Frustrated that you can’t enjoy some pancakes in the morning (or at any other time of the day) just like everyone else because you are allergic or sensitive to gluten? Well, there are certain types of pancakes that you may consume anytime you like and still not end up facing the various ill effects of gluten, and they’re out of cabbage.
Yes, you can make pancakes out of cabbage, and you can prepare it in a jiffy — you don’t have to be a seasoned chef just to whip up some of them in your very own kitchen!
Other than the fact that they are completely free of gluten, making cabbage pancakes superb for you are those fiber, vitamins and minerals present in each and every piece — and this is exactly the reason why having cabbage pancakes in the morning is such a wonderful way to have your day started!
However, it’s perfectly fine for you to make yourself some cabbage pancakes whenever you feel like pleasing your taste buds and supplying your belly with something so nutritious. Thanks to the loads of fiber present in cabbage, snacking on cabbage pancakes can keep those figure-wrecking cravings from creeping into the scene.
Before we discuss some of the perks of enjoying cabbage pancakes, let’s first tackle how you can make them. Here’s the super easy recipe for making these delicious and health-giving treats:
1/2 cup of gram flour (also sometimes called besan)
1 cup of grated cabbage
2 green chillies (chopped)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons of coriander (chopped)
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger root (grated)
1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds (crushed)
A pinch of sea salt
-Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl. Place every ingredient in it — gram flour, grated cabbage, chopped green chillies, finely chopped onion, coriander, turmeric powder, grated ginger root, cumin seeds and a little sea salt.
-Add water little by little as you continuously mix all of the ingredients using a wooden spoon. Stop adding water once you end up with a thick batter.
-Get a non-stick pan and grease it a little. Set the stove to low-medium heat.
-With the help of a ladle, spread about 1/4 of the batter on the non-stick pan.
-Flip once the other side is cooked.
-Repeat these procedures with the remaining batter.
That’s how trouble-free it is to make cabbage pancakes! It’s a good idea to have them served hot. Also, you may enjoy them with a little chutney or your favorite brand of ketchup that’s free of any gluten.
Because of the presence of grated cabbage, these pancakes are way better for you than regular pancakes. That’s because of the numerous health benefits offered by cabbage, such as:
A stronger immune system
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a nutrient so important for defending your body against all sorts of infections such as the common cold and flu. Vitamin C, by the way, is also good for your skin and gums.
Loads of fiber present in cabbage helps improve your digestive system, thus you get to enjoy more of the nutrients locked in the food you eat. Also, fiber is necessary for keeping you regular, which means that you will find it easier to avoid constipation.
Lowered heart disease risk
Fiber is also good for the heart in a way that it helps in unclogging the arteries. Fiber present in cabbage also helps flush some of the cholesterol in your diet out of your body, keeping them from accumulating in your arteries.
Reduced risk of cancer
Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which means that it is very good at detoxifying the body. With those poisonous substances neutralized, your risk of having cancer may be reduced considerably.