Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quinoa Savory Pancakes

I know I cannot be so late in posting something for the Breakfast Club event I am hosting this month, but better late than never. I was planning to make some fruity pancakes, but thought why not something savory. After all my DH loves pancakes though he is not a big fan of sweet dishes. So decided to make it savory by adding onions, spinach and one of my recent discovery - Quinoa. I was quite skeptical about quinoa until I cooked and tasted some. And wow I did like it for its nutty texture.
Ingredients:
Quinoa - cooked - 3/4 cup
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
All-purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp or to taste
Pepper - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - finely chopped - 1/4 cup
Spinach leaves - a few - chopped
Milk - 1/3 cup or more based on how thin/thick your pancakes should be
Egg - 1
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp(optional)
Method:
Wash and cook quinoa with with twice the amount of water in a saucepan in medium heat for 15-20 mins until soft. Here is my tip for quick cooking of quinoa. I pressure cooked it with twice the amount of water for 3 whistles. Voila! Done in less than 15 mins.
Whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt and pepper, followed by the cooked (cooled) quinoa. Beat the egg until frothy and add in the vanilla. Heat oil in a small saucepan and add the onions and fry until transparent followed by the spinach. Saute until the leaves wilt and add the mixture to the quinoa mixture. Add the beaten egg and milk and mix to form a batter. Heat a pan and spray some oil and pour 1/4 cup of batter and allow it to spread on its own. Maintain a medium heat on the pan. After a minute flip and cook for some more time. Serve hot with a pat of butter or a drizzle of maple syrup.
Sending these Quinoa savory pancakes to the Wholesome Wholegrain Cooling - Quinoa event by Sanjeeta guest hosted by Denny of Oh Taste N See and to Only - Fusion recipes event by Pari guest hosted by Priya of Now Serving and to Srivalli's Breakfast Mela
This also goes to Breakfast Club - Pancakes event by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours, happening here this month.



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43 comments:

  1. Great idea for quinoa and savory pancakes.. I was just thinking how to add something savory to breakfast!

    Richa @ Hobby And More

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  2. Very delicious looking pancakes dear.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Wow..very healthy and cute pancakes...

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  4. Very healthy pancakes for breakfast !!

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  5. Great way of using quinoa for pancake.

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  6. Nice innovative idea...a delicious breakfast indeed.

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  7. looks very tempting..Perfect for for and healthy breakfast...

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  8. They are a perfect breakfast dish. Loved this.

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  9. Very healthy n innovative pancakes:)

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  10. Healthy and delicious pancakes..

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  11. Fantastic pancakes Krithi,they looks cute and prefect..

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  12. Very tempting krithi...never thought of making pancakes with quinoa...great idea.

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  13. Pancakes look perfect...!!! Im hoping i can send my entries too for the event by 30th..Have bookamrked 2 recipes but never got the time to try them out.. :(
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. Thanks for the lovely entry..looks so good..

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  15. Looks so different...Thanks for sharing...

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  16. What a yummy n different pan cake!! super like!!

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  17. very healthy and innovative pancakes

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  18. Healthy pancakes. I have been thinking of trying out Quinoa for a while now .. may be I should start now :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  19. Delicious and healthy breakfast,new to me, will surely give this a try.

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  20. Nice pancakes. I also never tried anything with quinoa :(

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  21. Nothing is too late Krithi, Love the way u've stacked ur pancakes.. love the savory version too

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  22. i totally love ur idea for using quinoa in pancakes..!! super healthy

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  23. Wholesome n yum- I can eat this everyday for breakfast :)
    US Masala

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  24. Healthy and yummy pancakes.Love your idea.

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  25. Quinoa in pancake wow!!
    great addition to pancake...

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  26. Savory pancakes sound yummy:)

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  27. What a great new way to serve up pancakes. Very cool.

    Velva

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  28. Love that savory version... looks yum.....

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  29. I have never tried savory pancakes. This is such a smart idea!

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  30. That a great pancake which is healthy too ! .. this is giving me ideas ;)

    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  31. I am so intrigued by this...quinoa pancakes? They sound amazingly delicious and unique.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

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  32. Very creative and healthy pancakes ! Looks fantastic...

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  33. Nice roundup..Missed to participate. started following you.

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