Crunchy Cakes!

Savory Chickpea Flour & Coleslaw Mix Pancakes

Savory Chickpea Flour & Coleslaw Mix Mini Pancakes

Thunderstorms and Raibows kinda week here in NYC. The Bambaiya in me keeps craving Pakodas & Chai. I gave into the chai but it’s going to take a lot more than thunderstorms to get me to eat a plate full of deep fried grease. Something like PMS maybe but I’ll deal with that when I have to.

So here’s my super healthy version of savory pancakes that taste pretty much like ur rainy day pakodas but won’t interrupt that summer body in the making!


  • 1+1/2 cup Garbanzo bean flour (besan)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coleslaw mix
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt + Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 Jalapeño, chopped (optional but highly recommended if you can deal with the heat)


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. It should be pancake like consistency.
  3. Heat a non stick pan on medium flame. I used cooking spray on a mini pancake pan but you can easily make these on a regular non stick pan with canola oil or any other oil of your choice.
  4. Pour tiny portions of batter and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Think silver dollar Pancakes.
  5. Serve with mint chutney/ tomato ketchup.

Pro tip from Master “budding” chef Karm (that’s what he’s been calling himself): Spread some pizza sauce on each pancake. Sprinkle some Pecorino/Manchego cheese on top. (I have to admit it was next level stuff)


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