this I used:

Chickpea flour 1 cup

Rice flour 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Asafoetida a pinch

Turmeric 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Green chillies chopped 1

Carrots grated 2

Spinach chopped 1/4 cup

Water 1 cup

Mix all the dry ingredients first. To this add the vegetables. You may vary the quantity of the vegetables or substitute them with cucumber/cabbage/potato. Add the water and mix well.

Place a pan on the heat. Drizzle it with oil. When hot, spoon the mixture and spread it over the pan evenly in a circular motion. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook on one side till the sides start coming off. Flip and cook the other side.

Serve with green chutney or even a ketchup. This is a whole snack or even a good meal if you serve with raita or plain yoghurt.

See how I managed packing nutrition and tricked my son!!! He just loved the pancakes and finished them without a fuss!! An off season trick and treating from me:))

Chickpea flour: This provides the most required dietary fibers. you’ll also be getting vitamin A, vitamin K and several B-complex vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and a good supply of folate. Chickpea flour provides iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper and selenium.

Spinach: These contain loads of phytonutrients giving us all the antioxidants we need and very rich source of Vitamins A,K ,folates and manganese.

Carrots: These again are  notably rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins,dietary fiber, Vitamin A and C, minerals and B-complex vitamins.

Green chillies:The fresh green chilli is rich in Vitamin C, Potassium,Iron, Vitamin B and E.

Cumin Seeds: This helps in digestion. It is a good anti-oxidant, carminative( prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract) and works as a good anti-flatulent( prevention of excessive intestinal gas).

Asafoetida: This is kind of a gum which is powdered and used in a minute quantities. This helps to do away in flatulence caused by the lentil spices or chickpea flour dishes.

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10 thoughts on “Chickpea Pancakes

  1. Coming here after such a long time…missing you all…kemon achish? Not doing much facebooking? Wow! i love chikpea parathas – my mom/aunt make it often – they are very good for you, especially if you are constipated :-P.

  2. Hi Preeti, they look fab hun. Chickpea flour is the same as gram flour? Just love the idea of a no egg pancake. Thanks my lovely xxx Dor

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