Pudla – Dudhi Na Pudla – Gujarati Savoury chickpea flour crepes
Pudla or poodla are Gujarati style savoury pancakes made using chickpea flour.
Servings Prep Time
4pieces 10minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4pieces 10minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To prepare pudla, start by adding chickpea flour to a large bowl along with grated bottle gourd. Peel the skin before grating. In case you are using zucchini, no need to peel before grating.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except water and oil.
  3. Start with 1/2 cup water and whisk well to get a easily pourable batter. Add remaining 1/4 cup water if need be to adjust consistency.
  4. Heat a non stick pan. Smear few drops of oil / ghee evenly using kitchen paper.
  5. Pour roughly 1/2 cup pudla batter in the centre of the pan, and spread in concentric circles. Don’t thin it out too much. Drizzle few drops of oil / ghee around circumference. Cook for 3-4 mins on medium flame. Lift the edge using a sharp spatula. If the underside is golden brown, then turn over and cook this side for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with a green chutney or pickle.
  7. Makes a complete protein and fibre rich meal with a cup of yogurt.
Recipe Notes

VARIATIONS:

Instead of bottle gourd, grated zucchini, finely chopped spinach, coriander or fenugreek leaves, all make good substitutes.

You can also substitute part of the chickpea flour with rice flour or sorghum (jowar) flour for a slightly crisper texture.