This is week 3 of #BlogchatterA2Z and we had reached on alphabet “N”.
Before sharing, today’s recipe, I want to share an incidence that happened few days ago.
“It was a routine weekend, and we four went for a shopping to sprouts farmer market . As usual, I was telling to my husband and girls, please pick up healthy snacks, more fruits and veggies, and as usual thy were feeling annoyed with this every week’s healthy shopping obsession.
Suddenly my husband has picked a 7-grain mixed from grain section and said me, that we will make “7 grain soup”, (which he had watched on any YouTube video).
It was a pleasant surprise for me, because he rarely shows this kind of interest.
we had bought that 7-grain mixed, I forgot to use this after putting in my pantry.
Recently, when I was writing for this series, I had remembered that I need to use that 7 grain mixed which we had bought from sprouts.
And suddenly, a healthy recipe popped up in my mind.
I was thinking to write a moong dal or mixed dal pancakes recipe for this series, but after seeing that 7 grain mixed, I had planned to make a mixed grain pancake.
What is 7 grain mixed?
Basically, it is a collection of different grains and lentils like rajma, split chick peas ( chana dal), black eyes beans, green beans and others. Of course, it has a great nutritional value and great option for diabetic people. You can make so many great recipes with this mixture.
Health benefits of whole grains
Adding more whole grains in your diet offers so many great benefits to your health. such as , it helps in maintaining a good body weight, and reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain type of cancers. . here is an info-graphic to learn more about it.
I had decided to make “Nutritious mixed grain pancakes” with this.
Nutritious mixed grain pancakes
- 7 grain mixed 2 cups
- Rice ½ cup
- Onion finally chopped ½ (optional)
- Green chili-ginger paste 1 tsp or as per your taste
- Coriander leaves bunch of
- Dry spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder)- as per your taste
- Hing or asafoetida (pinch)
- Oil as needed
- First take out 7 grains mixed and 1 cup rice in a large bowl, wash them properly and soak with clean water for 2-3 hours. I had taken this ready-made mixed, but you can take mixed lentils or other available at home options like rajma, beans etc.
- Now, add little water and grind this mixture in grinder. Add only little water at a time.make sure the consistency of batter should be medium. (it should not be too thick or too thin).
- Next, add green chilli-ginger paste and finely chopped onion to batter. (you can avoid adding onion. If you want to make a jain version of this recipe)
- Now, add dry spices one by one (red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder)
- Add salt and asafotida.
- Next add coriander leaves.
- Mixed all things properly and prepare a uniform batter.
- Now, heat the skillet and add the little oil.
- Spread the oil and now pour the batter evenly on skillet.
- When it gets golden brown from one side, turn it and shallow fry this from other side. When it gets roasted from both sides properly, take out this from skillet.
- Serve hot with catch up, chutney and with any other dip of your choice.
This recipe offers plenty of variations and you can make so many innovative versions as per your choice and as per availability of ingredients. Like you can use one single lentil green bean or chana dal, and can make tasty green bean pancakes or chana dal pancakes. Read these posts to know more it.
Additionally, you may add grated vegetables of your choice like cucumber or potato and can make veggie pancakes. Read this post to know more about the recipe.
The recipe is also an excellent optional for kids or adult lunch box and you can feed your family a highly nutritious meal with this simple and easy recipe.
So, this is all for now.
Did you had tried any type of pancakes? Which one is your favorite? Please share!
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