Pancakes with potato filling (Gordon Ramsay)

Now this is quite an awesome recipe, especially since it’s been tweaked to suit the Indian pallet.


Ginger – about an  inch and a half to be chopped

2 green chillies – I use thin medium ones (de-seed if you do not like spice. I keep the seeds)

4-5 garlic cloves – well, depending upon size again. The tinier they are the more you would need. To be chopped as well.

Jeera/ Cumin seeds – about a teaspoon… I normally go by instinct

Pancake Mix – 11/2 cup

Salt to taste

A pinch of pepper

2-3 medium sized potatoes

1 medium sized onion

mustard seeds -about 1 tsp

salt to taste

a pinch of turmeric powder

So you take a wok or a pan and heat it slightly. Add the cumin seeds and roast them for a bit (you get this lovely aroma of roasted cumin seeds). Now add oil about 2 teaspoons to the roasted cumin. Throw in the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and toss them together. Do this for about 30-45 seconds and take it off the stove.

I use the Pillsbury Pancake mix. Take a separate dish and throw in the ginger, garlic and green chillies to that add the pancake mix. Mix it together. And then add water – pouring in little at a time to ensure that there are no lumps and to arrive at the consistency you want. I normally use a thin consistency. Thin but firm. Add salt to taste and a pinch of pepper to the dough.

The Filling:

Boil the potatoes. If you boil them till they are crunchy and not soft… it is swell! 🙂

Slice the onion and chop the boiled potatoes. The potatoes need to be of convenient bites. Add oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once they start sizzling , add the onions and saute them till they are transluscent. Once the onions are cooked, add the turmeric and saute it for about 15 seconds. Then add the potatoes and mix all of it together. Once done, sprinkle salt to taste and mix again. Turn off the flame. And let the potatoes soak in the spices.

Then make the pankcakes like you would normally do. Once you take the pancake off the pan. Place it on a plate. Add a line of the filling. Roll the pancake. And Voila!! There it is – to be served and eaten hot!!


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