Moong Dal Pancakes with Peas

Gujarati poore

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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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Savoury pancakes made out of split peas, or rice and split peas, provide much of India with a nourishing snack food. These protein-rich pancakes are also eaten by many vegetarian Indians at breakfast, usually accompanied by a chutney and a glass of fresh buttermilk. You could also serve them with tea.


  • 190 g/ oz moong dal, picked over, washed and drained
  • 50 g/


  1. Put the dal in a bowl. Add 1 litre/1¾ pints water and soak for 5 hours.
  2. Drop the peas into boiling water for 3–4 minutes or until they are tender. Drain and chop coarsely.
  3. Combine the ginger, garlic, chillies, salt, turmeric, drained dal and the measured water in a blender. Blend until you have a smooth batter. Let the machine run for 2–3 minutes more