Friday, March 19, 2010
Whole Wheat Pancakes
I just love fresh, warm pancakes for breakfast with a dollop of butter and loaded with honey or maple syrup… So when I saw Arundati’s recipe for Whole Wheat Eggless Pancakes, I thought I must give it a try. Especially now that Sid is not in town, this is one of the advantages… Coz he sadly hates eating anything sweet in the mornings.
However it having been a working Saturday, when I got into the kitchen to make the pancakes on Sunday morning, I realized that I had run out of Whole Wheat flour (aata) and I did not have any buttermilk left over either. So here is my version of the recipe that turned out equally well I think.
Whole Wheat Flour (Aata) – ¼ cup (that’s all I could scrape up from my flour box)
Makai Aata (Maize flour) – ¾ cup
Jaggery (Gur) – 2 large tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp
Sodium bcarbonate/Meetha Soda/Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Pour the vinegar into the cup of milk and keep aside for 10min. Mix the whole weat flour and the makai ka aata with the baking soda, cinnamon powder and jaggery. Pour in the milk and vinegar into this and mix well till there are no lumps of flour remaining. Leave aside for 10min to let the jaggery melt in properly. The batter should be the consistency of your regular dosa batter – easy to pour, but not watery.
Heat a shallow frying pan and pour in a ladle full of batter. Do not spread it with the ladle like a dosa! Allow it to spread itself naturally into a round shape. Pour a little butter or oil around the edges. Let it cook for about a minute till you see little bubbles bursting on the sides of the pancake, then flip it on to the other side carefully. Let it cook for another minute or until you see the edges browning.
That’s it! Serve hot with a tiny blob of butter and honey drizzled all over.
A, my special brunch invitee on Sunday, absolutely loved these pancakes and was extremely disappointed that I had made just 5 of them. But it was my first attempt, so I made a smaller batch. Now I’m all set to try out variations. I have a feeling this batch did not turn out as fluffy as they could be… So I’m going to try it with eggs the next time.
It was so easy to make that this last picture is of the pancake made by A. And if a man can turn out such a perfect pancake, you know you can too!