Coconut pancakes

Coconut pancakes

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From
Spice Kitchen
Serves
4
Photographer
Jana Liebenstein

Indian sweets are served not only at the end of the meal, they are eaten as a snack at any time of day! A favourite in Bengal, this is a simple recipe of thin, crepe-like pancakes filled with a juicy coconut filling – a lovely summer mouthful. They are really very easy to cook, and you might find that the pancakes disappear as soon as you make them.

Batter

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g plain flour
2 eggs
250-300ml milk
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
or 15g Ghee

Coconut Filling

Quantity Ingredient
2 tablespoons full-cream powdered milk
45g desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons sugar
100ml pouring cream

Method

  1. To make the batter, sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs, 200 ml of the milk and the oil or ghee and whisk together to make a thin, smooth batter, adding the remaining milk as necessary to form the right consistency. Rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the coconut filling. Mix together the powdered milk, coconut, sugar and cream in a small bowl until the powdered milk has dissolved and the filling is thick and chunky. Set aside.
  3. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Pour in a ladleful of the pancake batter and swirl it around to coat the base of the pan, forming a thin crepe-like pancake about 10 cm in diameter. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 5–10 seconds. Transfer the pancake to a large plate and leave to cool. Repeat to use up the remaining batter.
  4. When cool, lay each pancake out on a work surface. Place a thin cylinder of coconut filling across the pancake, near the edge that is closest to you, then roll up the pancake to enclose the filling.
  5. Cut each pancake into 3–4 pieces and serve cold.
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