Mini Nachni Pancake

Mini Nachni Pancake

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Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however that a nachni pancake takes a little more time to cook than normal flour-based ones, so cook for longer, and serve right off the pan, with tasty coconut chutney.

Mini Nachni Pancake recipe - How to make Mini Nachni Pancake

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 mini pancakes
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1/2 cup ragi (nachni / red millet) flour
1 tbsp semolina (rava)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1/4 tsp fruit salt
2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
healthy coconut chutney

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the fruit salt, along with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Just before making the pancakes, sprinkle the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  3. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  4. Grease a non-stick mini uttapa pan with ½ tsp of oil.
  5. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter in each uttapa mould and spread it lightly.
  6. Cook, using 1 tsp of oil, till they turn brown in colour from both sides.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make more mini pancakes.
  8. Serve immediately with healthy coconut chutney.

Variation: nachni dosa

    Variation: nachni dosa
  1. At step no 1 add approx. ½ cup of extra water and proceed to make dosas.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per mini pancake
Energy38 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates6.2 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.2 mg


Mini Nachni Pancake
 on 29 Jan 20 07:28 AM

Can we add half cup curd and half cup water and keep aside for 15 mins as I feel it may have a better consistency. Thank you
Tarla Dalal
10 Feb 20 02:15 PM
   Dear Sarah You can add curd and water in equal proportion, but please adjust the consistency of batter if required before making the pancake.
Mini Nachni Pancake
 on 09 May 18 07:25 AM

What is uttapam pan? Can I make them in our normal nonstick pan?
Tarla Dalal
09 May 18 08:45 AM
   Hi Betty, Yes, you can try.
Mini Nachni Pancake
 on 08 Oct 14 12:09 PM

A gluten free breakfast option which can fit in the menu of a person with high cholesterol and heart disease as well. Moreover these quick mini pancakes are eye appealing too...