A light dinner..

by Sunita on July 14, 2008

Pancakes are usually reserved for our weekend breakfasts. The ones that we all love are whole wheat and banana ones lightly spiced with cinnamon and served with a drizzle of honey. But, occasionally, on other days of the week, I also make some savoury ones which we like to have, not for breakfast, but with some light soup (usually dal), and make a light meal out of them. Huh? Pancakes for dinner ?!!!…well, why not :-P

The pancakes that I make are almost always the crepe like English ones, where the batter is spread out to make them thinner. However, for the following avocado (can’t you see, I’m on an avocado roll :-P ) infused pancakes, I kept the sizes smaller and slightly thicker, compared to the ones I usually make, as they proved to be quite tricky to turn over. These pancakes would also form a nice breakfast, or a snack, on their own.

This is how I made the avocado and carrot pancakes…

What’s needed-

2 ripe avocados, halved, stoned and the flesh scooped
1 small carrot, grated
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 and 1/2 C fof whole wheat flour (atta)
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 and 1/4 C milk
1/2 tsp (more or less) crushed red chillies
1 tblsp oil
1 egg, beaten
non stick spray or oil to grease

How to-

  1. Mix the avocados(mashing them) with the carrots, chillies,onion, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the milk,egg and the tblsp of oil and whisk to make a batter.
  3. Heat and grease (with preferably the spray) a pan over low heat.
  4. Add a ladle of the batter and gently spread it out with the ladle itself. Cover and cook for approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Lift up the pancake, and while still holding it in the spoon, grease the pan again and turn it over to cook the other side for another 2 minutes. During this time, gently press the pancake with a slotted spoon.
  6. Transfer to a plate covered with kitchen roll, stacking one on top of the other as more are being made.

We had ours with some dal (red lentil soup) and some mixed pickle…yummm :-P

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dee July 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm

they look yummy sunita, I love avocado in everything, the new found love is a baked avocado


2 KayKat July 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Funny you’re binging on avocados too. I indulged in some icecream yesterday and have been thinking about avocado desserts lately :)

These sound delicious, think I’ll be trying them out this week. Thanks, S!


3 karuna July 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm

intresting mix of taste. thnx for sharing it


4 Usha July 14, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Very interesting and looks delicious too….will definitely try this one soon….:)


5 TBC July 14, 2008 at 11:08 pm

What a gorgeous looking stack of pancakes that is! For the longest time I never bought avocados ‘coz I never quite knew what to do with ‘em.
I too have eaten pancakes for dinner.:D


6 Katie July 15, 2008 at 12:18 am

Yum! I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I love your blog! Such great recipes & beautiful pictures :)


7 Pragyan July 15, 2008 at 1:43 am

Wow, interesting recipe…lovely pics, as usual! :)


8 Nags July 15, 2008 at 2:01 am

i make breakfast stuff for dinner all the time :D like dosa and puttu and sometimes even cornflakes :D

its just easier.

i am all set to make pancakes this weekend.


9 Richa July 15, 2008 at 2:07 am

ooh! love avo in all kinds of dishes, pancake is such a fantastic idea, Sunita! very well done!


10 Shriya July 15, 2008 at 3:20 am

Lovely and awesome pics. Very different recipe must try one. Bookmarked it already gonna try it very soon.


11 Divya July 15, 2008 at 3:20 am

Yummy pancakes Sunita…they look so pretty in the snaps,great snaps too!!Never knew dal could look so pretty;-)Great combo!!


12 Maheswari July 15, 2008 at 3:26 am

Nice combo…send it to AFAM..


13 delhibelle July 15, 2008 at 5:39 am

almost like veggie paranthas but without the hassle of rolling each one out..very creative!


14 Rachel July 15, 2008 at 7:49 am

wow avocado ina pancake…now that must be something….I need to try it to know it :)

Love the stack of wonderful pancakes…


15 sunita July 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm

I am really enjoying this new found love too :-)

You’re most welcome…looking forward to your dessert :-)

You’re most welcome :-)

Thanks…do give it a try :-)


16 sunita July 15, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Thanks…do give them a try :-)

Thanks…glad you dropped by :-)

Thanks…how’ve you been..haven’t seen you for a while :-)

Enjoy your pancakes :-D


17 sunita July 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Thanks…for me, avocado is a newly found love…never ventured beyond guacamole :-)

Thanks…do give them a try :-)

Thanks :-)



18 sunita July 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Yes, almost :-P …thanks :-)

Thanks…they did come out quite nice and soft :-)


19 Ben July 15, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Pancakes for dinner? Brilliant. Avocado pancakes???? I think I am in love! :-p


20 Mona July 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Those pancakes look heavenly! Just too good!



21 Uma July 15, 2008 at 5:14 pm

so tempting! Lovely pancakes. Beautiful presentation as usual.


22 Mike of Mike's Table July 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm

I’ve never seen or had anything like it–I’ve only lived in a world of sweet pancakes. I’ll have to try this out one day!


23 Divya Vikram July 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm

lovely pancake stack..


24 Lakshmi July 15, 2008 at 7:20 pm

lovely pancakes Sunita!! will give it a try soon.


25 Vaishali July 15, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Savory pancakes! How lovely they look, Sunita.


26 karuna July 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm

hi sunita, there is a small surprise for u on my blog, chk it out


27 Kevin July 16, 2008 at 1:53 am

Those pancakes look good!


28 Vanamala July 16, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Nice recipe


29 sunita July 17, 2008 at 9:01 am

Thank you…you do make me laugh :-D

Thanks :-)

Thanks dear :-)

Thanks…do give them a try :-)


30 sunita July 17, 2008 at 9:02 am

Thanks..do give them a try :-)

Savory pancakes make their appearance quite frequently at our diing table :-)

Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts :-)


31 sunita July 17, 2008 at 9:03 am

Thanks :-)

Thanks :-)


32 Maya August 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm

That is a nice twist to pancakes.


33 Soma October 28, 2008 at 1:39 am

Wow what an extraordinary blog and pictures too.

I was going thru your recipes & did not know where to put a comment. everything looked awesome.

Loved these pancakes. I am sure I will make these some day. I always have avacado at home.

Thanks for sharing.


34 The Blacksmith June 22, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Wow, this is very interesting, Sunita, I happened to buy 4 (!) avocados for 1€ (!) and I was running low of ideas other than smoothies, guacamole and as accompaniment for soup. Oh, and congratulations on your recent “move”…I’ll keep on being a faithful reader/admirer of you! ♥


35 tonii harper March 5, 2010 at 12:54 am

what a treat. i’ve been dying to try this recipe since i first saw it.


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