October 18, 2013

Mix dal mushroom pancake recipe

Mix dal and mushroom pan cake recipe - The pancake made with dals, mushrooms and onion make a good breakfast / teatime snack. The lentils provide nutrient to the body as well as release energy for the natural regular activities. Mushroom and onion are considered as skinny vegetables (not fatty). The addition of these two vegetables enhances the flavor and gives an excellent taste to the dish. Besides this, this kind of a meal topper, gives you a valuable vitamins and minerals. It leaves an uttappa (uttappam) like taste in the mouth while eating. Usually this pancake is served with chutneys. 

Preparation time : 25 minutes
Soaking time:  3 - 4 hours
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Yield : 10 pancakes.

  • 10 button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Fistful of chopped cilantro
  • A generous pinch of garam masala
  • 2 heaped tbsp yogurt/curd
  • 3 tbsp rice flour
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 7- 8 curry leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil  as required

To saok and  grind to coarse paste
  • 1/4 cup split bengal gram / chana dal
  • 1/4 cup split green gram / moong dal
  • 1 tbsp split black grams / urad dal
  • 1/4" ginger, chopped


1.  Clean and mix the dals together. Wash them thoroughly and soak for 3 hrs.

2.  Drain the dals and grind them along with chopped ginger to a coarse paste, without using any water.

3.  Transfer this dal paste to a large bowl. Add all the ingredients except mushrooms and onions. Mix well.

4.Now add onions and mushrooms to the batter. Mix well.
5.  Heat a non-stick  griddle. Take one small orange sized portion of batter mixture. 

6.  Place it on the tawa and flatten it to a round shaped pancake, using very little water.

7.  Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame till the batter leaves the bottom.

8.  Flip it and cook till golden brown from both sides. Serve hot with chutney.

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