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Red Lentil Pancake


  •  1 cup red split lentils wash and soak overnight
  •  1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder*
  • 1½ tsp chickpea flour*
  • 1 tsp each of cumin, turmeric, coriander, and a dash of black pepper powder
  • 2 garlic cloves + 1-inch slice of ginger
  • Avocado oil


  1. Drain and rinse soaked lentils.
  2. Place them in a blender together with the rest of the ingredients (apart from oil) and approximately 300 ml / 1¼ cups of water (a little less if not using garlic or ginger). Process until smooth, the batter should be pourable   You may need to add a touch more water if it’s too thick.
  3. Brush 1 tsp is enough if you’re using a non-stick pan) of oil using a silicone brush.
  4. Pour ¼ of the mixture onto the hot pan and use the back of the spoon to spread the mixture out in a circular fashion – the pancake should be a bit thicker than a crepe. Cook each pancake for about 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip. Cook for 2 minutes on the other side. 


*BAKING POWDER: It is not necessary, but I recommend adding especially if you prefer your pancakes a little thicker.

*CHICKPEA FLOUR: Not necessary, but it makes pancakes a little easier to manage.