Thursday, September 24, 2015

Raised Pancakes - Omani Breakfast Pancakes

Food in Oman is similar to those other Middle Eastern countries. "Hummus" and "Tabbouleh" are the staple meal. Typical ingredients used in a dish are beef/mutton/lamb/chicken/seafood, rice, pistachios, dates, yogurt and spices. Pork is absolutely taboo as in all Muslim countries. Because of the presence of the expatriate population, biryani and curries are popularly eaten. As Oman had a historical role in the spice trade, you can taste them in Omani cuisine. Cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, turmeric and saffron are commonly used in cooking. Food is not pungent as these spices are used in moderation. Mixtures of these spices are ground and then added to the meat dish called "bizaar". "Haree" is a dish made with boiled wheat and flavoured with the usual bizaar and eaten with rice. "Qabouli" is a Pakistani meat dish with potatoes eaten with rice.

Local coffee is known as "ahwa". "Halwa" is an Omani sweet made from flour, brown sugar, saffron, cardamom and rose water. Fresh fruit juices are popular. Salty buttermilk called "laban" is served.My today's breakfast dish for this week's theme for this month long blogging marathon from Omani cuisine is this Raised pancakes.

Omani Raised Pancakes

The Omani people are real good at preparing breakfast dishes like raised pancakes containing white flour, brown flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, cooking oil, butter, and honey. Except this, they also cook flat pancakes, using brown flour, water, cardamom, and salt. However i want to experiment the raised pancakes and tried at home. Its tastes simply awesome when served with honey or with dates syrup. These raised pancakes makes an excellent filling meal and suits awesome even for a sunday brunch. Easy to make and definitely a spongy pancakes to relish with your favourite syrup.

Omani raised breakfast pancakes

Recipe Source: Elite Life
1/2cup All purpose flour
1/2cup Wheat flour
1tbsp Baking powder
1/4tsp Salt
3tbsp Sugar
1 Beaten egg
1+1/4 cups Milk
Honey or dates syrup

In a bowl combine the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar.

While in an another mixing bowl combine the milk, eggs and oil.

Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture all at once. Stir just until blended. Do not over stir. It will still be slightly lumpy.

Pour about 1/4 cup of batter on a hot and lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet.

Cook until bubbly on the top and set at the edges.

Flip and cook until the other side gets  golden brown.

Drizzle with a little butter.

Serve with honey or dates syrup.

Omani pancakes

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  1. this is similar to our vellam doasi.yummy

  2. I like all the pancakes that get made across countries..makes a quick breakfast dish right..

  3. Lovely spongy pancake...amazing to see such variety of pancakes in the last couple of days.

  4. Pancakes have turned out porous and spongy. It is amazing how pancakes are made across the world..

  5. Very soft and fluffy pancakes,.Looks yummy.

  6. love the crispy marks on the pancakes. Looks great

  7. So much like our vella dosai... Super delicious and yummm...

  8. Isn't it amazing to see similar recipes across global cuisines? Lovely.

  9. Wat a spongy pancakes, looks so inviting.

  10. Wow, those pancakes look so soft and fluffy. Love those holes on the surface. Yummy breakfast to start any day!!

  11. Wow what a lovely and soft pancake. Will love to make it some time.

  12. Wow what a lovely and soft pancake. Will love to make it some time.

  13. These make a quick and yummy breakfast.


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