How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
Ingredients for Rice and Moong Dal Pancakes Recipe
Rice soaked 1 cup
Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup
Green peas blanched and mashed 2 tablespoons
Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) grated 2 tablespoons
Carrot grated 1 small
Green chillies chopped 2-3
Ginger chopped 1/2 inch
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Onion chopped 1 medium
Oil 4 teaspoons
Dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons
Processed cheese grated 1 cup
Tomato ketchup as required
Put rice, split skinless green gram, green peas, pumpkin, carrot, green chillies, ginger and turmeric powder in a mixer jar and grind with sufficient water into a thick batter.
Transfer the batter into a bowl, add salt and onion and mix. Add a little water to adjust the consistency. The consistency of the batter should be semi thick.
Heat a non-stick tawa and drizzle some oil on it. Pour a ladleful of the mixture and spread into medium sized pancakes. Sprinkle some dried mixed herbs on top. Cook, turning sides, till evenly light brown on both sides.
Top with some grated cheese and the fold.
Place them on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.
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