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Protein-packed Pancakes

Call it pancake, chilla, uthappam …. These are just small, cute, fluffy roundels packed with protein and nutrients to help you begin your day full of energy. Did our elders not always say ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ 😆
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion, Indian
Servings: 30 pancakes


  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Split Black Lentils Urad dhal
  • 1 cup Split Green Lentils Moong dhal
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 2 tbsps Mint leaves
  • 1 cup Roasted Chickpea flour sattu aata
  • 2 tbsps Mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda optional
  • Salt to taste


Making the Batter -

  • Soak the first 6 ingredients in warm water for minimum 30 minutes
  • Grind to a fine batter using water as necessary
  • Add the chickpea flour, chopped mint and salt - mix well very
  • If frying pancakes immediately, sprinkle baking soda and mix; If letting the batter sit for a bit, baking soda is not necessary

Frying the pancakes -

  • Using a cast iron griddle, make 4 inch diameter pancakes with sesame oil 
  • Fry on both sides to a golden brown and needed crispiness