Monday, September 29, 2014


This is a Sindhi breakfast preparation. A savoury pancake made with lentils and besan. For variation you may add any grated vegetable or finely chopped greens to the batter to make it more healthier and tastier

Moong dal .... 1/2 cup
Besan/gram flour ... 2 tbsps
Cumin seeds ........ 1 tsp
Green chillies ...... 1 - 2
Coriander leaves .. handful
Ginger ................. 1 tsp (optional)
Baking soda ......... a pinch
Salt .................. to taste
Oil /ghee ... to smear

1. Soak moong dal for a few hours.

2. Grind coarsely adding a little water, green chillies and cumin seeds.
3. Remove in a bowl and stir in the besan. Add salt, baking soda and finely chopped coriander leaves.

4. Pour the batter on the non-stick pan and spread it with the back of the spoon.
5. Pour a little oil or ghee and roast it until crisp on medium flame.
Serve hot with any pickle or chutney of your choice.
This quantity makes 4 pancakes.
I have served with - Instant Red Chilli Pickle


  1. Delicious pancake idea and so much easier than making dosa batter, which is what I generally do:) And adding seeds and veggies would really make it a diverse serving:) Great recipe...

    1. Thanks Peri.. yes there is no end to variations .. we can try adding different things to the batter each time for a change.

  2. Sounds very delicious and healthy too.. Would like to try this.. bookmarking :)