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Banana Wheat Pancake ( Banana Gothumai Dosai)

IMG_5095 As I have mentioned in my earlier post,  In recent times Pancakes has become one of the common breakfast. Though I generally prepare Whole Wheat Pancake for my son, in the mission of adding some fruits  into his diet tried Pancakes with banana Checkout my other pancakes Eggless Pancake Strawberry Whole Wheat Pancake Cornmeal Pancake

Banana Pancake:

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Resting Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Dry Ingredients

Wheat Flour – 1 cup

Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp

Baking powder – 2 tsp

Honey/White Sugar/Brown Sugar – 2 tbsp (Adjust according to your taste, I used brown sugar)

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Wet Ingredients:

Banana –  1 (1/2 cup mashed)

Egg – 1

Milk – 1 cup + 4 tbsp (I used 2% milk)

Vanilla extract – 1/4 tsp

Olive oil/butter – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp (for the batter)

Butter –  1 tbsp (Unsalted,  Melted at room temperature)


  • In a bowl add all the dry Ingredients; mix well and Set aside
  • In a separate bowl beat the eggs well; add milk banana puree, melted butter and vanilla extract; whisk well
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir gently.  Set batter aside for 10 minutes


  • Heat an iron skillet or a non-stick pan on low to medium heat. Reduce heat to low and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the pan. Do not spread the batter. Allow it to spread on its own. Add little butter around the edges. Cook the pancake on low medium heat for half a minute or until bubbles appear over the pancake

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  • When the pancake turns to a nice golden shade, flip it over and cook for half a minute and transfer to the serving plate
  • Serve warm, topped with butter/honey/Maple Syrup/Powdered Sugar/Caramel syrup/butterscotch syrup/Fruit syrup

My Notes:

  • For eggless version add 2 bananas instead of one
  • If you are resting the batter for a long time drizzle some tbsp of milk to reach the desired consistency
  • All purpose flour can be used instead of whole wheat
  • Cardamom powder can be added for flavoring



Cracked wheat and Oats kozhukattai


Kozhukattai is a traditional recipe prepared with broken rice. Adding a healthy twist, I have tried it with cracked wheat and oats. Rich in fibre, this is a good breakfast option.

Cracked wheat & Oats kozhukattai:

Preparation Time : 5  mins | Standing time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Broken Wheat/Bulgur  – 1 cup

Oats – 1 cup

Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

Salt – as needed

Water – 4 cups

For tempering

Coconut oil or Any refined oil – 1 tsp (I used coconut oil)

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli – 3

Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch


  • Dry roast the broken wheat and oats till a nice aroma comes. Put it in a blender and blend it coarsely. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add oil to the pan. After the oil is hot, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chilli and asafoetida. After it splutters, add 4 cups of water, coconut and salt to taste. Bring to boil. Once the water starts boiling add the broken wheat and oats, mix well.
  • Stir till all the moisture evaporates and broken wheat and oats are half cooked. Sprinkle some water if required. Switch off the heat


  • Take water in a small bowl and use it while forming kozhukattai. Form kozhukattai when the half cooked wheat and oats are not too hot to handle. Let it not cool too much, at the same time. if required grease your hand in water to form  Kozhukattai



My Notes:

  • I have used Cracked wheat, which is slightly larger than the regular broken wheat. If you are using smaller broken wheat, reduce water quantity accordingly
  • If you are using regular broken wheat, no need to blend

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat Pongal

Cracked Wheat Pulao

Cracked Wheat Pongal (Godhumai Rava Pongal)

As I mentioned in Cracked Wheat Pulao, Cracked wheat pongal is a recipe from my Amma’s cookbook. I like to prepare pongal as it doesn’t require much effort. Like Oats pongal, cracked wheat pongal is a healthy breakfast recipe. Image Cracked Wheat Pongal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Cracked Wheat/Samba Rava/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup

Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp,  chopped

Water – 4 cups

Ghee – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 spring

Cashew nuts – as needed

Hing – generous pinch


  • Wash and soak moong dal, set it aside (I soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
  • Add ghee to the pressure cooker, saute Cracked wheat and soaked moong dal for 2 mins
  • Pressure cook cracked wheat and moong dal, along with chopped ginger and salt in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles. Switch off and Keep it aside


  • Add ghee to the pan, when it is hot add Cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves and hing. Once it splutters, add this seasoning to the cooked pongal and mix well


  • Garnish with some roasted cashew before serving. Serve hot with any chutney/sambar


My Notes: 

  • If you are using fine wheat rava instead of cracked wheat, reduce the water accordingly

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked Wheat Pulao