Weekend breakfasts are so much fun. On days when we are not visiting Naivedyam for our weekly dose of Mysore Masala Dosa and Idli Vada, I make something slightly elaborate. There are days when both of us get into the kitchen and make a breakfast so time consuming and filling that it is about lunch time when we get around to eating it and as a result, we've saved ourselves the effort of making lunch.
I love pancakes. Nicely stacked up on my plate with a small blob of butter and loads of maple syrup. In one Tom & Jerry episode where Tom is to disinherit millions if he were to harm “even a mouse”. In that episode there’s this breakfast scene where Jerry soaks up all the syrup on the plate with the last piece of the pancake and eats it. How I love doing that!
I tried these potato pancakes for a change and they turned out really well. I use very little butter in the batter and grease the pan just once. After that these beauties are totally on their own.
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Atta
1/2 cup Potatoes, mashed
2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp Mixed Herbs (basil, parmesan, oregano)
2/3 cup Milk
1 tsp + 1 tsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Place all ingredients and 1 tsp of butter in a food processor jar with the dough blade fitted. Blend for2 minutes.
Heat a frying pan and add 1 tsp of butter. Melt the butter and line the pan evenly.
Pour one ladleful onto the hot pan and allow it to spread by itself. After a couple of minutes, turn over and cook on the other side. Stack on a plate and enjoy them with any sort of relish. (We ate them with idli molaga podi!!)
I have always had my pancakes sweet but I enjoyed the savoury ones just as much.