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Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition!

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nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack is a multi-nutrient snack which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Learn how to make ragi pancake.

To make nachni pancake, combine all the ingredients, except the fruit salt, along with 3/4th cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Just before making the pancakes, sprinkle the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Grease a non-stick mini uttapa pan with ½ tsp of oil. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter in each uttapa mould and spread it lightly. Cook, using 1 tsp of oil, till they turn brown in colour from both sides. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make more mini pancakes. Serve immediately with healthy coconut chutney.

Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous ragi pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition!

Loaded with calcium, phosphorus and protein, these toothsome healthy nachni uttapam will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however that a nachni pancake takes a little more time to cook than normal flour-based ones, so cook for longer.

This quick healthy snack is also a good source of fibre which itself has many health benefits. This key nutrient helps manage blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels, so diabetics and heart patients can indulge in this snack. Further, the fibre adds satiety and avoids binge eating. So weight-watchers too can enjoy this nourishing snack. Serve them right off the pan, with tasty coconut chutney.

Tips for nachni pancake. 1. If you don't have a uttapam pan then you can use a dosa tava. 2. This is what an uttapam pan looks like. I bought mine on Amazon for Rs 399. Very handy to have in the house to make mini uttapams for Indian evening snacks or use it for cocktail parties. 3. Make sure the uttapa pan is hot enough and then grease some oil. 4. Cook the pancakes on a medium flame and keep a close watch on them. 5. If you choose to make ragi uttapam on a tava, then you may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of besan to the batter to make it thicker.

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Nachni Pancake, Ragi Pancake, Healthy Nachni Uttapam recipe - How to make Nachni Pancake, Ragi Pancake, Healthy Nachni Uttapam

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 mini pancakes
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Ingredients

For Nachni Pancake
1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour
1 tbsp semolina (rava / sooji)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1/4 tsp fruit salt
2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving With Nachni Pancake
healthy coconut chutney
Method

For nachni pancake

    For nachni pancake
  1. To make nachni pancake, combine all the ingredients, except the fruit salt, along with 3/4th cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Just before making the pancakes, sprinkle the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  3. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  4. Grease a non-stick mini uttapa pan with ½ tsp of oil.
  5. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter in each uttapa mould and spread it lightly.
  6. Cook, using 1 tsp of oil, till they turn brown in colour from both sides.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make more mini pancakes.
  8. Serve the nachni pancakes immediately with healthy coconut chutney.

Variation: nachni dosa

    Variation: nachni dosa
  1. At step no 1 add approx. ½ cup of extra water and proceed to make dosas.

Nachni Pancake, Ragi Pancake, Healthy Nachni Uttapam recipe with step by step photos

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What is nachni pancake made off?

  1. What is nachni pancake made off? ragi pancake is made from 1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour, 1 tbsp semolina (rava), 1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour), 1/4 cup finely chopped onions, 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania), 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies, salt to taste, 1/4 tsp fruit salt and 2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking.
     

What is nachni, ragi flour?

  1. This is what nachni (ragi) flour looks like. In India, ragi is mostly grown and consumed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa. The whole ragi grain is ground into flour and used in many recipes using ragi flour in Indian cooking. 
  2. Ragi flour is high in Protein : One cup of whole Ragi Flour (144 grams) gives about 10.3 grams of protein. Very good source for Vegetarian. Protein is cricital to manage the wear and tear of the cells in the body and help transport oxygen to various parts of the body.
  3. Ragi Benefits due to High Fiber : One cup of whole Ragi Flour gives about 16.1 grams of fibre. This fibre will keep you fuller for a longer time and avoid you from binge eating. Ragi flour being rich in insoluble fibre helps easy digestion and hence relieves constipation. Insoluble fibre does not dissolve in water and goes through your stomach without being processed helping other foods move through your system and out. Insoluble fibre keeps you healthier with a better digestive system (1). See 11 beneftis of ragi flour.  

