Indian Spiced Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado, Kale & Spinach
Preparation time – 15 minutes
Total time – 30 minutes
Makes: 10 pancakes
2 tablespoons ghee
150g chickpea flour
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon mild chilli powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds, ground
1 green chilli finely chopped
50g tomatoes, finely chopped
50g onions, finely chopped
50g avocado, chopped
50g kale leaves, finely chopped
50g bably spinach leaves, finely chopped
salt to taste
Add the chickpea flour to a mixing bowl along with all the spices, baking powder and salt. Pour the water, a little at a time, and whisk to stir well making sure there are no lumps. The batter should have a consistency like cream. Add the chopped chillies, onions, avocado, kale, spinach and tomatoes to the pancake mix. Mix well and set aside.
In a small non-stick frying pan melt a teaspoon ghee on a low heat. Give the pan a swirl and using a ladle pour about one laddle-full of the batter in the hot pan. The chilla must be fairly thin so using the back of the ladle spread it slightly if needed.
Fry on each side for 3-4 minutes on a low heat until light brown and crisp around the edges. Keep warm wrapped in foil while you make the remaining chilla. Serve warm with mango pickle, a salad or like I enjoy it with channa masala with soft boiled eggs on top.
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