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Saffron Pancakes (Kesar Pooda)

Saffron Pancakes, also known as Kesar Pooda, are fluffy and aromatic pancakes made with saffron-infused batter. Served warm with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, these pancakes are a delightful breakfast or brunch option that will tantalize your taste buds.

Category: Vegetarian, Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes

Cooking Preparation

Preparation Guide

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

  • In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk until well combined.

  • Add the saffron-infused milk to the wet ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.

  • Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while whisking continuously to form a smooth batter.

  • Stir in melted butter or ghee and mix until incorporated.

  • Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Grease it lightly with butter or oil.

  • Pour a ladleful of batter onto the pan to form pancakes of desired size.

  • Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on one side until bubbles appear on the surface.

  • Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter, greasing the pan as needed.

  • Once done, stack the saffron pancakes on a serving plate.

  • Drizzle honey or maple syrup over the pancakes.

  • Optionally, garnish with sliced fruits or nuts for added flavor and presentation.

  • Serve the saffron pancakes warm and enjoy!

Chef's Tips

  • Ensure the saffron strands are well-soaked in warm milk to release their flavor and color.

  • Do not overmix the pancake batter to avoid dense pancakes. Mix until just combined.

  • Adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more or less sugar.

  • For extra richness, you can substitute part of the milk with yogurt or buttermilk.

  • Serve the pancakes immediately after cooking for the best texture and flavor.



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