March 18, 2019

Gluten Free Choco Chip Pancakes with a #DesiTwist | Vegan too !

Choco Chip Pancakes- every kid’s dream ! Gooey, sticky, fluffy, chocolatey - perhaps nothing can come close to heaven for a chocoholic. However, my family prefers hot, savoury stuff for breakfast, but an occasional pancake is surely a welcome indulgence. 

So, this pancake is with a twist. It's:

- gluten free
- Instant
- Vegan*
- Easy to make 
- Chocolicious
- Versatile 
- Healthy and Filling
- Eggless, 
- and most of all made with a secret ingredient

Read on to find out what secret Ingredient went into making these yummy, droolicious pancakes that were devoured !! Even the non-chocoolic in me (don’t judge :p) wanted to have a bite of this sinful delight ! 

This week at FoodieMondayBloghop, we have #DesiTwist as a theme (that I suggested),  and we present Indian Ingredients / Indian Dishes with a Firangi Twist. 

Other healthy Desi Twist dishes that may interest you on the blog:


and many more..

Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - 3~4 mins per pancake | Makes - 6 pancakes

What you need:
  • Homemade Idli Batter (yup - the secret ingredient) - 1.5 cups
  • Dutch Processed Cocoa powder - 1 heaped tsp
  • Ragi / Fingermillet flour - 2 tsp
  • Vegan Choco Chips - 2 handfuls (or as chocolatey as you want :p)
  • Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil - for drizzling around the pancakes (approx 1/4 ~1/2 tsp / pancake)

Toppings:
Chocolate sauce
Sliced fruits, as needed ( I used bananas)
More choco chips :p
Honey* (Can skip for vegan version or use maple syrup instead)
       PIN FOR LATER

How to:
To the prepared idli batter, add cocoa powder and whisk well. Add a tsp or two of water to get to the required consistency.
Add the vanilla extract, baking soda and fold gently. Let the batter stand for 5 mins.
Pour a ladleful of the batter onto a heated tava / skillet. drizzle oil around the pancakes like a dosa.  
Cook on one or both the sides .
Serve immediately with the toppings as mentioned above or even add whipped cream :)

Enjoy the indulgence !


7 comments:

  1. Oooh! What an idea to make Choco chip pancakes using idli batter! Just how gorgeous do they look - I'd love to dig into this platter. :)

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  2. What a brilliant idea of using idli batter for pancakes.these look so tempting and delicious..I am going to make these for my kids..

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  3. Making pancakes from leftover idlis batter is so innovative ! The platter looks very inviting , especially the kids won't be able to resist it.

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  4. Kalyani this is awesome. I now know how to feed idlis to my girls they both refuse to eat them. Pancakes are their favourite. Thanks.

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  5. A sweet uttapam wow kalyani, kya idea hai sirji! Making it chocolatey is a double bonus.Next time I know what to do with some left over idli batter.

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  6. Chocolaty pancakes looks delish. I can imagine the heavenly taste. Loved the idea of using idli batter for a sweet chocolaty yummy pancake.

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  7. These chocolate pancakes looks delicious. They are always welcome at my place .Using idli batter sounds awesome. Fab share Kalyani.

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Kalyani

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