Sunday, January 22, 2012

Whole wheat pancakes

This was such a thrill! Have been wanting to make pancakes for a while now, but was lazy to check out the actual recipe and try out something completely new. But this morning I found myself without my staple back-up options of bread or muesli and did not at all feel like making a mix for the rava dosa and wait for it to "oorify" ;). So at last looked up the recipe - I used this one. Tweaked it a bit, and here's what I came up with!


I always have to try to use whole wheat flour wherever I see maida, but was worried about the consistency if I use it completely so decided to try a mix for the first time:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup maida
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cups milk (I needed to use about 2 tbsp extra maybe because of using ww flour as I found the dough consistency to be not be spreadable until I added some more milk)
1 egg
3 tbsp olive oil (this is the substitution I'm most thrilled about of course :) - I generally use Leonardo Olive Pomace Oil for most of my cooking so the same for this)

Rest of the stuff as in the linked recipe - though I have never understood why I have to make a "well" :). I just mixed it all together in the usual way. I had to spread it a little with the ladle while putting it on the tava, so maybe even a little more milk will make it spread beautifully into a circle while ladling out.

I served it with honey and also tried it with a jaggery solution that is always ready at our place as we use it as a sugar substitute for some things. Both were super :). Thinking of trying maple syrup next, someone please let me know what a good one is - I've usually seen American Garden or something like that in stores I think.


Aparna, Uma - you're going to regret asking me to write more at this rate ;). I'm having ideas and ideas and ideas it seems! A couple more germinating still ;).

11 comments:

  1. Hey Aparna, thanks for the recipe !! Had to read twice to understand "OOrify"..Silly me :D

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    1. Thanks Swathi, sorry was too lazy to think of the English translation :) some things sound right only in your mother tongue sometimes!

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  2. wow..that's seems like a saviour recipe! gonna try it out soon..
    and nope, am not regretting one wee bit for prodding you if it results in such posts..:-)

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    1. Thanks Uma :). This turned out to be one of my ideal breakfast recipes - quick to mix, easy to make and doesn't even need an elaborate side dish :) !

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  3. So happy that u are writing...we'll let u know if u average more than 3-4 posts a day and inundate our blog readers :))
    The jaggery solution is very intriguing. Can u post that recipe too??
    Looking fwd to more ideas translating as posts!

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    1. Thank you :). Will watch out for the inundation aspect ;).

      Jaggery solution - not a recipe as such actually. I hate the dust/dirt that comes mixed with most jaggery (as does everybody I guess :)). So to make it easier to use, I add a little water, boil it (just until completely liquid), filter it and store it. No major proportions to it and all, so it sometimes comes out a bit thick and sometimes a bit watery, but usually keep in the fridge so it thickens a bit anyway. Hubby prefers to use this instead of sugar when eating with curd or with idli/dosas and now pancakes :).

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    2. Thanks. sounds good. i'll try this too.

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  4. LIFE_REFACTORED6:17 AM

    idea'laam rightu.. saaptu yaar belly rupture aagapogudho!!!

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    1. Welcome back sollalaam paartha, ippadi oru kindala !! Eaten by all and bellies are also fine thank you ;).

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  5. The pancakes look great! I love making and eating pancakes. For the syrup, I would recommend sticking with honey and jaggery syrup. I haven't found any real maple syrup available in India. Everything seems to be a small percentage of maple syrup mixed with other more processed sugars. Although if you do find some real maple syrup, would love to hear about it :)

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    1. Thanks Arvind :). I love trying to "whole wheatize" anything :).

      This is what I was hearing about maple syrup from a couple of others, but never having tried it before I wasn't sure where to begin. The ones I saw seemed a bit expensive to just try out for the sake of it, so it's good to get feedback from someone I know :) - thank you!

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