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Besan puda | Stuffed gram flour pancakes

Besan puda | Stuffed gram flour pancakes

Besan ka Puda or Stuffed Gram flour pancakes can be an extremely healthy dish. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

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Besan Ka Puda Recipe

June 21, 2020
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: Medium

I look to enhance the health quotient by adding a lot of veggies and cottage cheese into the stuffings. You can replace it with Tofu to make the dish completely VEGAN. - These kind of pancakes can be made using a variety of flours taken from grains such as chickpea, rice, wheat, maize etc. You can use them individually or mix them as per your taste. I was a little indulgent with the cooking oil this time around. You can do this with almost half of the oil i have used if health is the primary priority.

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Ingredients
  • FILLINGS
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 5-6 bean stalks chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot grated
  • 1 medium size potato boiled and chopped.
  • 100 grams cottage cheese. Chopped / Use TOFU for VEGAN Diet.
  • Coriander leaves.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar – Optional
  • 1.5 tbsp cooking oil
  • PANCAKE
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 4 tbsp rice flour
  • Fresh Coriander leaves – 10-12 stalks
  • 1-2 green chilli – Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil / Per Pancake
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water
Directions
  • Step 1 FILLING
  • Step 2 Heat a pan on medium flame. Pour a spoon a cooking oil.
  • Step 3 Add the red chilli powder and grated ginger or paste.
  • Step 4 Add the onion. Fry till golden brown.
  • Step 5 Add the crushed peanuts. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Step 6 Add the beans and the grated carrot. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Step 7 Add the boiled potato. Mix well.
  • Step 8 Add the cottage cheese. Mix well.
  • Step 9 Add the tomato and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Step 10 Add the salt and mix well.
  • Step 11 You can add a spoon of cooking oil, ghee ( clarified butter) or butter if you want. This is optional to enhance taste, If health is priority you can skip this step.
  • Step 12 Mix well and set aside.
  • Step 13 BESAN KA PUDA | STUFFED PANCAKES
  • Step 14 Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl : Chickpea Flour, rice flour, turmeric, coriander and red chilli powders, and salt.Add the green chilies and coriander leaves as well. Mix well
  • Step 15 Add the water slowly as you mix. This will ensure there are no lumps. The consistency should be similar to that of batter used for dosa or pancakes.
  • Step 16 Heat a pan on medium flame. Wait for the pan to heat. Pour a spoon of cooking oil. Spread it.
  • Step 17 Pour about 1/2 cup of the batter into the pan and spread evenly . If you are not good at spreading the batter evenly into a circle. Use a small metal bowl to spread it. Starting from the center, spiral the batter outward evenly to form a circle.
  • Step 18 When it starts become crisp, gently spread one tsp of oil over it.Flip the pancake.
  • Step 19 Keep flipping until crisp and brown on one side and slightly less crisp on another.
  • Step 20 Put some of the fillings you made earlier on the less crisp side. Fold both sides of the pancake with the spatula.
  • Step 21 Flip and fry. Make sure the pancake does NOT open. Pour a spoon of cooking oil all around the folded pancake to ensure it fries well.Cook covered for a minute.
  • Step 22 Serve with garnishing of Coriander leaves or Grated coconut.


Tips

I look to enhance the health quotient by adding a lot of veggies into the stuffings. I also use cottage cheese. You can replace it with Tofu to make the dish completely vegan.

On the other hand if your diet includes meat, you can add chopped boiled eggs, chicken or lamb to the stuffing.

These kind of pancakes can be made using a variety of flours taken from grains such as chickpea, rice, wheat, maize etc. You can use them individually or mix them as per your taste. I was a little indulgent with the cooking oil this time around. However one can do this with almost half of the oil i have used if health is the primary priority.

Besan Puda recipe with pictures

Filling

Heat a pan on medium flame. Pour a spoon a cooking oil.

Add the red chilli powder and grated ginger or paste.

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Add the onion. Fry till golden brown.

Add the crushed peanuts. Fry for a couple of minutes.

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Add the beans and the grated carrot. Fry for a couple of minutes.

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Add the boiled potato. Mix well.

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Add the cottage cheese. Mix well.

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Add the tomato and coriander leaves. Mix well.

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Add the salt and mix well.

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You can add a spoon of cooking oil, ghee ( clarified butter) or butter if you want. This is optional to enhance taste, If health is priority you can skip this step.

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Mix well and set aside.

Stuffed Pancakes

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl : Chickpea Flour, rice flour, turmeric, coriander and red chilli powders, and salt.Add the green chilies and coriander leaves. Mix well

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Add the water slowly as you mix. This will ensure there are no lumps. The consistency should be similar to that of batter used for dosa or pancakes.

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Heat a pan on medium flame. Wait for the pan to heat. Pour a spoon of cooking oil. Spread it.

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Pour about 1/2 cup of the batter into the pan and spread evenly . If you are not good at spreading the batter evenly into a circle. Use a small metal bowl to spread it. Starting from the centre, spiral the batter outward evenly to form a circle.

When it starts become crisp, gently spread one tsp of oil over it.Flip the pancake.

Keep flipping until crisp and brown on one side and slightly less crisp on another.

Put some of the fillings you made earlier on the less crisp side. Fold both sides of the pancake with the spatula.

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Flip and fry. Make sure the pancake does NOT open. Pour a spoon of cooking oil all around the folded pancake to ensure it fries well.Cook covered for a minute.

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Serve with garnishing of Coriander leaves or Grated coconut.

Besan Ka Puda | Stuffed Gram Flour Pancake

There! your stuffed pancakes are ready. This is a very versatile meal. It can be had as a snack or a meal.And as most of the recipes we put out, adults enjoy it and the kids love it!

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