Chana Dal Pancakes

  • 5.0
15 mins Cooking Time
1 Serving
Diversity score info

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Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 13%
Carbs 34%
Fats 53%
Lactose Free
Weightloss Recipe
Recipe for Child Growth and Development

Is it a delicious and savoury pancake that you are craving for your breakfast or mid-morning or evening meal today? Then, here is the FitterEats Chana Dal Pancake, a variation that is a vegan and vegetarian recipe and also suits a Jain diet. A sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free recipe that is zero in trans fat and has no added sugar or dairy, this easy chana dal pancake recipe pairs best with Masala raita or Mint Coriander chutney.


For Cheela
  • 1/8 Tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 Tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Powder (Jeera)
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1.25 Tsp Oil
  • As Required Water
For Bengal Gram Dal Soaked
  • 2 Tbsp Bengal Gram Dal (Chana)
  • As Required Water


Pre Preparation
  • Step 1

    Soak chana dal, boil, grind coarsely and keep aside

  • Step 1

    In a mixing bowl, take previously cooked chana dal paste, green chilli paste, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, jeera powder, salt, chopped coriander leaves

  • Step 2

    Add required amount of water and mix well

  • Step 3

    Heat oil on a nonstick frypan at a low flame

  • Step 4

    Take a scoopful of the batter, put it in the pan and spread equally to form a pancake

  • Step 5

    Cover and allow it to cook, flip and make sure both sides are browned well

  • Step 6

    Serve fresh and hot

Healthy Twist

Increase Omega 3 & Boost Immunity by Adding a Tsp of Flax Seeds

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Approximate values
Serving Size Number(50gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7gm 2.7%
Dietary Fiber 2gm 8.7%
Protein 3gm 6.7%
Total Fat 6gm 7.2%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


How long would it take burn 96 kcals ?

  • Walking (3 mph ) 28 minutes
  • Running (6 mph ) 16 minutes
  • Bicycling 13 minutes

Values estimated based on person weighing 60 kgs.

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