2I am like a kid in a candy shop when I go for grocery shopping. I look for ingredients thinking what new to prepare from them. Has it happened to you that out of a hunch you pick up something? Then for the first few weeks it lies in the front line of your cup board. Later it gets pushed onto the back of the cupboard. Simultaneously it gets pushed at the back of your mind. But this nagging feeling will always be present that one item was bought to be used and explored.

This is how I bought custard powder. That too of my favorite flavor – mango. And then it was ignored. I was not getting enthusiastic to use it in any dish. Yes, I could always prepare custard with it. But it would be so dull and you need more than 3 types of fruits and at least 500 gms of it.Who will finish all of that ?

So, I made these pancakes. And the syrup was none other than our very own mango pulp or aamras. Loved the yellow color play on the plate.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you.

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Flour/ Maida – 1/2 cup

Custard Powder – 3 tblspn (I used mango flavor)

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 3 tblspn

Salt – a pinch

Milk – 1/2 cup

Butter – to grease the pan


  1. In a bowl combine flour, custard powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  2. Add in milk and whisk properly till everything is mixed well. If the batter is thin then add more custard powder and adjust the consistency.Check the sweetness based on your taste.
  3. Grease a griddle with butter.
  4. Pour ladle full of batter.
  5. When the underside is cooked, flip it over carefully to cook the other side.
  6. Once both sides are cooked, stack it on a plate.

Serve it with mango pulp or aamras or your choice of toppings.1


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