Carrot Pancakes

These are not the traditional english pancakes but the malpua version that my mother prepared. The batter is not light and airy nor are the pancakes thin and fluffy. But these are very tasty. There is a fudgy feel in the centre which are best enjoyed when warm off the pan.

Carrot is a placeholder, but basically you can use any vegetable juice here which will not just add the required nutrients but also gives a nice color.

My pancakes could not get the color on them because we are now left with the chinese version of carrots this season and being ganesh chaturthi the jaggery also gets its upliftment. I got a packet of jaggery that was amber in color. Anyway...the taste of the carrots was felt in a nicer way - it felt like gajar halwa loaded in puri.

My son loved the taste who happens to be the only other person in my house besides me who gets to enjoy this goodness.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup carrot juice (2 small carrots cold pressed)
1/3 cup milk
2/3 grated jaggery
1 tspn  cardamom powder
2 tbsp Oil + more to brush the pan

1) In a bowl, mix the carrot juice, jaggery, cardamom powder and oil.
2) Add the wheat flour a little at a time to make a smooth batter
3) Add milk as required to make this slightly runny paste.
4) Now brush a non-stick pan with some oil.
5) Pour the batter using a laddle and gently spread it in circular motion
6) Cover the pan, after 2 min, open the pan and flip over the pancake.
7) When cooked on both sides, remove and set aside. Repeat for the rest of the batter

Serve as is or with a cup of milk


Kalyani said…
Love the carrot juice here , must hv gone well with the jaggery
Carrot juice in pancakes ! Interesting take on the simple pancakes , good way to give them color and flavor.
Harini R said…
Very interesting addition of carrot juice in pancakes. Love it.
MySpicyKitchen said…
Nice twist to pancakes. Carrots in juice form is a nice addition.
Gayathri Kumar said…
My mom used to make a sweet wheat flour dosa some what similar to this. The addition of carrot juice might make it more nutritious..
Carrot pancakes sounds flavorful.
Srividhya said…
Love the idea of adding carrots in pancakes. Very nice pradnya.
Priya Suresh said…
Wow, such a beautiful pancakes, adding carrot juice sounds absolutely interesting and fantastic Pradnya.
Love the recipe and looks so delicious.
Archana said…
What a stealthy way to feed carrots.Wish I can do that on the two at home now. Will love these malpuas any day.
Smruti Ashar said…
Such a wonderful combination of carrots and wheat flour. And jaggery adds to the healthy version too!
Suma Gandlur said…
I like your Desi twist to the pancakes and will experiment on my daughter soon.
Pavani said…
Very interesting pancakes with carrot juice, love this idea. Will probably try it on my son.
i was expecting shredded carrots, :) nice way to make the batter with carrot juice!!
Srivalli said…
Those pancake surely looks so nicely done. If the young man liked it, nothing like it right..

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