Monday, September 29, 2014

Colorful Protein Pancake (Puda) Recipe

Did you like Spinach Paneer Wraps recipe I published last week? Well this week I am writing about these simple savory pancakes or pudala (puda) my daughter usually makes as simple way to  sneak-in vegetables in kid's meal. They are very simple to make and variety of vegetables can be added to change color, taste and for added benefits. She adds extra chili-ginger paste to same batter while making pancake for herself. Both my grand kids love these pancakes and usually enjoy with yogurt.

For today's post I am making two different variety of pancakes - green colored (adding spinach) and orange color (adding carrot). To my grand kids it is green pancake and orange pancake !  My daughter loves this book called Sneaky Chef for such similar ideas to sneak-in vegetables in kid's favorite meals. All the recipes in the book are not suited for vegetarian/vegans but it is great resource with full of such sneaky ideas even for non-meat eaters.

Savory Pancake |

Preparation Time: 10 Minute
Cook Time: 20 Minute (Soak time for daal is about 3 hours)

1. 1/2 cup split moog dal ( soak in a water for 3 hours )
2. 2 tbs chopped spinach
3. 1/3 cup chopped carrot
3. 1/2 tsp green chili ginger paste
4. 2 tsp rice flour
5. 2 tsp soji  flour (optional for gluten free recipe)
6.  oil as needed
7. salt to test
8. 3 to 4 tbs water

Method Step By Step:
1. Once daal is soaked properly, split it in two equal parts.
2. Add spinach in one part and carrot in another part.
3. Grind each part in grinder. Add little water as needed to make smooth batter.
4. Now add 1tsp rice flour and 1tsp soji flour in each (green and orange batter).
5. Add chili ginger paste and salt. Mix it very well.
6. As you can see in picture below, at this point you should have really bright colored batter ready.

7. Turn on stove top on medium heat and put griddle on top of it.
8.  Spread some oil on griddle and spread some batter on griddle. Flip it on other side when bottom looks slightly brown and cooked.
9. You can keep thickness or size as per your preference. My daughter usually makes mini pancakes for her kids that are usually little thick. While for herself she makes bigger and thinner.

Serve pancake with yogurt or chutney.

My daughter sometimes adds beet in the batter and it gives pancake really nice pink/purple color. You can use any vegetable of your choice.

Similar Kids Lunch Box Recipes:
1.  Quick Vegetable Penne Pasta
2. Slow Cooker Vegetable Pulav Recipe
3. Spinach Paneer Wraps

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spinach Paneer ( Cottage Cheese ) Wrap Recipe: How to make Spinach Paneer Wrap

This is a simple and healthy lunch box recipe. Just like my slow cooker spinach daal , vegetable pulav and kansar, Spinach Paneer wrap are also staple for my grand-kids lunch-box. It is very easy to make and it freezes well. So you can make few wraps in bulk and use them when short on time. Spinach Paneer Wrap are great for quick week night dinners as well.

spinach paneer wrap |

Preparation Time : 5-7 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Makes: 6 wraps


1. 2 1/2 cup spinach
2. 1/2 cup onion
3. 1/3 cup paneer
4. 1/2 tsp red chili powder
5. 1/4 tsp garam masala ( all spice )
6. salt to taste
7. 2 tsp oil
8. 6 tortilla ( roti ) store bought or home made
9. 6 tsp shredded cheese

Method to make filling:

1. In a frying pan combine oil and onion with pinch of salt.
2. Put it on gas stove on medium high heat. Stir it for few minutes until onion turns pink. Now add spinach and little bit of salt.
3.After few minutes add red chili powder and garam masala powder ( all spice powder)
4. Cook until water is absorbed. Now take this spinach/onion mixture off of the gas and let it cool down little bit. Add crumbled paneer and mix it well.

Method to assemble Spinach Paneer Wrap:

1. Take 1 tortilla in a plate and sprinkle some shredded cheese on it.

2. Add 2 to 3 tsp spinach mixture on top of the cheese.
3. Fold the tortilla as shown in the picture below.

4. Roast the wrap on skillet on both sides on medium high heat. Apply oil as needed on skillet.

5. Wrap is ready to be served.

I am sending this recipe to Indusladies 'Kids Lunch Box Recipes' Event.

Spinach Paneer Wrap will remain fresh in freezer for 2 weeks.

Similar Kids Lunch Box Recipes:
1.  Quick Vegetable Penne Pasta
2. Slow Cooker Vegetable Pulav Recipe

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kansar Recipe Using Slow Cooker: How to Make Kansar in Crockpot

If you liked my last post regarding Traditional Gujarati recipe Kadhi using slowcooker or crockpot, you will also like this another Gujarati Traditional recipe kansar or kamsar using slowcooker. Kansar is made on auspicious occasions and also year round just to satisfy sweet tooth. My grandkids take Kansar in lunch box almost once a week or every other week along with Vegetable Pulav or spinach moong daal also made in crockpot.

kansar recipe |

Preparation Time : 5 minute
Cook Time : 50 minute
Serve : As a side dish 4 people


1.1 cup coarsely ground wheat flour
2. 1/2 cup powder jiggery( brown sugar )
3. 1-1/3 cup water
4. 3tsp oil
5. 3 to 4 tsp ghee (How to make ghee in crockpot)
6. powder sugar for serving

Method Step By Step: How to make Kansar

1.Add oil in flour and mix it well
2. Put flour and jiggery in a slow cooker bowl
3. Add hot water and 1tsp ghee
4. Mix it very well
5. Cover slow cooker and set it on high 
6. After about 50 minute kansar should be cooked

7.  Mix it well
8. Take it in a serving dish and sprinkle powder sugar and ghee on it before serving.

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Similar Recipes:
Slow Cooker/Crockpot Sweet Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal
Slow Cooker Cracked Wheat Halwa (Fada Lapsi)
Slow Cooker Mango Jam Recipe
Slow Cooker Dal Fry Recipe
Slow Cooker Aloo Baingan Recipe
Slow Cooker Sprout Pulav

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