18 February, 2011

Carrot & Shallot Bhaji pancakes (Snifter Cakes)

Carrot & Shallot Bhaji pancakes
So quick, delectable & nourishing!
I make these quite often to take along to
my family or Mama-type gatherings.

They're very much like regular indian-style vegetable bhajis,
Only I shallow-fry them like a pancake/pikelet instead of deep-fried in oil. 

Carrot & Shallot Bhaji pancakes
2T heaped  besan (chick pea / chana flour)
1t turmeric powder
1 1/2t ground cumin
1/2t garam masala
pinch (himalayan rock) salt
one peeled carrot, grated
two shallots, sliced thinly
(really, any vegetables, so long as they're grated! Broccoli, Zucchini or Cauliflower all work well)
ghee & olive oil to fry

~ mix dry ingredients together, then add a little water until you get a smooth, thickish paste. Thin enough to coat the grated vegetables.
~ stir vegetables through until coated.
~ Then, just like you would cook small pancakes, heat a pan with a splash of olive oil & tablespoon of ghee. Fry the Carrot & Shallot Bhaji pancakes on each side until golden brown.
And the term 'Snifter Cakes'?
Another one of Mr Turtle's fun names.
For some reason this name has stuck!
When you are 41/2, Nothing seems to be what it is.
A rose by any other name...

No matter what they're called, they taste GREAT,  
and always get a wonderful response.


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