Chana Dal Pancakes

By     21-Aug 2018

Chana Dal Pancakes

Chana dal, which is the hero ingredient in this recipe, serves multiple benefits and helps to utilize sugar effectively as it causes a slow rise in blood sugar levels and that’s what makes it perfect to have if you have PCOS. This fine recipe called the chana dal pancakes is loaded with vitamin-rich vegetables and protein-rich curd which is not only high on taste but is also great for your health. Let’s delve into the nutritional values of this recipe.

Nutritional Values

Chana dal is an extremely nutritious pulse which has a rich flavour, aroma and gets easily digested. Chana dal is a high natural source of protein, fibre, zinc, calcium, and folate. Adding it to your diet is beneficial because it’s low in fat that helps to reduce cholesterol levels. Also, chana dal has a very low hypoglycemic index.

Spinach is loaded with incredible nutrients and antioxidants which are beneficial for eye health, help prevent cancer, reduce oxidative stress and blood pressure levels. It’s low in carbs but high in insoluble fibre, aids digestion. Also, it contains rich amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, K, folic acid, calcium, iron, lutein, zeaxanthin, kaempferol, nitrates and quercetin.

Carrot is not crunchy but also highly nutritious. It’s particularly a good source of beta-carotene, antioxidants, fibre, vitamin K and potassium. Carotene antioxidants found in carrots have been linked to reduced cancer risk. Also, carrots are ranked low on the glycemic index scale. It is considered an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, numerous B-vitamins, potassium, carotenoids and lutein.


  • Chana dal soaked and drained- 20g

  • Chopped fenugreek leaves- 20 g

  • Chopped spinach- 15 g

  • Grated carrot- 10 g

  • Curry leaves chopped- 4 to 6

  • Low-fat curd- 15 g

  • Fruit salt- 1 sachet

  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp.

  • Green chopped chillies, – 1 to 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for cooking- 1 tsp.

Calories: 146.9 kcal

Course: Breakfast


  • Grind soaked chana dal into a thick paste along with the required amount of water.

  • Add fenugreek leaves, carrot, curry leaves, spinach, green chillies, ginger and salt to the mixture and mix well.

  • Just before making it, add curd and fruit salt to the mixture.

  • Divide batter equally. Spread each portion of the batter (mixture) one by one on a non-stick pan.

  • Cook each side of it on slow flame till the sides become are golden brown by drizzling oil.

  • Repeat the same to make other pancakes.

  • Serve hot.

Over to you

Eat healthy to stay healthy without compromising on the taste you crave for. These yummy and sizzling hot pancakes will not just treat your taste buds but will also replenish your body with its nutritional values discussed above. So, try soon!

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Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack


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