CHICKPEA FLOUR PANCAKES

CHICKPEA FLOUR PANCAKES

Classic Indian pancake

From our friends at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

These Chickpea Flour Pancakes are terrific for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner!

 

The classic Indian pancake made with chick­pea flour is a popular breakfast in North India. These chillas in the simplest form are easy and perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side flatbread. For a veggie omelet version, add less water for a thicker batter and add leavening such as baking powder. Add finely chopped vegetables such as zucchini.

 

Yield: 8 to 10 pancakes

 

INGREDIENTS:

·         1 cup chickpea flour, garbanzo bean flour, or besan

·         1½ cups water

·         ¾ teaspoon salt

·         ¼ teaspoon turmeric

·         ¼ teaspoon cayenne

·         ¼ teaspoon carom seeds or cumin seeds

·         ½ cup finely chopped red onion

·         1 hot green chile, finely chopped (remove seeds to reduce heat)

·         ¼ cup packed chopped cilantro

·         1 to 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon safflower oil, divided

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.       In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour and ¾ cup water. Whisk to get a smooth consistency. Whisk in another ½ to ¾ cup water to make a thin lump-free batter. (If using besan, you will need less water).

2.      Add the salt, turmeric, cayenne, carom seeds, onion, chile, cilantro, and 1 teaspoon of oil, and mix well. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.

3.      Heat a skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, drizzle a few drops of oil on the skillet. Spread the oil using a paper towel. Pour a ladle full (1/4 to ⅓ cup) of the batter onto the skillet. Spread the batter by moving the skillet to make a 6 to 8-inch pancake. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the edges of the pancake.

4.      Cook until the edges start to leave the pan and the bottom is golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 to 4 minutes. Continue to make the rest of the pancakes. Serve hot.

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