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Ayurvedic Buckwheat Pancakes

Here are light and easy to digest pancakes, that are quick and easy to make, and SUPER YUMMY!

Serves 2-3      Gluten Free

  • Good for Kapha, & Pitta body types
  • Seasonality: Good in spring, winter and summer


Ingredients:

  • Buckwheat flour – 1⁄2 cup (a.k.a. “Kuttu flour” in Indian Groceries)
  • Non-homogenized milk – 2 tbsp – (can replace with fresh almond milk or add millet & channa flour to make batter stick). 
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon powder – 1⁄2 tsp
  • Cardamom seeds crushed or cardamom powder – 1⁄2 tsp
  • Ghee for frying
  • Fresh coriander, fresh lemon and maple syrup (optional) for garnish.

Method:

  •  Mix all the ingredients, adding water a little at the time, to make a smooth, runny batter.
  • Heat tawa or non-stick pan to low heat.
  • Coat pan with 1-1.5 teaspoons of ghee, pour on batter to the size you want & spread to make a 
pancake.
  • Optional: add chopped coriander and/or finely crushed macadamia nuts on the raw batter and spread to infuse in with batter.
  • When bubbles start appearing on surface of pancake, spoon 1 teaspoon of ghee around edges (if you didn’t start with enough ghee).
  • Turnover and cook other side, spooning ghee around edges to make crisp.
  • Serve with fresh lemon juice, fresh coriander and mango chutney or maple syrup.
Comments:
  • Good for those trying to lose weight and diabetes.
  • Good for suffers of I.B.S. & celiac disease.
  • Good for Kapha aggravations such as excess water retention, sinus blockage.
  • Good for grain-free cleanses/fasts.
  • Great for kids, they love it!

Ayurvedic Properties:

  • Rasa (Taste): Astringent, Sweet, Pungent
  • Virya (Energy): Heating
  • Vipaka (Post-Digestive effect): Sweet
  • Gunas (Qualities): Heavy
  • Actions on the doshas: Balances Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta in excess

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