Urad dal Pan Cake

Urad Dal Pan Cake

Urad Dal Pan Cake is a very tasty, healthy and easy recipe. I can not say that this is quick recipe but if you make the urad dal batter before one day then it could be a very easy and quick recipe for you. You can use this as a tiffin item as well. So try this and enjoy with your family.


Urad dal – 1 cup

Rice flour – 4 tsp

Onion – 1 medium

Curry leave – 10-15 no

Crushed ginger – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Oil for backing the vada

Green chilli – 2 no or as you like


For making this Urad dal Pan Cake firstly we have to sock the urad dal with sufficient water for 4-5 hours. Urad dal is of two types one is with skin and another is without skin. So if you are using the urad dal which is without skin, just nicely wash after socking it, strain the water and then make a very thick paste out of it (if required then add a little water for making the paste, remember don’t add too much of water) like we make for vada.

Similarly if you are using urad dal with skin then after socking it for 5 hours rub the dal using your hands for 5-10 minutes or till all skin removes from the dal. After that nicely separate the skin from the dal. Now strain the water from the dal and make a thick paste. Leave the paste for resting 3-4 hours.

After that take a bowl, add urad dal paste, rice flour, finely chopped onion, finely chopped green chilli, crushed ginger, cumin seeds, curry leave, salt as per taste and mix all the ingredients very well. Here we make the pancake in 2 or 3 batches.

After that heat a pan, add 2 tsp oil, spread all over the pan then add 2 big spoon of the urad dal batter. Now spread the batter a little ( approx 1/2 inch )like the picture of the urad dal pan Cake given here, don’t make very thin layer. Here we let the pan cake cooked for 5-7 minutes by covering the lid in low flame.

After 5 minutes flip the side of the pan cake and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Finally it is all done and ready to serve. Serve this urad dal pan cake with tomato sauce and chilli sauce or any chutney you like. You can also serve this pan cake with dum aloo. Cook this evening snack at your kitchen and enjoy with your family. Don’t forget to share your experience with us because we love to here something from you. Have a nice day.

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