Chola Dal Panki

Chola Dal Panki

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Chola Dal Panki, this popular Gujarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content.

Adding palak gives a nice green colour and also enhances the fibre, folic acid and vitamin A content, all of which make this dish light and filling too.

Do try other low calorie snacks like Moong Dal Dahi Vada, Cauliflower and Oats Tikki, Whole Wheat Vegetable Tartlets and Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap.

Chola Dal Panki recipe - How to make Chola Dal Panki

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 pankis
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For Chola Dal Panki
1 cup chola dal (split cow peas) , soaked for 3 hours and drained
10 spinach (palak) leaves
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
3 to 4 banana leaves (kele ka patta) , cut into 150 mm × 150 mm. square
1 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving
healthy green chutney

  1. To make chola dal panki, combine the chola dal, spinach leaves and ½ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the ginger-green chilli paste, oil, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  3. Apply a little oil on one side of each banana leaf.
  4. Place 2 greased banana leaves on a flat surface with the greased side facing upwards.
  5. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter on one banana leaf and cover with the other greased banana leaf with the greased side facing downwards.
  6. Press it gently to spread the batter evenly to make a thin layer.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the panki on both sides till light brown spots appear on the banana leaves and the panki in-between peels off the banana leaves easily.
  8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 14 more pankis.
  9. Serve chola dal panki immediately with healthy green chutney.
Nutrient values per panki

44 kcal
2.6 gm
5.8 gm
1.1 gm
1.7 gm
0.9 mg
Folic acid
17.0 mcg
Vitamin A
136.8 mcg


Chola Dal Panki ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
 on 27 Dec 14 02:50 PM

Famous Gujarati Snack made healthy by using fibre rich chola dal and vitamin A rich spinach....completely low in calories...