Suji Matar Pancakes/Savory Semolina Pancakes with Peas

 


Suji Matar Pancake/Semolina Pancakes with Peas is a quick and easy snack to enjoy with tea or coffee or when guests drop by suddenly.  With just a few ingredients, spicy, crunchy and healthy semolina pancakes with peas and crushed peanuts can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Have it as a snack or even for breakfast; serve it with pickles, a dollop of butter or any fresh chutney you have.

It has been ages since I made this prize-winning pancake recipe. My written down recipe card was lost in my collection of written and printed recipes I have been collecting over the years. This spicy and tasty suji pancake with peas had won a prize in a local cooking competition in my hometown and now I get to share this simple yet easy recipe with all of you!

Peas are always in my freezer (if you can get fresh, nothing like that). Semolina or suji is my favorite pantry ingredient; I love to stock it to make instant suji appes, instant suji idlis and even suji coconut burfi/fudge.

Today, I needed to make something instant for sharing it with my favorite cooking group: Healthy Wellthy Cuisines for the theme: Instant Dishes. Instant cooking is my kind of cooking on days when I feel lazy or tired!  I remembered this easy and tasty dish I had made a while back, so I rummaged into my collection and found it!

With ingredients already in your kitchen; green chillies/jalapenos, cumin seeds, garlic, peanuts (gives an amazing flavor and crunch to the pancake!) and cilantro for color and flavor these healthy pancakes were ready and on the table in under 30 minutes!

I have added some mashed potatoes (had a small boiled potato in my refrigerator; you can boil it in a microwave in a jiffy or in a pressure cooker or avoid it altogether, but I recommend adding) to bind the dough along with some whole wheat flour to give softness to it. Soak semolina in hot water, crush the spices and then mix all to form a soft slightly thick dough. Pat onto a hot griddle, drizzle with oil and shallow fry these healthy, savory and spicy ready-in-a-jiffy pancakes for an instant snack.

I love it with pickles or schezwan chutney, but you can enjoy it with any coconut chutney like cilantro chutney, tomato thokku/pickle or even some fresh curds/yogurt. My family’s favorite topping is a dollop of butter or ghee!

Now, let’s get on to this amazing recipe!!

Suji Matar Pancake/Semolina Pancakes with Peas
Serves 4
Spicy, savory semolina pancakes with peas and peanuts for an instant and quick snack; enjoy it with pickles, butter, ghee or any chutney or sauce!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
214 calories
26 g
8 g
10 g
7 g
3 g
87 g
121 g
3 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
87g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 121mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
34%
Calcium
3%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup fresh or frozen peas (boiled and coarsely crushed)
  2. ½ cup suji/semolina/cream of wheat
  3. 1 small potato, boiled and mashed
  4. 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  5. ¼ cup peanuts
  6. ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  7. ¼ cup chopped green onions
  8. 3 to 4 flakes garlic
  9. 2 to 3 green chillies/jalapenos
  10. 2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  11. ¼ cup coriander leaves/cilantro – chopped
  12. 2 tsp lemon juice
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Oil for frying
  15. Ghee/clarified butter or regular butter for serving
Instructions
  1. Soak semolina in ½ cup hot water.
  2. Blend the green chilies, cumin seeds, garlic and coriander leaves into a coarse paste.
  3. Dry grind peanuts to a fine powder.
  4. Mix all the ingredients, except oil and make a dough thick enough to pat it over a griddle but not runny like dosa; add water if necessary.
  5. Preheat a griddle on medium high heat and lightly grease with oil.
  6. Take a lemon sized ball of dough and pat out pancakes on the griddle, dipping your fingers in water in between so the dough does not stick to your hands.
  7. Cook over moderate heat, drizzling some oil over and around the pancake.
  8. Shallow fry on both sides until cooked and lightly brown and slightly crispy.
  9. Serve hot with pickles and ghee/clarified butter.
Notes
  1. Feel free to add any extra vegetables for a healthier dish like grated carrots, beets or even some finely shredded spinach leaves.
  2. Add your favorite spice and give a different flavor to your pancake like coriander powder, garam masala powder or even some grated ginger!
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calories
214
fat
10g
protein
7g
carbs
26g
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How to make Suji Matar Pancakes:

  • Soak semolina in ½ cup hot water.

  • Blend the green chilies, cumin seeds, garlic and coriander leaves into a coarse paste.
  • Dry grind peanuts to a fine powder.

  • Mix all the ingredients, except oil and make a dough thick enough to pat it over a griddle but not runny like dosa; add water if necessary.

  • Preheat a griddle on medium high heat and lightly grease with oil.
  • Take a lemon sized ball of dough and pat out pancakes on the griddle, dipping your fingers in water in between so the dough does not stick to your hands.
  • Cook over moderate heat, drizzling some oil over and around the pancake.
  • Shallow fry on both sides until cooked and lightly brown and slightly crispy.

  • Serve hot with pickles and ghee/clarified butter.

  • Enjoy!!

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