Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Eggless Amaranth Pancakes

For a guilt-free Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day or any Indian fast make these Eggless Amaranth Pancakes which are packed with goodness like amaranth flour and banana and topped with exotic mango. They also have no added refined sugar. No need to stop your vegan streak either as these pancakes can also easily be made dairy free. 






I recently just came back from uni for a short break, so naturally, I brought back far too many things. One of the perks of having a car! Mostly laundry... but also any uneaten food from the fridge. I also brought back two pretty ripe bananas that were only a few hours away from going black. I didn't want my mum to notice all this food that I obviously hadn't been eating so I had to make use of it fast!!

One of the ways of university halls bonding is to make pancakes together on Shrove Tuesday! Que snapchat and Instagram stories of failed flipping attempts, and the occasional successful one!

One of our favourite breakfasts at home is banana pancakes that are made with various flours such as buckwheat or amaranth. So the easiest way to destroy the evidence (uneaten bananas) was to crush them into the batter. Through this, we do not need to add any sugar and simply serve with any fruit that is lying around the house. Recently, mangoes have started cropping up in UK supermarkets so served the pancakes with them. I do like to treat myself and drizzle a little date syrup on top to give that extra sweetness.



WHAT IS SHROVE TUESDAY/PANCAKE DAY - UK?


Shrove Tuesday
is the day before Ash Wednesday, also known as the start of Lent. Traditionally, fatty ingredients such as milk and eggs were used up before the Lenten fast. One of the best recipes for this is the pancake.

This year, 2019, Pancake Day falls on the 5th March.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AMARANTH?


Amaranth has a high proportion of protein compared to many other grains - making it a great flour option for vegans and vegetarians. It is also high in fibre and is gluten-free.

INGREDIENTS


The main ingredient is Amaranth flour. In India, this flour is called rajagro flour and is often used during fasting.

Ripe bananas have also been used in this recipe. The banana adds sweetness and also acts as an effective substitute for egg.

I have used skimmed milk here but you can also use any non-dairy milk.


HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS AMARANTH PANCAKES


I made the batter in a Froothie Optimum Vac 2 air vacuum blender. Simply add the flour, banana and milk to the blender and blend until you get a smooth runny batter. For British/European pancakes, keep the batter runny enough to get a thin pancake. For American style pancakes, keep the batter a little thicker.

Heat a non-stick flat bottomed pan. Add a little oil and when the oil is hot, ladle a spoon of the batter into the middle of the pan. Quickly spread the batter thin using the back of the ladle. In around 1/2 minutes, the pancake will begin to bubble. Now flip the pancake (showing off your skills here is not necessary) and cook the other side. When the pancake is lightly brown, it is ready.

The pancakes can be served with a drizzle of date syrup and any fruit to your liking. We like to change it up depending on the seasonal produce!


ARE THESE PANCAKES SUITABLE FOR FASTING?


Yes! As only amaranth/rajagro flour has been used in the recipe so is suitable for Maha Shivratri and Navratri and other occasions.

MORE AMARANTH RECIPES:- Amaranth and sesame seeds doughnuts | Cashew and Amaranth Cookies | Farali Amaranth Fudge | Amaranth Pudding (rajgaro siro)

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EGGLESS AMARANTH PANCAKES




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Yield: 4 servings

Eggless Amaranth Pancakes

For a guilt-free Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day, make these Eggless Amaranth Pancakes which are packed with goodness and have no added refined sugar.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients

Pancake
  • 250g Amaranth flour-Rajagaro no lot
  • 200ml Skimmed milk - to get desired consistency
  • Few drops of vanilla extract 
  • 2 Ripe bananas
  • Any flavourless oil 
  • Pinch bicarbonate of soda
Toppings
  • 2 Mango peeled and cut
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Date syrup
  • Icing sugar (optional)
Tools/Equipment
  • Blender or Hand Blender
  • Flat frying pan
  • Spatula 

instructions

  1. Using a food blender, blend together amaranth flour, bananas and milk. 
  2. Add vanilla extract and soda, mix well.
  3. Heat a flat frying pan and add a teaspoon of oil.
  4. When the oil is hot, ladle batter onto the middle of the pan and very quickly spread using the back of the ladle. 
  5. As the pancake begins to bubble and can lift off the pan, it is ready to flip over
  6. Cook the pancake for a minute or two on the other side
  7. Remove from the heat and remove. 
  8. Fold the pancake and serve in a serving plate.
  9. Top it up with mangoes, blueberries.
  10. Drizzle date syrup and sprinkle some icing sugar if using.
  11. Serve straight away. 

NOTES:

If preparing for on a fasting day, omit vanilla extract. 
For a vegan option use plant-based milk.
Use any seasonal fruits for toppings. 
Don't have date syrup? use maple, agave or honey syrup.
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9 comments:

  1. Gosh these look so good. Love the idea of using amaranth flour. And by substituting the milk for a non-dairy one, they'd be perfect for vegans too.

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  2. First of all, as always, beautiful clicks Jagruti! Love your pics and the one with your hands in ti really makes it come alive :-)
    Secondly, I never though Rajgira flour can make such thin pancakes.. I definitely have to try these out soon! Do you think I can use any vegan milk substitute instead of milk? Will that be fine for the batter?

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    1. Thanks Ashima for a lovely comment :) yes, of course these pancakes can be made vegan. for a think pancake keep batter slightly runny.

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  3. These pancakes look too good! It could easily pass off for dessert! In Goa, we make these crepes (call them pancakes for reason unknown :D) filled with coconut and jaggery for pancake Tuesday. Gorgeous pics as always :)

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    1. Thanks Freda. Even in UK these called pancakes too, I think in french these are called crepes :)

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  4. I would love to wake up to this gorgeous and delicious platter every morning, but alas have to make them for myself and of course the family :) Love the healthy twist to this and of course it is eggless! Love it dear <3

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  5. What a beautiful sight. Look at the gorgeous pancakes and I wish I could grab it from my screen.
    I too am in love with Amaranth flour and liked how you have used it to make pancakes.
    Beautiful captures Jagruti

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  6. I'm going to make this for Ekadashi...such a different recipe for fasting and the way you've served the pancakes makes it even more tempting.

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