Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Elanchi / Pan Cake

This is a quick after-school snack I used to enjoy as a kid. Easy to make, tasty and filling, this can be considered Kerala's take on the pancakes or crepes, with the filling being sweetened coconut gratings.
Aishwarya is a fan of anything made with coconuts and she loves it whenever I make this at home, her only complaint being that I don't make it often enough.

All purpose flour( maida)-1 cup
Egg - 1
Water -1cup
Grated Coconut -    1½    cup
Sugar -   2    tbsp
Cardamom Powder   -  ¼    tsp

Break the egg into a bowl and beat it well.
Add the flour and salt , mix it well. Add enough water and prepare a smooth batter; the batter should be thinner than the dosa consistency.
In another bowl, mix together grated coconut, sugar and cardamom powder.Filling is ready. Keep  this aside.
Heat a non stick frying pan and  pour a spoonful of batter in the centre, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round. Keep on medium flame.
When it is cooked on one side,place a spoon of the coconut filling on one end of the pancake and roll it.
Transfer it to a serving dish. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
Serve hot.
Sending this over to "SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series by Anu

and Desserts with Coconuts event by Raven hosted by Raksha


  1. this brings back so many memories... mom used to make this when we were young...

  2. Love pancakes simply with chocolate sauce drizzles over them, looks fabulous..

  3. These pancakes brought back memories of my hostel days in Cochin...This was served weekly once with chaaya as a "Naal mani palahaaram"..Must make it at home once.

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  4. Wow, thanks for the wonderful entry for desserts with coconuts event.

  5. thnks much for linking this recipe dear....looks yummy....

    Hey would you like to guest host it for a month?

  6. OOo these are soo cute .. and just yummm.. I wudnt mind having one right away!

  7. Looks yummy and awesome. would luv to have it

  8. quick n simple snack...very tasty!!

  9. That's very interesting, new recipe and sounds great.

  10. very lovely ones..I usually preapre it using wheat flour!!

  11. pancakes look delicious we make the same way with jaggery

  12. flavourful and delicious pancakes..

  13. Looks fantastic, love anything with coconut.

  14. I too love anything with coconut. I am sure I will enjoy the entire platter if you pass it ot me. :-)

  15. Sweet and very light pancakes...i am sure kids will luv it..

  16. These palappams are my favorite. I make them once in a while for breakfast. YUM!

  17. thanks for the inspiration dear...will def try this..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  18. For the first time i had this snak not in Kerala, but in Bnagalore.. can u belive tat.. i had this snak in one of the Mallu bakery.. really yummy.. and the very next moment i decided to prepare this dish after reading your recipe. I am also planning this snak for our teams next pot lock & also at my native home. Thank you very much for sharing this.


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