Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

Super easy protein packed breakfast will help you turbo-charge your day.

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

Y’all may have noticed from my last few posts that I have been on a bit of a health kick lately. This week I had promised myself that I was going to thoroughly indulge myself. The problem is that it takes me more than two weeks to get rid of my obsessions (CHUCKLES!!!). Don’t get mad but I am back with another healthy recipe with “LENTILS” as the star of the show.  I had originally planned on making a regional delicacy from my home state. That flopped badly but luckily for me the alternative turned out to be these scrumptious and power-packed Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes.

I don’t know what to call it but I go through certain phases as far as food is concerned. I will definitely call it an obsession because I tend to get fixated on a certain dish and wont let go until I get it right. Y’all may have noticed certain tendencies of mine in my posts. First I went through the pizza phase because I finally had a decent recipe for homemade pizza dough in hand. Then I moved on to making homemade pastas because I finally had a shiny new toy (I mean the pasta machine… LAUGHS!!) to play with.

Now I have become a bit of a health nut and cooking with healthy ingredients. After the green leafy veggies I decided to move on to those tiny but supercharged, protein packed morsels of food also called as LENTILS. I even had a great recipe idea in mind that I had come across while watching a cooking show on the Internet. I was going to make “AITES” which are a version of pancakes made with ground lentils. They are different from the usual pancakes in the sense they are much denser in consistency and not as fluffy. 

This recipe can be made with just one type of lentil or a mixture of different lentils but the process stays the same. To begin with rinse and soak mixed lentils in enough water overnight. Drain the water and grind the lentils in a food processor along with green chili, garlic cloves to make a smooth paste. This is where I made a major mistake of adding water when the recipe specifically mentioned to not do so. Now I had a runny batter and getting the dense consistency of the AITES was going to be a problem.

But I decided to move on with the recipe in the hope that the taste of the final product was going to overcome this tiny little problem of the consistency. Next I added turmeric, coriander powder, goda masala, dry mango powder, salt to the batter and mixed it evenly.

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

It was now time to cook my pancakes. I can call these pancakes since that was the type of batter I had in my hand right now. Heat a skillet on a medium heat and drizzle some oil on top. Pour a ladle full of batter onto the hot skillet. Use the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a circular shape. Cook till both the sides turn golden.

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

Enjoy with your choice of chutney.

Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes

There are times when good things come out of failed recipes. I was just lucky that this was one of those times!!!

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Savory Lentil Mini-Pancakes
Super easy protein packed breakfast will help you turbo-charge your day.
  • 1 cup Mixed Lentils (split Bengal gram, green gram, pigeon peas, red lentils, yellow lentils)
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Goda Masala/Garam Masala (Optional)
  • ½ tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. Rinse and soak mixed lentils in enough water overnight.
  2. Drain the water and grind the lentils in a food processor along with green chili, garlic cloves to make a smooth paste.
  3. Remove the paste in a bowl add turmeric, coriander powder, good masala, dry mango powder, salt and mix evenly.
  4. Heat a skillet on a medium heat, drizzle some oil. Pour a ladle full of batter onto the hot skillet. Using the back of the spoon to spread the batter into a circular shape.
  5. Cook till both the sides turn golden.
  6. Enjoy with your choice of chutney.

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  1. Ava says:

    Thanks to you for your Pancakes recipe. I can made it but not well. I hope I could made that welly to find your recipe. Pancakes is the fond food of my son.

  2. It’ll be a perfect choice for breakfast! Thank you for sharing a healthy recipe!!!

  3. I love protein for breakfast, so these look really good to me. Are they good leftover and reheated?

    • Rahul says:

      Totally agree with you Jeff. Beginning your day with a protein packed meal just makes the day whole day go better. As for these pancakes, then they don’t taste as well when they are leftover and reheated..

  4. Smitha says:

    Love these lentil pancakes a lot especially with some green chutneys.

  5. We all need to get on a health kick from time to time. It won’t last. At least it never does for me! Anyway, love lentils — this looks wonderful. Thanks!

    • Rahul says:

      This health kick was missing in my life most of last month too John.. Now I am trying to get back at least for the time being.. Dont know how long it will last though.. 🙂

  6. Rahul, I LOVE the healthy kick you have been on and hope you continue on it! I have the same problem, once I start to indulge, it takes me awhile to get back to eating healthy again so I just try to eat healthy as much as possible. By the way, these lentil pancakes sound wonderful! I make chocolate lentil pancakes from time to time (recipe on the blog) and my daughter has been asking for savory lentil pancakes instead so I have to give these a try – though I only have orange lentils – hope using them only instead of a mix works too.

    • Rahul says:

      I hope to continue on it for a while with a cheat day thrown in here and there.. 🙂 By the way your idea of chocolate lentil pancakes is so unique. I would have never thought of it.. I sure need to give it a try.. As for my recipe then you can use any type of lentils in it and it will work just fine..

  7. Balvinder says:

    I adore lentil pancakes, they are one of my favorite breakfast foods,

  8. These look fantastic, Rahul! Personally, I’ve really been enjoying your healthy recipes lately! I love turning something that’s usually sweet into something more savory too, and the flavors here sound so delicious! Pinning!

  9. Absolutely love lentils recipes. And those power-packed and healthy savory lentil mini-pancakes are making me drool. I would love to enjoy them with green chutney.

  10. I adore lentils and all the legumes! These pancakes look super duper delicious and healthy as well.

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