A delicious meal is all we need to start our day with. And, by a delicious meal we mean something flavourful and spicy, even for breakfast. The paratha-lover in us doesn't give in easily to western-style sandwiches and cereal bowls. We may like the occasional serving of pancakes and French toast, but not always. But, if we get the same pancake with a desi spin, it is more than welcomed. This aloo pancake recipe is what we have in mind of a nice fusion food with our favourite potatoes, and it's oh-so delicious.
Sweet pancakes get a desi makeover with this spicy aloo pancake. It is like a large aloo tikki fashioned into a more subtle treat for breakfast. Mashed boiled potatoes are mixed with onions and veggies like carrots and capsicum, and spiced with black pepper powder and red chilli flakes, all of which are turned into delectable pancakes. Sounds interesting? It really is. Check out the recipe below to make this stunningly unique morning dish.
Spicy Aloo Pancake recipe -
(Makes 3-4 pancakes)
2 boiled potatoes
Half cup all-purpose flour (maida)
Half cup semolina (sooji)
1 onion, finely chopped
Half carrot, finely chopped
Half capsicum, finely chopped
1/4 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder to taste
1 tsp oregano
Half tsp chilli flakes
Grated cheese (optional)
Butter/ghee/oil for cooking
Step 1- Mix together boiled and mashed potatoes with maida and sooji.
Step 2 - Add the veggies, salt, black pepper powder, oregano, red chilli flakes and baking powder. Add grated cheese also if you want to. Mix well.
Step 3- Lightly knead the mixture to make soft dough. Keep it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour to let it set.
Step 4 - Take the dough out from the refrigerator. Divide them into dough balls and roll them out to make pancake-sized roti.
Step 5 - In a small pan, heat butter, ghee or oil, and cook the pancakes from both the sides till crispy brown. It will not take more than 5 minutes.
And, your spicy aloo pancakes are ready.
If serving for kids, you can decorate these pancakes with more grated cheese, tomato sauce or green chutney. Enjoy this delicious potato dish for breakfast and we are sure it will take a spot in your regular breakfast menu.
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