Savoury Chickpea Pancakes

Savoury Chickpea Pancakes

Plate of savoury pancakes with yoghurt dip

Also known as Besan Ka Cheela, this aromatic vegetarian snack is often served up as breakfast in Indian cuisine. This earthy spiced treat can be served with plain yoghurt, curd, or your favourite chutney for a filling and nutritious start to the day. This recipe comes from That One Flavour, a young Indian chef who showcases food from all around the world through her vlogs on Youtube.  

This recipe might not be on the menu often for us Brits, but we’re missing out! At first glance, you might feel like veggie pancakes wouldn’t fill you up like the classic flour-milk-and-egg kind, but here’s how these healthy snacks fit the bill for a proper breakfast. Firstly, they’re made up of chickpea flour, which is a lovely compliment to all those spices, but also higher in protein and lower in calories than most other flours! What’s more, plain yoghurt and curd are also protein rich, and are beloved in diets all over the world for their affects on your appetite. They can promote fullness, whilst also increasing your metabolism, making for a seriously effective breakfast.

On top of that, it’s a quick and simple recipe to make. It’s perfect for times when you’ve chopped too much veg, or have half an onion left over from another recipe, and you need a dish to stop it all from going to waste. Next time you’re tired of the same three cereal options, or you fancy a midmorning snack, why not give this a whirl?

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