How to Make Savory Vegetable Pancakes (Besan Cheela) in 25 Minutes
Sweet and Savory Pancakes
Recently, I was searching online for a healthy breakfast recipe. These savory vegetable pancakes caught my attention. The recipe was easy, and I found it to be a versatile pancake that you can add various veggies to, depending on your preference.
It took me only about 25 minutes to make these yummy pancakes. I served them hot with a spicy coriander leaf chutney, and they were just fantastic. I think it a tomato sauce would also be a tasty condiment.
- 1 heaped cup gram flour (chickpea flour or besan)
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (cooking soda)
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
- 12 medium size spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup carrots, grated
- 3-4 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
- salt to taste
- 3-4 teaspoons olive oil or any other cooking oil
- Wash spinach leaves. Heat them in a deep bottomed pan. Saute them until the leaves shed some water and wilt. Turn off the stove. Hold them together and chop into one-inch pieces.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the oil).
- Dry-mix the ingredients. Add water little by little and mix to get a thick or semi-solid batter. You may need about 3/4 cup water for this. Set aside for 2 minutes.
- Now, start making the pancakes. Heat a flat pan. Add a few drops of oil or grease it. Pour about 2 tablespoons of the batter on the pan. You may choose to cook 2 to 3 small pancakes or 1 large pancake at a time. I made 2 medium-sized pancakes per batch.
- Pour a few drops of oil on the surface of these pancakes. Keep the heat medium-high. Once the bottom turns golden brown, flip them. Add some oil on the top. Let the other side also turn golden brown. Making a batch may take about 4 to 5 minutes. Control the heat while cooking.
- Transfer the cooked pancakes to a serving plate. Repeat the same process until all of the batter has been used up.
- These pancakes are best served hot (they lose their crispiness as they cool). Serve them with spicy chutney or tomato sauce. Enjoy the taste!
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|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 16 g||5%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 6 g||24%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 68 mg||3%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|