Posted in breakfast

Savoury Sprouts Pancake Recipe


One day, I was just looking at my refrigerator and thinking for ways to finish green gram sprouts (which I do not relish). Savoury pancakes with gram flour and lentils are usually prepared for breakfast in indian households but I had never heard of anyone making pancakes with sprouts. So, I just decided to experiment by making pancakes. First experiment yielded an average pancake. I was not happy with its texture. So, I decided to add some (soaked) husked green gram along with sprouts. And, the result was deliciously soft pancakes.

It is an extremely easy and nutritious recipe for breakfast. These savoury sprouts pancakes cook very quickly as well.

Lentils have a lot of protein and when sprouted, there is an enormous increase in their nutrition in terms of protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B group vitamins etc. Protein-rich breakfast gives you a perfect start for the day and keeps you full for a long period.

You can add vegetables like onion, assorted bell peppers, carrots etc. to make pancakes more healthy. Eat them with freshly prepared coriander chutney.

Serves : 4-5 Medium Pancakes


  • 3/4 Cup Green Gram Sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup Husked Green Gram (Yellow Moong Dal)
  • 1 Small Onion (Chopped) / Optional
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (Chopped) / Optional
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (Chopped) / Optional
  • 1 1/2 ” Ginger Piece
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Oil ( For Cooking Pancakes)


  1. Soak husked green gram in lukewarm water for 30 minutes.
  2. Transfer sprouts , husked green gram , ginger and green chillies to imagea grinder-jar and grind with 2-3 tablespoons of water.
  3. Transfer batter to a big bowl and add red chilli powder and salt. Add a few tablespoons of water if batter is too thick. Batter should have a flowing consistency like a uttapam batter, so that it spreads easily on tava.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava and grease it with some oil.
  5. Pour some batter on tava and spread it by tilting tava.
  6. Sprinkle chopped vegetables on batter.
  7. Flip pancake when lower side is cooked.
  8. Turn the pancake again after a minute and brush top side of pancake with some oil .
  9. Flip the pancake again and cook top side with vegetables at low flame.
  10. Transfer pancake to a kitchen towel for absorbing excess oil.
  11. Serve with coriander chutney.
Posted in snack

Multi-Grain Savoury Baskets (Baked) Recipe

imageMulti-grain Savoury Baskets have been prepared with maize (makai) flour, sorghum flour (jowar) and whole wheat (gehun) flour. You read it right… no refined flour has been used. The filling consists of healthy moong sprouts, bell peppers , cottage cheese (paneer) and delicious homemade sauce, topped with some grated mozzarella cheese. Homemade sauce has been prepared primarily with onion, tomato and garlic along with comparatively smaller quantities of carrot and bell pepper.

These baked baskets are absolutely crispy and only one tablespoon of oil has been used in kneading its dough. Its absolutely healthy and scrumptious snack for all times. I have added some grated mozzarella cheese but you can skip it as well because of its calorie-count. Certainly, there will not be much difference in its taste.

You can store these baskets in an airtight container. Just heat them in an OTG/ Microwave for crispiness before using. It is a perfect snack for parties. Prepare in advance and just bake them with filling at the time of serving.

Yields : 20 Multi-Grain Savoury Baskets


For Multi-Grain Baskets :

  • 1/2 Cup Maize Flour (Makai Aata)
  • 1/4 Cup Sorghum Flour (Jowar Aata)image
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika Powder
  • Salt as per Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Water (For kneading dough )

For Filling :

  • 1 Cup Moong Sprouts
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese (Paneer, Grated)
  • 1 Cup Homemade Sauce
  • 2/3 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Grated)
  • Salt as per Taste

For Tomato Sauce :

  • 1 Big Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 Big Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 1 Medium Carrot (Chopped)
  • 3/4 Red/Yellow Bell Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp (Chopped) Garlic
  • 2 Tsp Parsley
  • 2 Tsp Mixed Herbs Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • Salt as per Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Pomace Oil


For Multi-Grain Baskets:

  1. Knead a soft dough using all the ingredients .
  2. Wrap the dough with a cling foil and place it in refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 5-7 portions.
  4. Roll each portion till it is thinner than chapati.
  5. Using a cutter, cut the rolled dough into shape of a circle. Cutter’s size should be larger than the size of a single indentation of muffin pan. Diameter and height of indentation should be taken into consideration.
  6. Grease muffin pan with some oil and place dough circles in each indentation.
  7. Bake at 200°C for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven. Baked baskets should not be soft when you touch them. If they are soft, bake again for a few minutes.
  8. Use the dough-leftovers to make more baskets. Repeat the process till dough is finished.

For Sauce:

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add chopped garlic to it.
  2. Saute for a minute and add onion. Cook for 4-5 minutes till onion turns translucent.
  3. Add carrot and bell pepper. Cover the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook till they are tender.
  5. Add parsley, mixed herbs seasoning, paprika powder, vinegar, sugar and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool down completely and subsequently, blitz the mixture in a grinder.
  7. Transfer contents to pan again and cook it to reach desired consistency.

For Filling :

  1. In a bowl, add sprouts, red bell pepper, green bell pepper , grated cottage cheese and sauce. Mix everything.
  2. Add salt as per taste.

For Assembling:image

  1. Fill baskets with savoury filling and top it with grated mozzarella cheese.
  2. Bake at 180°C for 8-10 minutes till cheese is melted.
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves/chopped bell pepper and serve.


  1. You can replace sorghum flour with maize flour or whole wheat flour.
  2. Whole wheat flour can be replaced with refined flour. But, it will make them less healthy.
  3. You can use any combination of filling like onion, corn, different types of bell peppers, different types of sprouts etc.
  4. You can replace homemade sauce with tomato sauce or any pizza/pasta sauce as well.