Sheetal Kamat

I had been making pan cakes for quite some time. One of the easiest and tasty breakfast. I had made it with cranberries, mangoes, blue berries earlier. Today I didn't have any of the fruits that would go in it. So I decided to make it with what I had plenty - Dates and Chocochips. The pan cakes came out really nice and we had hearty breakfast on such a lovely bright day.

Dates And Chocochips Pan Cakes
1/2 Cup Dates
1/4 Cup Choco Chips
1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Maida
3/4 Cup Curd
1 Egg
3/4 Spoon Sugar
1/2 Spoon Vanilla Essense
1/4 Spoon Baking Powder
1/4 Spoon Baking Soda
2.5 Spoon Melted Butter
Salt to taste

  • Deseed the Dates and chop them into small pieces. Keep aside.
  • Sieve together wheat flour and maida
  • Add Sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix well
  • Add egg, curd, melted butter and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup warm water and mix well to flowing consistency.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium flame.
  • Pour the pan cake batter 1/2 cup at a time on the non stick pan and top it with some choco-chips and dates
  • Over medium-low heat, cook the pan cakes till golden brown in color and bubbles up the top side. Flip and golden the other side too. Serve with honey and or maple syrup

The batter is so non sticky that I didnt have to grease the pan at all.
Ajoy felt that the sweetness from Dates was little too much, I guess using Dark choco chips might be good idea to balance the sweetness. I didnt have dark choco chips sot used semi sweet chips.

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