Picture this: It’s a Monday morning. You stayed up late on Sunday night catching up on that chick flick you so badly wanted to, and as a result you ended up waking up late in the morning. Very late. Horribly late. But the daily cooking act has to be tended to ‘cos we have no choice. You know that food just doesn’t appear like that on your table like in the Harry Potter movies. If only it did…sigh!
So here’s a perfect quick-fix breakfast, specially meant for one of those crazy mornings, or even one of those days where you don’t want to slog too much in the kitchen. In other words, the kind of breakfast that is ready before you can snap your fingers and say “Good morning!”
- Whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 cups
- Quick-cooking Oats – 1 1/2 cups
- Wheat Bran (optional) – 1/2 cup (I added this for the good fibre. If you don’t have it on hand, don’t let it stop you from making this)
- Potatoes – 2 nos, large-sized (cleaned and grated; I preferred to keep the skin on. You can use it the way you like)
- Green Chillies – 2 nos, finely chopped (increase/decrease to suit your tolerance level)
- Coriander/Cilantro – a small handful, finely chopped
- Salt – to taste
- Curd – 1 cup
- Water – as required (between 1 1/2 – 2 cups)
- Oil – as required, to cook the pancakes (I steam-cooked my pancakes and hence dint use any oil…takes a little longer to get done, but it’s definitely worth it since it is absolutely healthy).
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Stir in the grated potatoes, chopped green chillies and coriander. Mix well.
- Stir in the curd, and add adequate water to get the right consistency for your batter.
- Using a deep ladle, pour the readied batter onto a hot tawa/griddle, into slightly thick pancakes. Cook both sides on a medium flame.
- Serve hot with choice of chutney/sambhar. As you can see, we had ours with Tomato ketchup, and it tasted lip-smackingly good.