Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Prep time excludes soaking time. Adapted from "Saroj's Cookbook: For Diabetics". The same batter can be used to make dosas (south Indian crepes) or pancakes on a non-stick griddle.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients

  • 1 cup green gram, lentils with skin (wash and soak for 3 hours)
  • 1 tablespoon rava (semolina)
  • 1 cup spinach, finely chopped (or fenugreek leaves)
  • 4 -5 green chilies
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste


  1. Wash, drain lentils, do not discard skins.
  2. Add them back to lentils.
  3. Grind lentils, garlic, ginger, garlic to a paste.
  4. Add all other ingredients and make a thick batter.
  5. Heat waffle iron, pour 1 ladleful of mixture in centre.
  6. Close and allow to cook till done.
  7. Serve hot with green chutney or curds.
Most Helpful

This was pretty good, but EXTREMELY salty with 1 tsp of salt. So next time I think I will cut the salt in half or even make it 1/3 the recommended amount. Also, needs a little more of a kick, like more chilis... but overall it made a tasty pancake that went well with a thin curry sauce that could soak into the cake. Beautiful colour too.

The Dancing Soy Bean May 19, 2006