Thursday, March 15, 2012

Eggless Wholewheat & Corn Pancakes

My daughter spouts 3 words every day after school and without fail . What's special amma?  After a long day in school, she looks forward to something that satiates her completely. Some days she is happy with a cup of complan and a bowl of corn flakes. On other days she specifically asks for her favourite. Of course, it goes without saying that anything fried,chocolate-y and junk-y gets her elated nod of approval.Mostly,I make do with a healthy twist to the regular dishes and top it with a liberal dash of grated cheese.And that more often than not gets a huge smile from her.Precisely what these pancakes got for me - a big smile. Of course, the grated cheese did it's part. But the deal clincher was the sweet corn in it. 

Corn an absolute powerhouse of vitamins,minerals & anti-oxidants is an absolute favourite with my folks. Pop/boil/grill it's a sell-out ! Rich in fibre, corn is also a versatile ingredient. Right from the production of alcohol to margarine, sugars to synthetic fibers, corn is a very important food crop.

  • Do you know that corn like all other cereals is a kind of grass ?
  • Also an ear of corn contains an average of 800 kernels !

This month's blog hop sees me paired with Nupur of UK Rasoi. With a stunning array of recipes as well as a whole lot of health tit-bits, the blog was a pleasure to prowl.Check out her baking tips & healthy bi(y)tes ! Her recipe of Chilli Corn Cakes , caught my eye. I gave the recipe a healthy twist by shunning all-purpose flour and using Wheat Flour. Also, the eggs in the recipe was replaced by one boiled & mashed potato.My kids loved it !

What's in it :- (Makes: 8 ) - Adjust the seasoning to taste

  • Corn Kernels - a generous fistful
  • Whole wheat Flour -  1 large cup (approx 125 grams)
  • Onion 1 - finely chopped
  • Green chillis - 2 -to taste -finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves -  a few sprigs - finely chopped  
  • Potato - 1 (boiled & grated)
  • Milk - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Olive oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Black Pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Dried Chives, Thyme ,Oregano - 1/2 tsp each
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - as required
For Cooking :-
  • Sunflower oil - as required for cooking
Suggested Garnish :-
  • Grated Cheese

Here's How :-

Dump all the ingredients except water in a bowl and mix well.Tip in water little by little as required for the mix to become a pancake batter consistency.Keep aside for a few minutes for the flavours to blend & mingle. Grease a skillet or non stick pan, and dump a ladle of the batter over medium flame. Spread the batter in round shape and cook it uncovered till the bottom starts crisping up.if you want, you can tip oil around the sides of the pancake.Flip the side and cook until crisp and golden.Enjoy with Tomato Salsa or any other choice accompaniment.

It's off to Radhika's Bloghop Wednesdays , Kalyani's Magic Mingle 3 & Schmetterling Word's Healthy Morsels


  1. Love the way you have replaced with wheat flour and this makes a perfect snack as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. looks great priya..i was just like your daughter..had to have something special every i grew i would call up & ask the same :D

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  3. This sure would make a fabulous and filling snack any one of any age.

  4. Nice variety on pancakes, and yours look so tempting!

  5. very healthy and delicious corn pancake

  6. Very healthy and mouthwatering pancake.

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  7. Wow, I am loving this one Priya and bookmarking :)
    And the book, its better you get it thru flipkart. its much economis than you get from outlets like landmark...its a must read..go ahead :)

  8. My lil one also asks me the same question everyday after school...and she too gets appeased with a generous topping of grated cheese....
    These pancakes looks very yummy..

  9. Thanks Priya for visiting my blog. You have a yum blog too. I love anything and everything to do with corns so I know I will love your yummy pancakes :-) Your new follower,Suchi

  10. Super healthy n super yummy pancakes.

  11. wow looks lovely and delicious ........

  12. healthy and wholesome pancakes!

  13. Yummy n healthy pancake.Nice preparation.

  14. Healthy pancakes perfect for kids,.

  15. That looks a beautiful combo,healthy and yummy pancake.

  16. pan cakes looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......

  17. These look amazing Priya! You have one lucky daughter to have such healthful and delicious treats from home :)

  18. Love the crunchy bite of corn in the middle of these yummy pancakes. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

  19. The pancakes are looking simply gr8.....loved ur combo ingredients...must try this marked..

  20. Great pancakes. Love them. Bookmarked.

  21. so yummy n looks wonderful...



  22. Corn pancakes - wow, a lovely breakfast or dinner idea. Yes, corn is a very important food item, rich in nutrients and the uses are versatile. Thank you Priya for sharing these lovely pancakes with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)