Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cabbage Pancakes

Everyone would love to start their day with a nice and tasty breakfast and if it's healthy too then all the more welcome. I am always on the lookout for something new to try and what better way to do this is by watching food channels on TV. I got this recipe from the Indian Food Channel and did not hesitate to try it out as I had all the ingredients at hand and moreover, the procedure was also not cumbersome. Besides, it looked very appealing too.

Well, to cut a long story short, it turned out extremely well and the taste was fantastic too. Try it out and see it for yourself.


Cabbage Pancakes


Cabbage                                       150-200 gms
Onion 1 medium
Green chillies 2 or as desired
Ginger 1 inch piece
Coriander leaves A small bunch
Gram flour 1 cup
Water 3/4 cup or as required
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder  (optional) As required
Salt As per taste
Baking soda /Eno 3/4 level tsp
Oil For shallow frying

  1. Put all the first five ingredients (cabbage, onion, green chilies, ginger and coriander leaves) in the food processor and run it for 1-2 mins or till all the ingredients are minced well. ( Alternatively, you can chop them all finely and place them in a bowl.)
  2. Transfer the contents from the food-processor into a bowl.
  3. To this mixture add gram flour, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Now add water little at a time and mix again taking care to see that no lumps are formed. The batter should be thick and not watery. At this stage, add soda/eno to the batter and gently mix it and keep aside covered for a few minutes.
  5. In the meantime, heat a skillet/griddle/frying pan on a medium flame. Add a little oil and spread it.
  6. Take a spoonful of the batter and prepare pancakes (like dosas but do not spread it thinly) and fry it on both sides with oil.
  7. In this way prepare pancakes using the remaining batter.
  8. Serve hot with ketchup or any chutney of your choice.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Makes : 9 pancakes (roughly 4-5 inches each in diameter)

  • These pancakes are soft and hence allow them to cook properly on one side before flipping.
  • The green chilies that I used were quite pungent and hence I omitted the red chilly powder. You can use it and adjust according to your preference.
  • These pancakes taste fine even without any chutney/ketchup.
  • Ideal for breakfast.


  1. These pancakes look wonderfully delicious!

  2. Yummy and delicious pan cakes. .

  3. I love love this wonderful invention; superb use of cabbage and thanks for sharing.

  4. Very nice way to include cabbage.Looks yummy. Bookmarking.

  5. Thats such a great idea! they look so delicious, I am sure they are super tasty. thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Delicious pancake...... Looks tasty and yummy too!!

  7. This healthy combo looks super yummy!

  8. Great idea. I would love to try these for lunch.
    Have a nice day.

  9. oh! i'd love to taste at least one pancake....they look delicious!

  10. Nice recipe Shobha..Dosa looks super delicious!

  11. yemmy cabbage spicy dosa ..with inviting pics Shobha Kamat

  12. Healthy and very filling pancakes, love to start my day with it.

  13. this is such a healthy and tasty idea!! how have you been. hopefully i am finally back to blogging..

    1. Thanks Pankit. I am fine and hope you had a nice vacation. Good to have you back.

  14. I am a pancake fan...healthy ones that is. Cabbage ones sound fab.

  15. Delicious pancakes. Really yummy. Well recd by my family .

  16. Interesting pancake. I like anything with cabbage ... strange as it may seem, it acquires a different taste in such products unlike the regular curry made with it. I will give it a try and get back soon.