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Last Updated : Oct 07,2020

पैनकेक - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Pancakes recipes in Hindi)
પેનકેક / વૉફલ્સ્ / ક્રૅપ્સ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Pancakes recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Pancake Recipes, Eggless Pancake Recipes

Easy Tasty Indian Pancakes

Pancakes are part and parcel of every cuisine. Known by different names, made in different thicknesses and with different ingredients, each region has its signature style, but overall, there is one common feature of all Indian pancakes – they are handy snacks that can be had anytime of the day. They are not exclusively breakfast, dinner or supper recipes. You can just conjure up a pancake anytime you feel the need for a slightly filling snack.

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

While in continental cuisine, pancakes are made mainly with all-purpose flour (refined flour or maida) and served with honey, sauces or fruity toppings, in India we have a much larger variety. From chilas andpudlas to pankis and dosas, we have a really huge variety of eggless Indian pancake recipes made with different combinations of pulses, cereals, flours and veggies or greens too. 

Apple Honey Pancake

Apple Honey Pancake

What is a pancake?

A pancake is basically made by spreading some batter on a griddle (tava) and cooking it till done, sometimes soft, sometimes crisp, sometimes a pleasant golden brown. The batter may be a quick-fix made by mixing together flours with milk, curd or water. Or, it could be made by grinding soaked cereals and pulses. Sometimes, the batter may require fermentation as in the case of dosas, but mostly you can cook the Indian pancakes immediately. 

Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila

Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila

Some Indian pancakes like uttappa are thick and spongy while those like chilas are thinner. 

Exciting variety of easy Indian pancakes

Pudlas and chilas are very famous pancakes from Western India, mainly Gujarat and Maharashtra. The main difference between the two is that pudla is smaller, thicker and crispier than chila, so usually in a pudla you will find chopped veggies like onion, tomatoes etc. added to the batter. The most common type of pudlas and chilas is made with a quick-mix batter of besan and spices. It is reasonably filling and has a rich taste, which is characteristic of besan. That said, you can make an endless variety of such eggless Indian pancakes by soaking and grinding pulses, adding greens and veggies, different combinations of spices, etc. 

Chola Dal Pudla

Chola Dal Pudla

Another very famous, must-try pancake from this region is the rice pankiThese are thin pancakes, almost like crepes and are traditionally cooked between banana leaves, which helps to cook them without sticking to each other and also gives a good aroma and taste. 

In South India, dosai, adai and uttapam are the most famous pancakes. While there are a few instant variants, which you can cook without any prior planning, most of the traditional varieties require you to soak, grind and often ferment a mix of cereals and pulses. 

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

While Dosa is the all-time favourite in Tamil Nadu, Adai is a popular dish in Kerala cuisine, and in Karnataka cuisine you can enjoy the classic Tousali, a pancake made of rice, coconut and cucumber!

Eggless Indian Pancakes

While here and there you will find a couple of Indian pancakes that use eggs, you will be delighted to know that predominantly Indian pancakes are eggless. Indian moms create magic in the kitchen with their staples, quickly mixing flours to make batters, soaking and grinding cereals and pulses to make healthier batters, and often reinforcing the batter with an assortment of veggies and greens for good measure!

Banana Sesame Pancakes

Banana Sesame Pancakes

Enjoy the rustic taste of Jaggery Pancakes, and give yourself an iron boost too; or start your day with wholesome Mini Jowar Pancakes. Have a satisfying but low-cal Moong Dal and Paneer Chila, or an exciting Banana Sesame Pancake. When the fruit is in season, go for the irresistible Mini Mango Pancakes or the all-season delight, the Crunchy Mini Potato Pancake. Attractive ones like the Green Peas Pancake and stuffed options like the Stuffed Ragi Pancakes are truly awesome options that young and old will love!

You can delight your kids with exotic and innovative options like the Stuffed Carrot Halwa Pancake or the Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake.

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake

My Goodness! The list would just go on and on, and the best part is that it does not endwith the options here. The more recipes you try from our website, the more you will get a hang of how to handle the ingredients, and very soon you will be creating your own wondrous Indian pancakes with the ingredients you have. Happy exploring!

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Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
06 Sep 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
mini jowar pancakes recipe | healthy jowar pancake | sorghum flour pancake | jowar flour snack recipe | with step by step images. mini jowar pancakes is a health ....
Rice Panki ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33279
20 Jul 20

by Tarla Dalal
Rice panki, all things traditional have a charm of their own. This extremely popular, traditional recipe, tastes yummy when served steaming hot. This can be made in many ways – without garlic, with more leafy vegetables etc. Feel free to exercise your will and choose what you like the best. The styl ....
Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancakes
Recipe# 803
05 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Mini pancakes are a handy snack, which can be served anytime, whether to kids returning from school or to guests at a party. And, when made with a different batter, such as this one made of moong dal and curds, it becomes a unique and memorable treat. These Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancake ....
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 38998
12 Jul 20

