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Vegan Lentil Pancake With Spicy Tofu

Vegan Lentil Pancake With Spicy Tofu

  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 pancakes 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan lentil pancakes with spicy tofu are made by grinding yellow moong dal (lentil) with spices and then pan-frying it with spicy tofu on top. You can make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.




  1. In a bowl add 1 cup moong dal (yellow split lentil) and 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds. Wash them thoroughly and then drain out the water. You can soak the lentils for 2 hours but that’s optional if you are in a hurry.
  2. Now add the washed lentils and fenugreek seeds to a grinder.
  3. Add chopped green chilies and add ginger. 
  4. Add 1/2 cup water and grind it into a smooth paste. Add water if your batter is not smooth and grind till smooth paste.
  5. In a bowl add the yellow lentil paste then add 1/2 cup rolled oats powder. (I have taken rolled oats and then powdered them into a grinder)
  6. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, and gram masala powder.
  7. Add water as required and mix well to form a smooth batter. Keep the batter aside for 10 minutes.
  8. Heat a frying pan and brush with 1 tbsp of oil
  9. With the help of a ladle pour the batter and spread to form a round shape like a pancake.
  10. Now top the pancake with sliced onions, tofu cubes, cherry tomatoes cut in halves, and chopped coriander leaves or parsley.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes till below surface is little golden brown.
  12. Now cook the topping side for 3 minutes on medium flame. Press with the spatula frequently.
  13. Now flip again and the topping side is golden brown. Take it out with the help of a spatula.
  14. Serve hot with ketchup or dip of your choice.

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  • Wraps can also be made from these pancakes.
  • If you wish, grate a variety of vegetables like onions, carrots, and capsicum into the batter or make a light vegetable sauté to serve as the filling inside the pancakes.
  • You can keep leftover pancakes in the refrigerator covered. To reheat, simply microwave or reheat in a pan. Alternatively, pancakes can be frozen. After they have thawed overnight in the refrigerator, reheat them.
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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6 pancakes
  • Calories: 330 Kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 8g

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