Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Savory Mini Zucchini Discs or Pancakes - Heathy Kid's Breakfast

It couldn't be more easier to make my kids eat veggies in a simple way....all for their love of eating dosas and pancakes!!
It really makes me happy that they didn't find out there was veggies embedded into their pancakes that morning :)) so good for me right!!

Well I wanted to make instant dosas that weekend morning!...Found couple of zucchinis in the back of the refrigerator. Simple click in my head, grate them and add them to the batter, would that be so difficult, or would they find out!
Well only if I would make it, that I would know, what was in store for me -- fuss or complete peace!! :)

So it was the second one -- complete peace...they finished their breakfast in a jiffy. The older one ate it plain, so it was already savory enough for him. The younger one ate with allam pachadi as usual!

Expect for adding Zucchini and deleting sooji in the batter, the batter is almost same as my instant dosa mix.
Because of the zucchini I didn't spread it out as a dosa, but left it more like pancakes, that is on the thicker side.
They are soft, so fry them till they are little crispy.
I found out that keeping them batter for the next day, isn't that useful. Fresher the batter, the pancakes come out better.


2 cups grated zucchini (I had 1 green and 1 yellow, gave a wonderful color effect)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup yogurt
1 cup All purpose flour, Maida ( can use whole wheat flour instead)
1/2 cup besan
1/2 cup rice flour
salt to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
some chopped coriander leaves


Mix all ingredients together into a dosa like batter.
Pour onto heated tawa / tava.
Sprinkle few drops of oil.
Cover and cook for couple of minutes and then flip over. Let brown on both sides.
Serve hot with any chutney, pachadi or podi.


  1. lovely recipe smitha ! thumbs -up to the pancakes !

  2. Oh, those pancakes are surly nutritious! Of course, a kid's lunch box with them would be empty right away. :)

  3. I make this too but a slightly different method your version sounds more yum- will try it :)
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  4. delicious flavourful fritters looks wonderful

  5. Yummy and tasty flavorful pancakes...

  6. Hi Smitha,tasty pancakes looks delicious.

  7. I'm a sucker for pancakes, Smitha! Buttermilk pancakes are my forever fave!! Yours look too good to pass :)

  8. Pancakes loaded with veggies look so irresistible.

  9. Very impressive and more-ish pancakes, Smitha. I've never done a savory version before, gotta try this! Loved the picture of the stacked pancakes- beautiful shot!!

  10. all in uniform size and like the idea of mini pancakes, i usually buy in market straight away, thanks for the recipe i should try :)

  11. They looks pretty and yummy, love the addition of zucchinis,cant wait to try..

  12. wow very pretty and delicious pancakes !!

  13. these cute little well made :-)

  14. dats easy and healthy.....great idea dear

  15. Zucchini is being made into a super veggie by the bloggers..hehe.. Zucchini pancakes, cakes, bread and many others..Would taste good with some spicy chutney!

  16. Healthy and delicious pancakes. Looks so cute in shape Smitha.

  17. I would surely replace maida with wheat flour :)

  18. Very nice recipe,looks so pleasing to eyes too,sure kids would love it!

  19. Healthy and delicious..nice clicks too!!

  20. they look so yummy! my kids will luv these for sure.

  21. those are awesome!!! i have been making oothapam type pancakes too! thanks for a new take on it :)

  22. WOw..very healthy breakfast i must say, this would be devoured in no time

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  24. A novel way of using zucchini. Gr8 pics too!


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