by Tarla Dalal
These instant pancakes require no advance preparations. Just whip them up in time for a quick breakfast or tuck them into your child’s tiffin box. Besan and potatoes act as binding agents and ensure the pancakes are of the right texture.
Methi Pudla,  Methi Pudla Using Whole Wheat Flour
Recipe# 40891
04 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious pancakes of whole wheat flour and besan perked up with chopped fenugreek and spice powders, the Methi Pudla is a fantastic choice for breakfast. It can even be enjoyed with evening tea or for dinner. While pudlas can be made plain or with other veggies, the Methi Pudla has a universa ....
Quick Rice Panki
Recipe# 2879
16 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Rice Panki steamed in between banana leaves is a favourite Gujarati snack. Urad dal flour helps to bind the panki batter and make very thin pankis. Serve the pankis hot from the tava and let your guests peel off the banana leaves and enjoy the steaming hot pankis with spicy green chutney.
Paneer Dosa, Paneer Chilli Dosa, Mumbai Street Food
Recipe# 33398
10 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer dosa | paneer chilli dosa | Indian breakfast paneer dosa | Mumbai street food | with 28 amazing images. paneer dosa is a popular Indi ....
Bulgur Wheat Pancakes
Recipe# 2935
16 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur wheat proves to be a good breakfast food, as it provides an adequate amount of energy (calories) and protein. Since your body requires calcium, the addition of curds improves the calcium content of the recipe. These pancakes are ideal for your second trimester as they are rich in fibre and wi ....
Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes
Recipe# 33100
07 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
rava vegetable pancake | sooji vegetable pancake | suji vegetable pancake | sooji cheela | with 17 amazing images. This sumptuous and easy Rava Vegetable Pancakes ....
Corn Dosa
Recipe# 37780
02 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
corn dosa | instant corn dosa | no fermentation sweet corn dosa | with 16 amazing images corn dosa is made from a batter of blended juicy sweet corn, small amount of besan which helps in b ....
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
05 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
Semolina Pancake
Recipe# 1504
23 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and simple snack option—you just need to soak the semolina for 30 minutes, and you’re all set to make pancakes without the hassles of grinding. I’ve added cabbage, carrot etc. To the semolina pancakes. You can feel free to add other grated veggies too, if you wish.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes with Eggs
Recipe# 41662
09 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are ideal to have for breakfast . They are so versatile that you can enjoy a different variant every day, and so sumptuous that you will surely feel satiated. This recipe shows you how to make Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake ....
Rice and Besan Pancake
Recipe# 22619
09 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
You would never have imagined that leftover rice can be cooked up into such an exciting snack! Add some coriander and green chillies for pep, a few flours for binding, and there you have a quick-fix batter to make tasty Rice and Besan Pancakes. The batter made using 2 cups of leftover rice can make ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
15 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chilla protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chilla combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron, fibre and ....
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
Recipe# 536
03 Jul 19

by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast or even brunch. In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced potat ....
Rice and Vegetable Chilla
Recipe# 178
16 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
rice and vegetable chilla recipe | rice and vegetable chilla made with buttermilk | Sometimes, the modification of some of the ingredients or the addition of veggies can give a very innovative spin to popular recipes. Here, the addition ....
Horlicks Oats and Vegetable Pancakes
Recipe# 40637
16 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Great to have for breakfast or as a quick evening snack , the Horlicks Oats and Vegetable Pancakes are made with a combination of oats and healthy flours, reinforced with an assortment of juicy ....
Apple and Buckwheat Pancakes
Recipe# 41907
31 Mar 19

by Tarla Dalal
Millions of people across the world start their day with delicious and filling pancakes. Indeed, this versatile snack is one of the most popular breakfasts across the world. Given that we have a wide choice, we need not restrict pancakes to breakfast time. They can be served as an evening snack, ....
Jaggery Pancakes
Recipe# 38425
17 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An enticingly spicy-sweet pancake made of a quick-mix rice flour batter sweetened with jaggery and spiced up with green chilli paste. Jaggery, which has a more rustic flavour, colour and aroma than white sugar lends the Jaggery Pancakes an intense aroma on cooking, which is sure to draw everybody to ....
Potato Bajra Pancake
Recipe# 22350
22 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious, tummy-friendly pancake made of grated potatoes and bajra flour, perked up with onions, coriander and other lovely ingredients. Interestingly, this combination of ingredients also works against the tummy acids, keeping them under control. Just make sure you don’t rush when co ....
Nachni Paneer Pancake
Recipe# 4201
16 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Calcium is a nutrient that is required by people of all age groups, for healthy growth and maintenance of bones and teeth. Here is how you can get a tasty calcium-boost from a surprise ingredient – nachni. A millet that is not consumed frequently by most of us, nachni or ragi is one of the greatest ....
Mini Mango Pancakes
Recipe# 41685
18 Apr 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, a day without mangoes seems to be a day wasted! Indeed, the King of Fruits has such a strong sway over people of all age groups and anything made with mangoes seems to have a universal appeal. In this innovative recipe, we have used a batter of plain flour and mangoes sweetened with ....
Banana Sesame Pancakes
Recipe# 5302
31 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
This pancake is sure to mesmerize you with the deep aroma and flavour of bananas, enhanced by the soothing flavour of coconut and the intense aroma of crunchy sesame seeds. Greasing with butter further enhances the attractiveness of these soft and succulent Banana Sesame Pancakes, which taste ....
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