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Apr. 18, 2011

This is a vegetarian Indian Pancake, which can be eaten anytime of the day, as a complete healty meal with protein. Make them and let me know how you enjoyed them!


Chana flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whole wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Pancake mix/Bisquick mix 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Add More As Needed)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Yogurt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Cumin 1 Teaspoon , slightly crushed by hand or rolling pin
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Tablespoon (Dry)
Ginger 1 Inch
Grated pepper 4 (Serrano Or Jalapeno Chilies, To Taste)
Green onion pieces 4 , chopped
White onion 1 Medium , finely chopped
Salt spiced mixture To Taste (Add More Grated Chilies If You Like It Hot.)


Need a non-stick frying pans or a heavy skillet,

In a medium size bowl mix by hand or use food processor, mix all flours together, add oil, mix again, mix in yogurt, add water in small amounts and mix until mixture is smooth, (not lumpy), add grated ginger, chili’s and dry spices to mixture, add green and white chopped onions to mixture. If you let the batter marinate for about 1 hr or more the Debrah’s will be softer.

Heat pan or skillet on medium heat.

Brush skillet with cooking oil, let skillet heat, using a medium size spoon, pour 1 to 2 spoonful of mixture onto pan, spread the mixture into a 6 to 8 inch round (like a pancake)by using the back of the spoon.

Drizzle some oil around the Debrah, let cook until light brown (check to see underneath by lifting a little edge of the Dehbra), flip over and cook again, then serve hot. Cook until golden brown about 2 minutes on each side.

Serving suggestions: With Marmalade, spicy pickle, butter or just plain, Enjoy

Store extra batter in refrigerate, up to 4 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 477Calories from Fat 134

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 917 mg38.21%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet