Vegan Vegetable Pancake
This recipe is a quick fix for my lunch and daily portion of protein.
Recently I joined a LEAF program in our community. I was very impressed with volunteers and their effort to help other people to live healthy lifestyle by watching their food habits. They highly recommend vegan recipes.
Hence I was motivated to come up with my vegan version of Beans- dals pancake which are fulfilling, refreshing, and tasty.
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1/2 cup moong dal
- 1/2 cup lentils
- 1/2 cup channa dal or besan
- 1/2 cup matepa split beans
- 1 small onion
- 1 small tomato
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 small ginger
- 1 small chili pepper
- 1 cup frozen spinach/kale
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 3 tbsp oil (to make crispy)
How to make vegetable pancake
1. Generously wash the rice, moomg dal, lentils, channa dal, and matepa split beans. Check for stones in dals. Soak almost 4 hours in warm water in a deep bowl.
2. Grind coarse all the soaked dals and spinach, onion, chili pepper, garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Add salt, turmeric. Set aside. The consistency of the batter should be like pancake batter.
3. Drizzle a teaspoon of the oil into a medium size nonstick skillet heat over a medium heat. Halfway through (almost after 45 seconds), pour in a ladleful of batter and quickly spread it evenly so it is
about 6 inches in diameter. Caution should be taken not to overheat skillet.
4. Let the pancake cook for 2-3 minutes till it turns opaque and loses its glossy looks. Turn the pancake over and cook the second side till it turns into golden brown color (usually about a minute).
5. Repeat steps 3-4 to make more pancakes. Serve warm with sweet and spicy sauces. Puda tastes great with cilantro and tamarin chutney.
- Most popular variation is besan (chickpea flour) puda with onion, tomatoes, and chilis. Just whisk flour, add seasoning and spices and batter is ready.
- Times to time for variation I add shredded cabbage ,carrots, zucchini or any other vegetable that you like.
- Bob’s Red Mill makes a chickpea flour that is readily available in supermarkets, which saves hassle of soaking dals.
- If you do not use all the batter, you can refrigerate it up to three days.
- If you have made all the pancakes, you can reheat them in the microwave, wrapped in slightly damp paper towels, for 30 seconds.
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