by Mozzified Contributor Shaina Shealy
Ingredients for Pancake Batter:
- 1 C green mung beans
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 onion, chopped
- cayenne pepper or fresh chili to taste
- 3 or 4 curry leaves
- half cup water
Ingredients for Spicy Chutney:
- 1 carrot
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- handful (about 8) walnuts (you can substitute any nuts.. I used cashews the first time and it turned out delicious!)
- chili flakes
- small onion
- cilantro for garnish
Soak the mung beans for 3-4 hours or overnight. Blend them with all ingredients until runny green paste coagulates (I used frozen curry leaves, and before I added them to the mixture I heated them in oil to bring out the flavor). The paste should be blended well, but still a bit gritty.
Add all chutney ingredients into food processor and puree. Then, garnish with cilantro for freshness.
When you’re ready for a healthy breakfast, heat a small drop of oil in a pan or skillet.
Pour mixture onto pan and smooth into a thin layer depending on desired crispness (the thinner, the crispier).
Like making crepes, this may take a few tries before you get it just right.
Shaina Shealy is a graduate student at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, where she focuses in Multimedia. Follow her on twitter @shainashealy.