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पैनकेक - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Pancakes recipes in Hindi)
પેનકેક / વૉફલ્સ્ / ક્રૅપ્સ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Pancakes recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Pancake Recipes, Eggless Pancake Recipes

Easy Tasty Indian Pancakes

Pancakes are part and parcel of every cuisine. Known by different names, made in different thicknesses and with different ingredients, each region has its signature style, but overall, there is one common feature of all Indian pancakes – they are handy snacks that can be had anytime of the day. They are not exclusively breakfast, dinner or supper recipes. You can just conjure up a pancake anytime you feel the need for a slightly filling snack.

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

While in continental cuisine, pancakes are made mainly with all-purpose flour (refined flour or maida) and served with honey, sauces or fruity toppings, in India we have a much larger variety. From chilas andpudlas to pankis and dosas, we have a really huge variety of eggless Indian pancake recipes made with different combinations of pulses, cereals, flours and veggies or greens too. 

Apple Honey Pancake

Apple Honey Pancake

What is a pancake?

A pancake is basically made by spreading some batter on a griddle (tava) and cooking it till done, sometimes soft, sometimes crisp, sometimes a pleasant golden brown. The batter may be a quick-fix made by mixing together flours with milk, curd or water. Or, it could be made by grinding soaked cereals and pulses. Sometimes, the batter may require fermentation as in the case of dosas, but mostly you can cook the Indian pancakes immediately. 

Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila

Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila

Some Indian pancakes like uttappa are thick and spongy while those like chilas are thinner. 

Exciting variety of easy Indian pancakes

Pudlas and chilas are very famous pancakes from Western India, mainly Gujarat and Maharashtra. The main difference between the two is that pudla is smaller, thicker and crispier than chila, so usually in a pudla you will find chopped veggies like onion, tomatoes etc. added to the batter. The most common type of pudlas and chilas is made with a quick-mix batter of besan and spices. It is reasonably filling and has a rich taste, which is characteristic of besan. That said, you can make an endless variety of such eggless Indian pancakes by soaking and grinding pulses, adding greens and veggies, different combinations of spices, etc. 

Chola Dal Pudla

Chola Dal Pudla

Another very famous, must-try pancake from this region is the rice pankiThese are thin pancakes, almost like crepes and are traditionally cooked between banana leaves, which helps to cook them without sticking to each other and also gives a good aroma and taste. 

In South India, dosai, adai and uttapam are the most famous pancakes. While there are a few instant variants, which you can cook without any prior planning, most of the traditional varieties require you to soak, grind and often ferment a mix of cereals and pulses. 

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe)

While Dosa is the all-time favourite in Tamil Nadu, Adai is a popular dish in Kerala cuisine, and in Karnataka cuisine you can enjoy the classic Tousali, a pancake made of rice, coconut and cucumber!

Eggless Indian Pancakes

While here and there you will find a couple of Indian pancakes that use eggs, you will be delighted to know that predominantly Indian pancakes are eggless. Indian moms create magic in the kitchen with their staples, quickly mixing flours to make batters, soaking and grinding cereals and pulses to make healthier batters, and often reinforcing the batter with an assortment of veggies and greens for good measure!

Banana Sesame Pancakes

Banana Sesame Pancakes

Enjoy the rustic taste of Jaggery Pancakes, and give yourself an iron boost too; or start your day with wholesome Mini Jowar Pancakes. Have a satisfying but low-cal Moong Dal and Paneer Chila, or an exciting Banana Sesame Pancake. When the fruit is in season, go for the irresistible Mini Mango Pancakes or the all-season delight, the Crunchy Mini Potato Pancake. Attractive ones like the Green Peas Pancake and stuffed options like the Stuffed Ragi Pancakes are truly awesome options that young and old will love!

You can delight your kids with exotic and innovative options like the Stuffed Carrot Halwa Pancake or the Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake.

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake

My Goodness! The list would just go on and on, and the best part is that it does not endwith the options here. The more recipes you try from our website, the more you will get a hang of how to handle the ingredients, and very soon you will be creating your own wondrous Indian pancakes with the ingredients you have. Happy exploring!

Kand Chilla

Kand Chilla

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Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila recipe
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Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila recipe
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Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes recipe
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Quick Rice Panki recipe
Quick Rice Panki steamed in between banana leaves is a favourite Gujarati snack. Urad dal flour helps to bind the panki batter and make very thin pankis. Serve the pankis hot from the tava and let your guests peel off the banana leaves and enjoy the steaming hot pankis with spicy green chutney.
Corn Dosa recipe
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Moong Dal and Paneer Chilla recipe
moong dal and paneer chilla | moong dal paneer cheela | yellow moong dal cottage cheese pancake | with 20 amazing images moong dal and paneer chilla is made by soaking and blending yellow m ....
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes recipe
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
Semolina Pancake recipe
A quick and simple snack option—you just need to soak the semolina for 30 minutes, and you’re all set to make pancakes without the hassles of grinding. I’ve added cabbage, carrot etc. To the semolina pancakes. You can feel free to add other grated veggies too, if you wish.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes with Eggs recipe
Pancakes are ideal to have for breakfast . They are so versatile that you can enjoy a different variant every day, and so sumptuous that you will surely feel satiated. This recipe shows you how to make Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake ....
Rice and Besan Pancake recipe
You would never have imagined that leftover rice can be cooked up into such an exciting snack! Add some coriander and green chillies for pep, a few flours for binding, and there you have a quick-fix batter to make tasty Rice and Besan Pancakes. The batter made using 2 cups of leftover rice can make ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes recipe
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Chana Dal Pancakes recipe
chana dal pancakes | healthy chana dal pancakes |chana dal pancakes for diabetics | with 26 amazing images Chana dal pancakes is made of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables ....
Bulgur Wheat Pancakes recipe
Bulgur wheat proves to be a good breakfast food, as it provides an adequate amount of energy (calories) and protein. Since your body requires calcium, the addition of curds improves the calcium content of the recipe. These pancakes are ideal for your second trimester as they are rich in fibre and wi ....
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks recipe
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chilla protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chilla combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron, fibre and ....
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls recipe
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast or even brunch. In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced potat ....
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