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green peas panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Learn how to make Indian style vegetable panki.
To make green peas panki, combine the rice flour, urad dal flour, green peas, coriander, green chillies, salt, cumin seeds powder and ¾ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency. Add the fruit salt and 2 tbsp of water over it. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Apply a little oil on one side of each banana leaf and keep aside. Place a banana leaf on a flat, dry surface and pour 2 tbsp of the batter over it. Cover with another banana leaf with the greased side over the batter, press it gently to spread the batter evenly to make a thin layer. Cook on a non-stick tava (griddle) till light brown spots appear on both the leaves and the panki in between peels off the leaves easily. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make 7 more pankis. Serve immediately with green chutney.
Pankis are steamed snacks and hence considered a light snack. Gujarati’s love the different types of pankis that feature on their menu. This Gujarati snack recipe features green peas which when added to the panki batter make it look more appealing.
Pepped up only with cumin seeds, coriander and green chillies, when the Indian style vegetable panki is cooked in between 2 banana leaves and served hot with green chutney, it is 100% excitement. You can think beyond green peas and try other varieties of pankis like Moong Dal Panki, Corn Panki and even the healthier version – Moong Sprouts Panki.
This steamed snack recipe is definitely a tad healthier than the fried snacks as green peas add in fibre which is important for a healthy digestive system. However, to make it enormously healthy replace rice flour with wheat flour, oats four or ragi flour. Adjust the consistency of the batter with water accordingly. Ensure that the batter is thick enough to spread but not of pouring consistency.
Tips for green peas panki. 1. Crush the green peas coarsely as you would enjoy the mouthfeel in the panki. 2. Buy dark green coloured banana leaves as peeling the panki from these leaves is easier. 3. Remember to serve them immediately with green chutney to relish the perfect Gujarati snack.