Snacks

Wellbeing with Nutrition
Nurturing the Mind and Body

These gluten-free pancakes are based on the savoury Indian style of pancakes known as chilla. I have added grated courgettes and a blend of spices to a batter made of chickpea flour (Besan). A protein-rich snack which could also be seerved for breakfast.

Ingredients

1 cup chick pea flour (besan)
1/2 medium sized courgette
Unprocessed salt (optional) to taste  
Herbs (optional such as chopped mint, coriander, flat leaf parsley or basil)
Spices (optional such as ground black pepper, coriander, cumin)
A little ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil for cooking the pancakes with

Method

  1. Add sufficient water to the chick pea flour to make a batter which coats the back of your spoon.
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  2. Add salt to your taste
  3. Add any additional herbs or spices to your taste
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  4. Grate the courgette and add to the batter
  5. Heat up a flat griddle or frying pan and melt a little ghee
  6. Spoon on the batter and spread with a knife or back of a spoon to form the pancake 
  7. when one side is cooked turn over and cook the other side

 Serve the pancake warm with a tangy dip such as mint chutney, yoghurt, pickles, salsa or with eggs

 
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