Saturday, 24 March 2012

Pancakes with banana and jaggery filling

I have never made pancakes at home before this; and the only combinations I have had is maple syrup and banana. This recipe uses bananas and jaggery, and ever-so-delightful combination for the filling and that's topped with freshly grated coconut. They work together like a dream.  This only takes minimal time to put together.

I did the find the pancakes a bit eggy (DUH!...2 eggs! ring a bell somewhere..I know, I know). But, if you're like me and don't like the 'eggy' taste, try adding  a few drops of vanilla essence/extract, as you like. It did ease out the taste quite a bit; or if you have any better suggestions, do let me know.

It's great for nice sunday brekkie for kids and adults alike, or a great snack for children. It did get wiped out at home. 
Pancakes with banana and jaggery filling

What you need
For the pancake
All purpose Flour - 50 gms
Eggs - 2
Honey - 2 tsps
Sugar - 1 tsp
Melted butter - 1 tsp
Milk - 150 ml

For the filling
Butter - 1tsp
Plantain/Banana - 1 (Chopped finely)
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut - 4 tbsp
Melted Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch

Here's how
Add all the ingeredients for the pancake to your mixing bowl and after you combine it well, pass it through a sieve, and keep it aside (don't move the mix) for 10 mins
After you make your pancakes; keep it aside

Heat the butter. add the banana. Once, it's nicely toasted (for plantains, wait till it becomes soft), add the sugar and mix well.
Now, add the jaggery and coconut, and once it's mixed well, add the cardamom powder and remove from fire.

To assemble, put in a bit of filling in the pancake and roll.

Recipe Source: 'Vanitha' magazine


  1. Yummm.... sure looks very tasty!!!

    1. Hi Spandana! Thank you for dropping by my blog. It was very yummy actually if I may say so myself.can't go wrong with bananas and jaggery I suppose..hehe...Only last week I was telling my sister about your blog, and the beautiful photography. We were talking abt your alu parathas...and this is such a pleasant surprise to see your comments here..

  2. lovely pancakes. Have tried crepes with various types of fillings in europe. this must be a delightful combination for a south indian like me:)

    1. Thank you so much Sumi. Glad you dropped by. You're right about the combination. I'm from Kerala myself and a sucker for pazham nurukku. And this one is like pazham nurukku with grated coconut also..teehee..What a storehouse of recipes your blog is...going through it right now..

  3. oh my..i can only imagine how fab this must have tasted...

  4. It was quite nice actually, if I may say so myself...tee..hee..I'm in love with your photos actually. I love the recipe index as well. Very nicely done.


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