Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sourdough urad ("black lentil") pancakes

This is a cross between an Indian dosa and an American(?)-style pancake. Proportions are from memory, and you may need to adjust the flour or liquids a little to get the standard pancake batter consistency.

First, the initial batter:
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour.
  • 1/3 cup urad flour, available at your local Indian grocery.
  • 2/3 cup water.
  • Tablespoon sourdough starter.
Mix all of the above, and leave out overnight to ferment. The next day add:
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt.
  • 0.5 teaspoon baking soda.
  • 1 beaten egg.
Mix gently; as with standard pancakes, don't overmix or you'll lose more of the carbon dioxide and the pancakes won't be as fluffy. Fry on a griddle using butter, as you would with standard pancakes.