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Savory Besan Pancake

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Savory Besan Pancake

Savory Besan Pancake

8 ingredients vegan pancake that makes an incredible breakfast/brunch idea. So delicious and super easy to put together: Mix, Pour, Heat, Flip, Heat….and you’re done!

It’s gluten-free, and can be made oil-free (I’ve cooked it with a bit of olive oil but you can totally skip it). I experimented with Nutritional Yeast and it made everything taste so much better.

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Savory Besan Pancake
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Savory Besan Pancake

Quick, easy and delicious chickpea flour pancake.
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Course -Breakfast
Cuisine -Indian
Keyword -chickpea, pancake
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cook Time -13 minutes
Total Time -23 minutes
Servings -2
Calories -486kcal
Author -Veganbell
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  • In a large mixing bowl, add besan + salt + pepper + turmeric powder + paprika + nutritional yeast. Mix well using a whisker.
  • Add water. Mix well until the mixture is smooth (please see the video for reference).
  • Cover the bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • *After 10 minutes* Add all the remaining ingredients: bell peppers + green chilies + green onions + cilantro.
  • Mix well using a spatula.
  • Set a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once it's hot, scoop and pour around 1/2 cup of the besan mixture and spread it evenly.
  • As bubbles start to appear, gently flip the pancake and heat the other side (around 1 minute).
  • Brush the top side with a bit of olive oil. Flip it and brush the other side. Flip again and let it heat until light brown.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining mixture. Besan pancake is ready. Serve alongside sriracha, or any hot sauce with salads on the side.
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The besan mixture will end up being liquidy after a while (this is because the veggies will start releasing water). To counter this, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of besan and mix well. 


Calories: 486 kcal | Carbohydrates: 86 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 1411 mg | Potassium: 1509 mg | Fiber: 20 g | Sugar: 22 g | Vitamin A: 5176 IU | Vitamin C: 204 mg | Calcium: 88 mg | Iron: 7 mg

If you liked this Savory Besan Pancake check out this delicious Pumpkin Chana Curry recipe we posted earlier.

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