Saturday, March 27, 2010

Zucchini pancakes

Zucchini is a form of summer squash. It is a low calorie vegetable but a very filling one. Zucchini pancakes is a popular dish in Turkish cuisine. One medium sized zucchini contains just 25 calories. It has a high water content .
Typically, this recipe requires eggs, so I have made a few changes to this recipe so that it can be made without eggs. I have substituted pancake mix for eggs and all purpose flour.

Makes - 8 - 10

You need :
  • 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 green chillies (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup pancake mix
  • 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil /olive oil
Method :
  • In a large bowl shred the zucchini (don't peel the skin).
  • Finely chop the onion and green chillies and add them in the bowl.
  • To this mixture add salt, pepper and the pancake mix.
  • In a pan add 2 tablespoons of oil and allow it to heat.
  • Now add 2 spoonfuls of the mixture and flatten them with the back of the spoon.
  • Cook the pancakes until both the sides are brown.
  • Repeat the last 2 steps for the rest of the mixture.
  • Serve them hot with tomato ketchup or marinara sauce or hot sauce.

Notes :
  1. If you are planning on making this pancake with eggs then this recipe requires two of them and replace the pancake mix with equal amounts all purpose flour.
  2. You can also make a batter and bake them like the regular pancakes.
This recipe is one of the entries for Priya's pancakes event.


  1. Adding a new vegetable to one's favorites at the age of 28 can be done only through such delicious dishes made out of it!!

  2. Anu u have a beautiful space here, thanks for sending to my event this healthy pancakes..truly delicious..