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Easy Mixed Vegetable Mini Pancakes (Besan Cheela)

I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

Mixed vegetable mini pancakes (besan cheela) are delicious!

Mixed vegetable mini pancakes (besan cheela) are delicious!

Tasty and Colorful

Mixed vegetable mini pancakes are bite-sized pancakes made of veggies, spices, and two different types of flour. This recipe is very easy and quick. In order to make the pancakes appealingly colorful, I used vegetables in a variety of colors, including spinach, carrot, capsicum, tomato, potato, and onion. Not only are the pancakes eye-catching then, but they are also very delicious and healthy.

In addition to the vegetables, the spices add a lovely flavor, and the chickpea flour and all-purpose flour impart a nutty flavor.

Let me now share with you a detailed recipe to make these yummy pancakes.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, washed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, washed and cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 cup capsicum, cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chickpea flour (gram flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 small cup cooking oil, for making the pancakes

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add chopped spinach, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, capsicum, carrots, black pepper powder, salt, soy sauce, all-purpose flour, and gram flour.
  2. Gently mix while adding a very small amount of water. The batter should have semi-solid consistency.
  3. Check the batter for taste. Adjust salt and pepper powder accordingly. Note: This recipe needs less salt because spinach and soy sauce have some salt in them. If you add more salt, the pancakes will become salty.
  4. Heat a pan and grease it with some oil. Keep the pan on medium heat. Take a lemon-sized ball of batter in your hand. Place it on the pan and slightly spread it. Make 4 such mini pancakes per batch.
  5. Add some oil on the pancakes. Cover the pan for quick cooking.
  6. Flip the pancakes when the bottom side becomes golden brown. Add some oil on the top.
  7. Cook both sides until they become golden brown. Remove and place them on a plate.
  8. Repeat the same with the remaining batter for making more pancakes.

Serving Suggestion

These pancakes are soft, spicy, and flavorful. You don't need any side dish for serving these pancakes. However, they pair well with tomato sauce.

Photo Guide

Step one: Keep ready all the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients as per instructions.

Step one: Keep ready all the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients as per instructions.

Step two: Gently mix while adding very little water. Prepare a semi-solid consistency batter.

Step two: Gently mix while adding very little water. Prepare a semi-solid consistency batter.

Step three: Heat a pan. Grease it with some oil. Let the heat be medium high. Take some batter in your hand and make 4 mini pancakes on the pan.

Step three: Heat a pan. Grease it with some oil. Let the heat be medium high. Take some batter in your hand and make 4 mini pancakes on the pan.

Add some oil on the surface of the pancakes. Cover the pan for quick cooking. Flip the pancakes when the bottom side becomes golden brown.

Add some oil on the surface of the pancakes. Cover the pan for quick cooking. Flip the pancakes when the bottom side becomes golden brown.

Add some oil on the top. Cook both sides until the pancakes turn golden brown.

Add some oil on the top. Cook both sides until the pancakes turn golden brown.

Remove them and place them on a serving plate. These pancakes don't need a side dish. They are very tasty on their own. They are soft, spicy, and flavorful. Tomato sauce pairs well with these pancakes. Enjoy!

Remove them and place them on a serving plate. These pancakes don't need a side dish. They are very tasty on their own. They are soft, spicy, and flavorful. Tomato sauce pairs well with these pancakes. Enjoy!

Comments

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on January 24, 2020:

Thanks, Linda for visiting my hub. Please go ahead and make these lovely and nutritious pancakes!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 23, 2020:

These pancakes sound very flavorful. I like the list of ingredients and love the thought of making spicy pancakes that contain vegetables.

ShailaSheshadri (author) from Bengaluru on January 23, 2020:

It is fun to have colorful, juicy, and flavorful mixed vegetable mini pancakes for breakfast. Also, they are vegan and nutrient-dense.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on January 23, 2020:

These look appetizing and best is there are vegan and thus should be healthy.