When it comes to a meal, I generally prefer savoury dishes. Today was no different. We had these savoury pancakes for lunch, along with some spicy seasoned yoghurt. The whole meal is quite easy to make; and it’s also nutritious and yummy all at the same time. Double win!
These savoury pancakes can also be eaten mixed with the yoghurt; by breaking the pancakes into tiny pieces and adding them to the yoghurt. Or, you can eat them along with ketchup or any type of chutney/puree- I prefer eating these savoury pancakes with freshly made green coriander chutney. Ketchup comes a close second.
Eating some spiced yoghurt while chomping on chutney-dipped pancakes makes for a pretty delightful time.
Add to the dish some chopped onions and maybe a chilli, if you like a bit of extra spice. Squeezing lemon on the pancake (or directly on the chutney for an added zing) is recommended.
These savoury pancakes with spicy seasoned yoghurt are best eaten hot. The combination of warm pancakes and the cool yoghurt with just that hint of spice is delicious.
- For the Savoury Pancakes:
- 1 cup Gram Flour
- 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- A pinch of asafoetida
- 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
- For the seasoned yoghurt:
- Cooking Oil
- Cumin Seeds
- Red Chilli Powder
- Mix all the ingredients to make a soft batter.
- Drizzle some cooking oil on a flat pancake pan on medium heat on the stove.
- Spread a bit of the batter on the pan with a circular motion- making a flat pancake.
- Wait until the first side is completely fried, and then flip it over.
- Make a batch of savoury pancakes.
- For the yoghurt, whisk the yoghurt until smooth.
- Add salt to taste after whisking the yoghurt.
- For seasoning the yoghurt, heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a little container.
- Add a hint of asafoetida, cumin seeds, chilli powder to it.
- After the cumin seeds begin to crackle in the oil, pour this over the whisked yoghurt.
- Your seasoned yoghurt is ready!
- You can also tear the pancakes into small pieces and add them to the yoghurt for a distinct mixed taste.
- You can eat the pancakes with ketchup or green coriander chutney.
These savoury pancakes can be eaten at just about any time of the day- morning, afternoon or night! You can also add chopped chillies and onions directly in the batter for some crunch. Enjoy! xo, Aaria