Vegan Spinach pancakes recipe

Easy Eggless pancakes with spinach

Here is the spinach pancakes recipe for you. Do you like spinach / palak, as it is known in Indian languages?

I like to use spinach in different ways in different dishes. Boiled spinach, I find it unappetizing.

This spinach pancake recipe is another way to add some green leafy vegetable to your diet.

Spinach or palak is a commonly used green leafy vegetable all over the world.

When you make it tasty, even children eat spinach with relish. You do not need to show them Popeye.

What are the health benefits of spinach - palak?

Spinach is healthy. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is good for your eyes.

It is low in calories yet high in vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients.

The carotenolds and vitamins C and E found in spinach are believed to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and cataracts.

There are many spinach recipes but you usually want the simple and easy to make and keep them healthy too.

Spinach cooks quite fast so most spinach recipes are quick to make.

How to make spinach pancakes? Easy spinach pancake recipe.

Preparation time - 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Eating time : few seconds.

Serves - 4.

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Usually pancakes are made with plain flour/maida. Here you make it a healthier recipe by using whole wheat flour along with plain flour.

Ingredients for spinach pancake

  • Fresh spinach leaves - 1 cup, cleaned and washed well.
  • Flour for batter - Whole wheat flour(atta) - 1/2 cup + plain flour(maida) - 1/2 cup.
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp or according to taste.
  • Water/ milk - as much needed to make batter.
  • Oil or melted butter for shallow frying.

Making spinach - Palak pancakes

  1. Cook spinach with a few spoonfuls of water for 2-3 minutes. Spinach cooks quite fast.
  2. Puree spinach.
  3. Mix spinach puree with flour mixture. Add water/milk to form batter.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Heat a fry pan. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread in a round shape as pancake.
  6. Sprinkle a little butter/oil on the pancake.
  7. Cook for a few seconds. The color of the pancake will change as it is cooked.
  8. Flip the pancake carefully using a spatula. Cook the other side for a few seconds.
  9. Remove from the pan onto a plate. Make other pancakes in the similar way.


Serving spinach - Palak pancakes.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup, jam, curry, pickle. Do not blame me if your family asks for more pancakes. They are so yummy.

Tips for variation for spinach - Palak pancakes

To make this a vegan pancake recipe, add water instead of milk.

Use vegetable oil instead of melted butter while cooking pancakes.

Instead of cooking spinach and then pureeing it, you may chop spinach leaves very fine and then add the chopped spinach to the pancake batter. The chopped spinach gets cooked along with the pancake .

I make these eggless pancakes but if your diet allows, you may add 1 beaten egg to the pancake batter to get fluffier pancakes.


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