Pizza Style Pancakes Anyone?

For this pancake recipe, you will need a lot of gut! Why? Because this recipe from Easy Food Smith is a lot experimental for people used to normal dishes. 

Ingredients:

For Pancake
1 cup Chick Pea Flour
½ tsp Ginger Paste
1 tsp Garlic Paste
Salt to taste
½ tsp Coriander Powder
¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder/ black pepper powder (or to taste)
½ tsp roasted ground cumin 
1 cup Water (use half of it and then add gradually according to need)
3-4 tbsp Oil
A pinch Fruit Salt (Eno)

For Mint Chutney
2 cups mint leaves
A handful of fresh coriander
1-2 green chili (mine was hot)
1-1½ tbsp roasted Bengal grams (skin removed)
1 shallot (small sized onion)
Salt to taste (I added 1 tsp)
1 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)

To garnish and serve:
1 tsp roasted ground cumin 
100 gms Cottage Cheese
Few leaves of mint
A few cherry tomatoes
Onion slices (slice, sprinkle with salt, add a dash of lemon and keep aside till use)

Directions: 
  1. For chutney, put everything together in mixer-grinder and blitz. Keep the chutney aside.
  2. Take the chick pea flour and add salt, coriander powder, salt, red chili powder, ginger and garlic paste. Add water, fruit salt & one to one and half table spoon oil and mix everything well together. (I beat the batter for a while.) Set aside the batter for at least one hour. 
  3. Pre-heat the oven at 200-210 degree C. Take a tart pan (I used a 7 inch one) and heat it in the oven. When it becomes hot, add 1-2 tsp oil and pour a ladle full of the chick pea flour batter and swirl it around so the bottom of the pan is covered well.
  4. Return the pan in the oven and bake till it gets cooked (12-15 mins approx). Now switch on only the top grill of the oven and increase the temp to 250 degrees C. Keep the pan 4-5 inch away from grill and cook further for 5-8 minutes or till the top turns golden brown and edges crisp. I believe the tip to cook will vary so please keep an eye on the socca.
  5. Remove from the pan and spread the chutney over the top of the socca (the amount depends on personal preference). Now, grate the cottage cheese over the top. Garnish with mint leaves, sliced tomatoes and onion slices. Sprinkle some cumin powder and serve immediately. 
  6. The hot socca was an absolute bliss on the cool rainy day with piping hot cup of tea. So do try it! 

Posted by Diane Araga, on August 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM