Spicy Masala Oat Pancakes

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curry on cooking femalefocusonline feb2021If you are bored with porridge, overnight oats or bircher muesli try this pancake recipe for a change. Grinding the oats to a fine powder to make these super easy pancakes makes breakfast much more interesting. This is a great alternative for Shrove Tuesday if you fancy a spicy pancake. These can be made into mini drop scones or if preferred larger pancakes. The fenugreek leaves can be replaced with chopped spinach.


Ingredients
85g rolled oats finely ground
2 tablespoons gram flour (chickpea flour)
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon/to taste salt
1/2 small onion finely chopped
1 inch ginger grated
1 green chilli chopped optional
1 small carrot grated
2 tablespoons fenugreek leaves chopped optional
Oil rapeseed/veg oil
Water, as needed

Time: 30 minutes. Serves: 4. Top tip: Any Curry On Cooking spice kit can be used to replace the spices. Use half of the sachet.

Recipe
In a mixing bowl add the ground oats, the gram flour along with all the spices; cumin seeds, garam masala, salt, black pepper and mix well.
Add the ginger, chillies, onions, carrots and fenugreek leaves.
Mix everything well and add water to make into a runny pancake batter. Cover and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
In a tawa Indian griddle pan or a non-stick frying pan, heat a teaspoon of oil to a medium heat.
Stir the pancake batter; pour a ladleful on to the pan and with the back of tablespoon spread the batter evenly in a round shape. Keep the heat on low, cook for 4-5 minutes or until the underside is cooked a little. Flip the pancake, cook the other side for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat. Flip and cook until it becomes golden on both sides.
Cook the rest and serve with raita or mint chutney.

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