By now you may know how often I make pancakes at home. And when they are so versatile like our parathas then why not? Anyways this I had made keeping in mind Pinktober. We women always find time for everyone, are always ready to adjust for everyone, are always on our toes to accommodate everyone but we side track ourselves and our needs. It is high time that we find some ‘me’ time.
I have so many friends who say they find some time to sit only after coming to office. I think it is in born nature or our upbringing that teaches us to keep our loved ones needs ahead of ours. But times are changing. We need to share responsibilities and take only as much as we can handle. We need to keep some time for our leisure and rest.
Coming to today’s recipe, it is a simple pancake but with the goodness of beetroot. This is by far my favorite pancake because it was so soft and the beetroot gave a distinct flavor.
Beetroot – 1 cup chopped
Flour – 1 cup
Sugar – 4 tblspn
Baking Powder -2 tsp
Milk – 1 cup
Salt – a pinch
Butter – 3 tblspn + extra while serving
Egg – 1
- Boil beetroot till tender and cooked. In a blender blend them till smooth.
- Melt butter in a pan.
- Take a bowl and add egg, sugar, milk and butter and beat till it is slightly fluffy.
- Add in flour, salt and baking powder. Add this to the egg mixture and mix so no lumps form.
- Add the beetroot puree and mix properly.
- Heat a tawa/griddle and once hot grease it with butter. (if using non-stick then no need)
- Pour a ladle full of batter on tawa and slightly spread in round form. (If you are unable to spread no worries)
- Cook on medium and when bubbles form on top flip the pancake to cook on other side.
- After a minute remove from griddle and repeat the same process to make more pancakes.
I served it up with a combination of salted curd/ yogurt spiced with roasted cumin.