Healthy Savoury Pancakes

Another quick-fix breakfast for rush-hour mornings! The mister and me loved it…Im sure you all will too!


  • Rolled Oats – 1/2 cup (I used Quaker Oats)
  • Whole Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Jowar flour – 1/2 cup
  • Barley (coarsely powdered) – 1/4 cup
  • Flax seeds – 2 tbsps (toasted for a minute in the microwave and finely powdered)
  • Onions – 3-4 nos (medium sized; finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies – 4 nos (finely chopped)
  • Coriander/Cilantro – a handful (finely chopped)
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 2 tbsps
  • Curd – 2 cups
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste

In addition to the above ingredients, you could also stir in 1/2 cup each, of ragi flour, urad flour and chiroti rava (the fine soji variety) for variations in your pancakes.


  • Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the onions, green chillies, coriander, jeera, salt and mix well.
  • Slowly stir in the curd and water. Blend/Stir well to form a smooth batter (without any lumps).
  • Using a deep ladle, pour the readied batter onto a tawa/griddle, into slightly thick pancakes. Cook both sides on a medium flame. (I steam cooked my pancakes and hence dint use any oil…takes a little longer to get done, but its definitely worth it since it is absolutely healthy).
  • Serve hot with choice of chutney. Tada! That was quick wasn’t it?!! 😉

This one’s going to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight – Wholesome Breakfast Event.

I hope the little ones like it Srivalli!

9 responses to “Healthy Savoury Pancakes

  1. I don’t know where to look for those flour here in the US. Everything goes by a different name than we are used to and it is a total pain to find the ingredients. Nevertheless, I simply love the perfect brown color on those pancakes which by itself makes me want to have them 🙂

    • Aww, thank you! Btw, I know for sure you can procure barley and flax seeds in the US. They are known by the same names. If you’re not able to procure them, you could still omit. I tried to make the pancakes as healthy as I could, and barley and flax seeds are my favourite when I have to do that! You could replace the Jowar flour with whole cornmeal, another ingredient Im sure is available there. You could even add 1/4 cup each, of – ragi (finger millet) flour, urad flour (It is readily available here; you could toast the urad dal in the microwave for a minute and run it in your mixer to make a fine powder), and fine soji. Once you have the basics in hand, you can play around with the ingredients here n there. Hope you procure the ingredients and get to try this one 🙂

  2. Love your savoury pancake, looks yummy and healthy.

  3. Thank you for the lovely entry

  4. Oh pancakes look very yummy. Want to have them right away!

  5. Oh pancakes look very yummy. Want to have them right away!

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