My friend Jyoti was intrigued when I told her that I was a food blogger. We chatted about my food blog and how it all started.
I told her that I enjoy international cuisine. So she asked me if I have ever made a dish from India. Well she got me. I had not. So she gave me a recipe for Besan Puda. It’s a savory pancake made with chickpea flour.
So lucky for me I have a Wondermill Grain mill. I bought dried chickpeas and ground them up on the mill to make these savory pancakes.
You can eat them with a bit of chutney.
- 1 cup besan (chickpea flour)
- ¼ cup rice flour (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup water
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- About 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
- Mix all the above ingredients together except oil and make a smooth paste of spreadable consistency
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the oil
- Beat the mixture once again.
- Using a Tablespoon pour and spread as pancakes.
- Don't drop a lot of mixture--try by making small pancakes.
- Place a flat spatula under the pancake to avoid sticking to the pan and flip after about 10 seconds.
- Add little oil if needed.
- Roast until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve Immediately.
- Enjoy with chutney.
I was adventurous making the chickpea flour myself. It wasn’t the easiest thing to mill, but well worth it.
If you had a grain mill, what would you make?