Chola Dal Panki
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Chola Dal Panki, this popular Guajarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content. Adding palak gives a nice green colour and also enhances the fibre, folic acid and vitamin A content, all of which make this dish light and filling too.
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Chola Dal Panki recipe - How to make Chola Dal Panki
Soaking time: 3 hours Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:
3 hours 25 minutesMakes 15 pankis
- Combine the chola dal, spinach leaves and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the ginger-green chilli paste, oil, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
- Apply a little oil on one side of each banana leaf.
- Place 2 greased banana leaves on a flat surface with the greased side facing upwards.
- Pour 2 tbsp of the batter on one banana leaf and cover with the other greased banana leaf with the greased side facing downwards.
- Press it gently to spread the batter evenly to make a thin layer.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the panki on both sides till light brown spots appear on the banana leaves and the panki in-between peels off the banana leaves easily.
- Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 14 more pankis.
- Serve immediately with healthy green chutney.
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