Variation On A Classic Dish

Stuffed Pancakes with Lentil Dal

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Stuffed Pancakes with Lentil Dal

Stuffed Pancakes with lentil dal - Favorite dish meets exotic filling

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Health Score:
91 / 100
45 min.

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Nutritional values

Lentils are rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, which provide long-lasting satiety. In addition, nerve-strengthening B vitamins and blood-forming iron are present in the legumes.

If you do not like cilantro, you can simply replace the herb with flat-leaf parsley. If you like, cook double the amount of dal and enjoy the leftovers the next day with rice or pita bread.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie693 cal.(33 %)
Protein34 g(35 %)
Fat27 g(23 %)
Carbohydrates77 g(51 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage11.6 g(39 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D1.3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin E7.6 mg(63 %)
Vitamin K40.2 μg(67 %)
Vitamin B₁0.7 mg(70 %)
Vitamin B₂0.8 mg(73 %)
Niacin10.5 mg(88 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate183 μg(61 %)
Pantothenic acid3.5 mg(58 %)
Biotin31.4 μg(70 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.6 μg(53 %)
Vitamin C35 mg(37 %)
Potassium1,718 mg(43 %)
Calcium377 mg(38 %)
Magnesium183 mg(61 %)
Iron10.5 mg(70 %)
Iodine34 μg(17 %)
Zinc5.4 mg(68 %)
Saturated fatty acids8 g
Uric acid219 mg
Cholesterol169 mg
Complete sugar23 g


12 ozs Whole Grain Spelt Flour
3 eggs
10 ozs milk (whole)
1 onion
1 garlic clove
5 Tbsps Canola oil
1 tsp ground Turmeric
½ tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp ground cilantro
7 ¼ ozs Red lentils
7 ¼ ozs Vegetable broth
7 ozs strained tomato
5 ozs Cherry tomatoes
1 handful cilantro leaves
2 Tbsps Lime juice
4 Tbsps Buttermilk
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Preparation steps


For the pancakes, mix flour, eggs, milk and 1 pinch of salt until smooth and let rest for about 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, for the dal, peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Sauté onion and garlic for 4 minutes over medium heat. Season with turmeric, cumin and coriander and mix in lentils. Stir in broth with strained tomatoes and let everything thicken over low heat for about 15 minutes, adding more water if needed.


Meanwhile, wash tomatoes and cilantro, set aside a few cilantro leaves for garnish, chop the rest. Halve tomatoes, add to dal with cilantro and season with lime juice, salt and pepper.


While the dal is cooking, fry 8 thin, golden brown pancakes, one after the other. To do this, pour 1 tsp. oil into each pan, pour in a little batter and bake for 2 minutes per side over medium heat. Keep pancakes warm in oven at 80 °C (convection oven 175°F. To serve, fill each pancake with dal, fold slightly and arrange on plates. Drizzle filled pancakes with lentil dal with buttermilk and garnish with cilantro leaves.