Stir-fried Spinach Pancakes ( Diabetic Recipe )
by Tarla Dalal
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This one serves as food not just to the starving stomach, but as food for thought as well – as you can experiment by using this interesting spinach filling in varied ways! The sesame adds not just crunch but a liberal quota of iron as well to this interesting stuffing of spinach sautéed with garlic and a little oil.
Spinach adds to the health factor too – it is rich in vitamin A and folic acid. Vitamin A is a natural antioxidant. (remember to sauté the spinach on a high flame to retain its colour and nutrients. ) you could use this filling to make a sandwich, or as a topping over cooked kodri , simply have it as it is or stuff it in crepes like I did!
- Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the garlic and sauté on high flame for a minute, while stirring continuously.
- Add the spinach and sauté minutes over a high flame for 5 to 7, till all the water evaporates, while stirring continuously.
- Add the sesame seeds, soya sauce and salt and toss gently.
- Divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl, add 2 tbsp of water and mix well to a smooth batter (add 1 tbsp water if required to make it of pouring consistency).
- Divide the batter into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
- Heat a non-stick pan, pour a portion of the batter and tilt the pan around quickly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle.
- Cook on using ¼ tsp oil till both sides turn brown in colour.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 more pancakes and keep aside.
- Place a pancake on a clean, dry surface and spread one portion of the stir-fried spinach at one corner.
- Fold to make a roll and press it lightly to seal the stuffing.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more stir-fried spinach pancakes.
- It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.
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