Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chebab/Emirati Saffron & Cardamom Pancakes/Emirati Chebab

Chebab/Chabab/Shebab is one of the most known Arabian pancakes which is eaten for breakfast simply with butter,honey,sugar, jam or else with date syrup. Chebabs are yeasted pancakes and they are the most liked breakfast of many in Arabic countries. These chebabs have their own place even in Ramadan meal. Flavored with cardamom and saffron,these pancakes are simply fabulous to indulge with some buttery honey sauce. Chebabs do exists in two versions, for the old version of chebab,dates are used instead of sugar. If you check for this Chebab recipe, you will surely find them out with dates in them. Dates are soaked in hot water until they turn soft and later they are used in making this super flavourful pancakes. And the other difference from most of the pancakes is this pancakes calls for yeast. Often baking powder is used as leavening agent in most of the pancakes, but this Emirati pancakes calls for yeast hence these pancakes are slightly heavier and spongy than the other pancakes.

Chebab, Emirati Pancakes

If you have already tried Moroccan Baghrir, the popular 1000 holes pancakes, you will find that these chebabs don't have much difference apart from the spices. Yes cardamom and saffron is used in this pancakes and the addition of these two spices makes this spongy Chebabs more flavourful and catchy. The addition of cardamom powder gives a wonderful flavor to this incredible pancakes while saffron gives the beautiful yellowish colour which is seriously very colourful to eyes with a subtle aroma.If you are follower of my space, you might have noticed that am running a month of blogging marathon with 4 themes for 4 weeks. And for the first week of this Mega marathon am running with International Breakfast as theme, after some delicious Pancakes and breakfast buns, am posting this flavorsome rich Emirati pancakes to suite perfectly for this theme.

Chebab, Emirati Saffron Pancakes

Recipe Source: Taste of Emarat
3cups All purpose flour
1tsp Yeast
1cup Milk
1/2tsp Salt
1/4cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4tsp Saffron
1/2tsp Cardamon powder

In a bowl, take the flour, sugar, salt,yeast,cardamom powder, saffron and pour the lukewarm milk. Whisk the eggs and add it to the mixture.

Add the enough water to make a mixture and turn them as pancake batter, keep aside in a warm place.

Let the batter sit for an hour.

Heat a pan, grease it generously, pour a ladle of batter and cook in medium flame on both sides until they turns golden brown.

Serve them immediately with butter and honey.

Yeasted Emirati Pancakes, Chebabs

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Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Super soft and spongy . And my bookmarking list keeps on increasing on seeing your various lovely pancakes!! Delicious!!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Looking at the pic, i thought it's baghrir pancakes. I'm sure that adding cardamom & saffron flavors surely takes this pancake into whole new level. I love those flavors and the color of saffron in the pancake. Great share!!!

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Two of my favorite spices, Priya, Saffron and Cardamom. I am already in love with these pancakes. I am sure to make these in an eggless form.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Such a flavorful and aromatic pancakes Priya. Like you said they look similar to Baghrir but more fragrant with the addition of saffron and cardamom. Love how fluffy and spongy they look.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The cardamom and saffron are making this pancake unique .the pale yellow is looking pretty and I am sure these must have been so delicious . They somehow remind me of sheermal ,the Hyderabad’s bread . Great pick .

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

ha ha aks I just posted my C recipe and came back to comment and saw this :D Same pinch :D:) Your chebab looks far better than mine so perfectly shaped and well presented :) Super busu busu nu holes yellam perfect on your pancake !! So right these are spongiest pancakes aks !! You are guru of perfection oru 3 captures potalum summa crisp aa irruku pictures !!

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Saffron does take the flavor to another level! These pancakes looks so fluffy Priya!

great-secret-of-life said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! this look so amazing Priya.. Nice soft pancakes!

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow you girls rock with your intl breakfast recipes. great man. Priya, love that color that saffron has given to this pancake.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

These pancakes with cardamom and saffron look so festive and the honey butter syrup sounds so exotic..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely variation to the baghrir! Saffron and cardamom do add lot of flavor to the recipes and they are 2 of my favorite spices.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Another chebab for the day!..awesome one and I will surely have this bookmarked..very nice pick Priya..

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Omg look at those million joles in the pancakes. I am definitely going to try these pancakes which seems to be a perfect dish for breakfast.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That is one rich pancake with saffron and cardamom Priya! Those holes in that pancake says how fluffy and perfect they are! Gorgeous!

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

I'd chosen chebab as one of the breakfast dishes and then cancelled it as I thought I'd have too many pancakes for the theme. The pancakes look so tempting and I love anything with saffron and cardamom in it.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

They are a nice variation to baghrir and sound more aromatic and flavorful. They look so fluffy and spongy.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Almost like our appam with a twist .. this is a flavourful breakfast to dig into

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love these flavorful pancakes with that delicious honey buttered sauce. My kids love these.