Tips for nachni pancake

  1. If you don't have a uttapam pan then you can use a dosa tava. 
  2. This is what an uttapam pan looks like. I bought mine on Amazon for Rs 399. Very handy to have in the house to make mini uttapams for Indian evening snacks or use it for cocktail parties, 
     
  3. Make sure the uttapa pan is hot enough and then grease some oil.
  4. Cook the pancakes on a medium flame and keep a close watch on them. 
  5. If you choose to make ragi uttapam on a tava, then you may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of besan to the batter to make it thicker.

Batter for nachni pancakes

  1. For batter of nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack, in a deep glass bowl put 1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour.
  2. Add 1 tbsp semolina (rava).
  3. Add 1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour).
  4. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped onions.
  5. Add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania).
  6. Add 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Add 3/4 cup of water.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Just before making the pancakes, sprinkle 1/4 tsp fruit salt over the batter.
  11. Immediately add 2 tsp of water over the fruit salt.
  12. Bubbles will form.
  13. Mix gently.

Cooking nachni pancakes

  1. For nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack, grease a hot non-stick mini uttapa pan with a little oil. If you don't have a uttapa pan then you can use a dosa tava. You can make small pancakes or a big jowar pancake, that is up to you. NOTE. Make sure the uttapam pan is hot enough and then grease some oil.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp of the batter in each uttapam mould and spread it lightly.
  3. Let the bottom of the pancakes cook for a while. 
  4. Then grease the uncooked top of the pancake with some oil. 
  5. Turn over the pancakes with the help of a spatula. Makes it easier to flip.  
  6. Let the nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack get cooked.  
  7. Flip over and your nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack have browned and ready. 
  8. Serve hot nachni pancake recipe | ragi pancake | healthy nachni uttapam | quick healthy snack with coconut chutney.

Making Nachni uttapam | ragi uttapam |

  1. To make nachni uttapam | ragi uttapam | healthy nachni uttapam |  heat a dosa tava. 
  2. Grease the dosa tava with little oil by using a brush. 
  3. Pour the jowar pancake batter over the greased hot dosa tava.  You would need about 2 to 3  tablespoons of batter per uttpam. We are making 3 jowar uttapam at one go. 
  4. Let the nachni uttapam cook for a while.  
  5. Then grease some oil on the top of the uttapam as we are going to flip over. 
  6. Flip over.
  7. Let the othe side cook till nachni uttapam | ragi uttapam | healthy red millet pancake | is golden brown. 
     
  8. Serve nachni uttapam | ragi uttapam | healthy red millet pancake |  hot with healthy coconut chutney.

Health Benefits of nachni pancake

  1. Nachni Pancake – a healthy snack. 
  2. Nachni pancakes are rich in protein, calcium, fibre, phosphorus and magnesium. 
  3. The protein is a key nutrient to maintain cell health, including the cells of skin and immune system.
  4. Along with calcium and phosphorus, these 2 key nutrients help in bone strengthening. 
  5. Magnesium helps to maintain heart beat. 
  6. The fibre in it makes it a wise choice for heart patients, diabetes and obesity. 

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Mini Nachni Pancake
5
 on 29 Jan 20 07:28 AM


Can we add half cup curd and half cup water and keep aside for 15 mins as I feel it may have a better consistency. Thank you
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Sarah You can add curd and water in equal proportion, but please adjust the consistency of batter if required before making the pancake.
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10 Feb 20 02:15 PM
Mini Nachni Pancake
5
 on 09 May 18 07:25 AM


What is uttapam pan? Can I make them in our normal nonstick pan?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Betty, Yes, you can try.
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09 May 18 08:45 AM
मिनी नाचनी पॅनकेक
5
 on 22 Sep 16 12:49 PM


Pustikata se bari nachni pancake
Mini Nachni Pancake
5
 on 08 Oct 14 12:09 PM


A gluten free breakfast option which can fit in the menu of a person with high cholesterol and heart disease as well. Moreover these quick mini pancakes are eye appealing too...