Lentil Waffles

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by tamarinda

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

Top Review by The Dancing Soy Bean

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.

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.

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