Thursday, 23 August 2012

Savoury Marrow Pancakes !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Do you guys remember ? A HUGE marrow was given by my neighbour ?, I did mention in my Oatilicious Marrow Paniyaram post. No ? it's just a click away that recipe, please do check it out. It took me more than week to finish that Huge thing :)  Glad, I finished it, didn't want to throw so I asked my FB friends where else can I use this marrow and quite a few friends gave me lots of suggestions.

One of them was to make  spicy pancakes, without any second thought I rushed to the kitchen and started prepare for it, same time I spotted a recipe book, which my MUM bought in 1978 ! It's a treasure , I flicked through and I landed on very similar recipe " Dudhi na Pudla" means Bottle gourd Pancakes . Without delay I prepared these spicy, soft, spongy and tasty pancakes very quickly for our lunch and they were vanished in no time :-) Thank you Nayna for the suggestion !

You will need:-
  • 1 cup besan ( chick pea flour )
  • 3/4 cup Rice flour
  • 2 cup grated marrow or bottle gourd ( dudhi )
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp green chillies, ginger and garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp crushed whole cumin and dried whole coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Place all the ingredients in a big bowl except oil and combine everything . Do not add water, water from marrow will loose it's own water.
Leave it aside for 10-12 minutes and mix well. Check the seasoning.
Smear a large, wide, non-stick frying-pan with 1 tsp of the oil and set over a lowish heat. When very hot, stir the batter and pour about one small ladalful on to the centre of the pan.
Quickly tilt the pan in all directions as you would for a crêpe, spreading the batter to make an round small pancake.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the pancake is reddish-brown at the bottom.
Dribble another tsp of oil around the edges of the pancake. Turn the pancake over and cook, uncovered, for a further minute or until golden.
Remove from the heat and they are ready to eat. Repeat with the remaining batter. Always remember to stir the batter before you use it. (leftover batter may be covered, refrigerated and re-used).

Enjoy HOT with ketchup or any chutneys !
Linking this to My own event Superfoods Super Power and  Know your Flours- Rice Flour guest host by Nithu Bala, event by JCO.

and to Serve it - Griddled  event by Krithi and Danny

also to simple and in season in August event by Ren .


  1. Healthy and delicious pancakes. My ideal breakfast.

  2. The pancakes look awesome..they are not oily at all...doodhi is not available here..maybe I will try woth some other vegetable.

    1. Shobha, Thank can try White pumpkin, Marrow or Zuccini.
      Thank you Deepa,Anu and Vijiyalaxmi..

  3. thanks for sharing this recipe. hubby and the kiddo loves savory items for b'fast. will make this soon.


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