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Indian Pancakes recipes


Last Updated : Sep 26,2019



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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Kand Chilla

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Corn Dosa
Recipe# 37780
28 Sep 19

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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 ....
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.
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 ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
05 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Bulgur Wheat Pancakes
Recipe# 2935
04 Jun 19

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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 ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
11 Apr 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 ....
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 38998
26 Nov 13

 
 
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.
Rice and Vegetable Chila
Recipe# 178
05 Jul 14

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by Tarla Dalal
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 of buttermilk and cabbage has that effect on the traditional chila. The rava and the urad dal flour are essential ingredients that balance th ....
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, ....
Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila
Recipe# 764
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chilla is north India’s answer to dosas. Chillas are thin, tasty pancakes, which can be made using different ingredients, and with or without fillings placed inside them. Chilla is much loved by Gujaratis, and it is a popular road ....
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 ....
Nachni Paneer Pancake
Recipe# 4201
16 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
Quick Rice Panki
Recipe# 2879
15 Jun 14

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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.
Baked Ratatouille Pancakes in White Sauce
Recipe# 863
08 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ratatouille is a traditional stewed vegetable dish of French origin. It almost always features brinjals along with an assortment of other veggies like tomatoes and onions. Ratatouille Pancakes are basically pancakes stuffed with ratatouille. Here, the plot ....
Green Peas Pancake
Recipe# 39144
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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These green peas pancakes are quite an interesting alternative to the traditional south indian uttapa, which is commonly had for breakfast. This tasty snack has a high folic acid and fibre content, making it very nutritious. Plus, it is also easy to make without the need for any fermentation. Always ....
Banana Walnut Pancake
Recipe# 1859
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These delicious breakfast pancakes are enriched with wheat bran, bananas and milk and are perfect for brunch. Bananas and milk provide you with all the energy, protein and calcium needed to carry out your regular activities, while walnuts add omega-3 fatty acid. Most of us consider waffles and panca ....
Crunchy Mini Potato Pancake
Recipe# 39309
15 Jun 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Easy methods, common ingredients, fast preparation, perfect texture, great taste, enough nutrients – the Crunchy Mini Potato Pancake has all that is takes to make your morning! With potatoes and peanuts for energy, and coriander and chillies for taste, these pancakes are great for breakfast but can ....
Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 33110
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This innovative rice flour pancake with lovely specks of cucumber and spinach is sure to become one of your favourite breakfast options, thanks to its sheer simplicity and ease of preparation. Remember to squeeze the water out ....
Methi Pudla,  Methi Pudla Using Whole Wheat Flour
Recipe# 40891
26 May 16

 
 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 ....
Green Peas Pancakes
Recipe# 5659
16 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
These green peas pancakes are quite an interesting alternative to the traditional south indian uttapa, which is commonly had for breakfast. This tasty snack has a high folic acid and fibre content, making it very nutritious. Plus, it is also easy to make without the need for any fermentation. Always ....
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
17 Nov 10

 
 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 ....
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