Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Flaxseed and Blueberry Chilras (Pancakes)

Okay, so flaxseed and blueberries are maybe not the most commonly used Indian ingredients, but the chilra is most certainly an Indian dish. My mother in-law makes the most delicious sweet chilras for breakfast. These are just a little bit healthier for the addition of blueberries and flaxseed meal. Here is what you'll need:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 T brown sugar or maple syrup (I like the maple syrup)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 and 1/4 cups almond milk

Mix all of this together:

Add 2/3rds of a cup of blueberries, gently mix, and then cook the chilras like pancakes in a frying pan on medium heat. Make sure that you spray the pan with non-stick spray every so often or they will stick.

Enjoy them with maple syrup, honey, fresh berries, and/or powdered sugar!

This recipe will yeild 8-10 chilras, depending on how big you make them. If you're not so into the vegan thing, you can make them with cow's milk, but don't use eggs. They are right out in Indian vegetarian cooking, and they will change the consistency of the chilra.

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