How to make Masala Pancakes - These pancakes are somewhat similar to masala dosa.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Refined Flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Masala Pancakes

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Masala Pancakes checkout Dilli Aloo Kachalu Chaat, Batata Vada - Street Food, Aloo Ke Sooley, Katori Chaat . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Pizza Pasties, Jam And Chhunda Sandwich, Sweet Corn And Paneer Bake, Papdi No Lot.

Masala Pancakes Recipe Card

Masala Pancakes

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Pancakes Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled, halved and sliced 4 medium

  • Refined Flour 1 cup

  • Rice flour 3 tablespoons

  • Baking powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Buttermilk as required

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Oil 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Put refined flour, rice flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix. Add buttermilk and whisk well into a smooth batter of dropping consistency. Rest the batter for some time.

Step 2

Heat one and a half teaspoons oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and onion and sauté till the onion turns translucent.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, mix well and saute for a minute.

Step 4

Add potatoes and mix. Add salt, mix well and cook for a minute. Switch off heat.

Step 5

Heat one teaspoon oil in another non-stick pan, pour a ladleful of batter and spread into a pancake. Cook till the underside turns golden. Flip and cook till the other side is also equally done. Similarly make more pancakes.

Step 6

Place each pancake on a worktop and put a generous portion of potato mixture on one side and roll.

Step 7

Arrange them on a serving plate and serve immediately.

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