Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gram Flour (chick pea) Pancakes with Coriander Chutney and Raita

Ever since I came across this post here I have been dying to make these pancakes. They sounded so quick, easy and delicious that I knew they would not wallow long in my bookmarked recipes file.

Gram flour, made of ground chick peas, is not only gluten free and full of protein but has a lovely nutty taste. Add any veggies or seasonings that you like and presto! you have a fabulous faux carb for your meal. Don't even think about serving them without the condiments - that's like pie without whipped cream or salsa without chips. The coriander chutney was this recipe that I made before and the raita is just yogurt, cucumber and cilantro (or mint, your choice).

This beauties make a delicious snack or as part of a larger meal. No matter when you eat them I know you'll will enjoy them!

Gram Flour (chick pea flour) Pancakes with Coriander Chutney and Raita

1 1/4 cups chickpea flour (or gram flour)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garam masala
1-2 jalapeno or serrano peppers, minced
2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

Place chickpea flour in a large mixing bowl. Add water and whisk to make a smooth batter. Add the remaining ingredients except the oil and blend well. Set aside for 15 minutes to a couple of hours to thicken. Heat nonstick or cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add oil and spoon batter into pan and cook like regular pancakes, flipping when each pancakes has multitude of popped air bubbles on its uncooked surface. Serve with Chutney and Raita.

Recipes currently inspiring me:

Gluten Free Chicken Burger at Sophie's Foodfiles
Tempeh Hot Wings at The Ordinary Vegetarian
Lamb and Cucumber Kabobs at Ladyberg's Kitchen


sophie said...

thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try making these myself!

Faith said...

I would love to make these next time I make curry for dinner! They look delicious!

Cinnamon Girl said...

The pancakes look fantastic! As a lover of all things chickpeas these will be on my table sometime soon!