Thursday, 8 September 2011

Crispy Mushroom and Aubergine Pancakes

I have posted savoury pancakes earlier, which was a vegetable version too.
Making these are easy. 
And a good way to get some vegetables in our diet.
But I do make non vegetarian versions too.
Sometimes I add eggs to the batter. 
At other times cooked minced meat ... either chicken or fish.
But that is when I am making them for a brunch or dinner. 
If I am making these for breakfast, I stick to vegetables.

I had a few small sized brinjals/ aubergines languishing in the fridge.
And some mushrooms too.
Threw in some cabbage with onions and green chillies. 
You can add any vegetables of your choice ... green peas, cauliflower, carrots, etc. are some good options.

I usually do not like any powdered masalas in my vegetable pancakes. But this time wanted some flavour in them.
So threw in some Italian mixed spices.
The result was beautiful! 

Need :

Maida / APF - around 1 cup
Water - just enough to make a thick batter
Thinly sliced mushrooms
Chopped cababge
Thinly sliced brinjals
Sliced onions
Chopped green chillies
Red chilli flakes
Italian spice mix (mine had a mix of thyme, oregano and basil)
Salt to taste
Cooking oil to fry

 How to :

Mix all the vegetables and spices together.
Add maida and water to made a thick batter.
Adjust salt.

 Heat a tawa or a griddle.
Smear it with a little cooking oil.
Pour in a ladleful of the batter and spread it evenly.

 Fry well on one side and then flip it over.
Cook on low heat till both sides are evenly browned.

Serve immediately ... while they're still crispy. 

The spices added a wonderful flavour to what might have been just another plain pancake.


  1. Besh Bhalo Sharmila, sob vegetables diye tuiri pancake..eyi ta ke chilla to bolte para jaye??..hugs and smiles

  2. This looks so yum ,perfect for breakfast ,will try sometime

  3. I have never had this pancake but looking to teh recipe and pic i am sure i will love it.

  4. Perfect for breakfast, evening snack. Will try them out. Thanks.

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  5. very innovative recipe,luks very tempting...

  6. That is like a rustic version of South Indian Utthappa with a big fixing of vegetables. I love it. I would think besan may taste even better with these but then again, you can't add eggs to it, I think.

  7. Jaya ... I think chila is the desi name for a pancake ... so maybe we can call this a chila too. :-)

    Priyanka ... Lemme know if you liked it. :-)

    Finla ... This is a good way of having a good dose of flavourful veggies. :-)

    Archana ... am sure you'll like it. :-)

    Premalatha ... thanks! :-)

    Jaya ... I did not use eggs in this.
    Besan also tastes great this way but I use Indian masalas like garam masala, ajwain etc. in it.

  8. Baah khub bhalo hoyeche, onek veggies o ache, good idea

  9. Never tried this before.. it looks so yummy.. and a nice way to have veggies.

  10. Looks delicious and wonderful combo

  11. Looks healthy and yummy,Sharmila..mukhorochok o habe

  12. Sharmila...absolutely my kind of cooking! I make these too ..another Bongo name for this is Goala ruti. The italian spice mix I use from 'Fab India' is just perfect for such taste enhancements....

  13. oma ki shundor recipe! so easy and i bet lip smacking good with some chutney or hot sauce. Reminds of the Japanese pizza :)

  14. Pancakes is one of my favourites anytime...just looks delicious and yummy.

  15. pancake toh kono din banayi ni, besan diye er pakoda banale besh hobe!

  16. I would love to have some tea with it :)

    Will try soon!

  17. ami kano age dekhini bolot post ta? savory pancakes amaro khub bhalo lage. eta arekta darun recipe pelam. khub siggiri try korbo.

  18. looks utterly delicious..
    first time your space..
    very interesting presentation..
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    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite


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