Indian Pancake

/2 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup channa dal
1/2 cup split black gram Urad Dal (skinless)
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
1 whole red chili pepper
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1 pinch asafetida powder
4 fresh curry leaves


  • Wash and soak the dals overnight.The next morning, grind the rice separately with minimum water.
  • Grind the dals coarsely with the red chilli, ginger, asafoetida and curry leaves.Mix with the ground rice.
  • Add black pepper and mix.Your mixture should be a thick batter.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and oil and spread it evenly.
  • When the oil is hot, drop a large ladle of the batter on it.
  • Spread the batter to make a it round .
  • Drizzle with oil.
  • When one side is done, flip the pancake and cook the other side till it’s crisp.
  • Serve hot.