Kelapura- Banana Coconut Pancakes

I have been reading the Savoring Series of books from William Sonoma and the desserts series is a gastronomic experience with over 125 recipes from various international award winning cook books

Savoring Deserts has a eye catching , mouth watering photographs and clear instructions. It contains recipes from all over the world and I plan to try quite a few of them, especially the french desserts.

There are quite a few desserts from India , which impressed me.

I decided to make Kelapura- Banana coconut pancakes from Tamilnadu, India. I tried googling and asking a few friends from Tamilnadu and Kerala but none could throw light on this dessert. I’d appreciate if anyone can tell me more about the origins of this dessert.

I adapted the recipe to my liking and all I can say that I melted eating it!! Delish is an understatement!! A kid friendly and a quick dessert too. Not too sweet and perfect for my palate.

One can substitute the banana with berries, apples etc and make this heavenly dessert !

The recipe in the book calls for adding abt 1/4 inch of oil in a frying pan and then pouring the batter. I used a teaspoon of oil on each side and still the pancakes were crisp . K ate them with honey, but I didn’t want change in taste, so I ate them just like that.

This is my entry to Srivalli’s Dosa Mela

Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event Srivalli !

Ingredients :

1/2 cup Unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup of milk
6-8 cardamom pods
1/4 cup jaggery
1 ripe banana , peeled and mashed.

1. Mix the flours, jaggery, coconut milk and milk and whisk until there are no lumps.

2. Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and crush using a mortar pestle or a rolling pin.

3. Add them crushed cardamom and banana and whisk until there are no lumps.

4. Heat a nonstick pan and add oil, once its hot slowly pour the pancakes onto the pan, Once done, slowly remove it and flip onto the other side , In case you are finding it difficult, Invert a plate which is bigger than the size of the pancake and flip the pan so that it falls onto the plate and then place the uncooked side on the pancake.

5. Remove from heat and serve hot .

Kelapura drizzled with honey and topped with strawberries

17 thoughts on “Kelapura- Banana Coconut Pancakes

  1. bee says:

    this sounds like neyyappam in pancake form. the ingredients are similar, and they look gorgeous. tell K to try them with nutella next time 😀

  2. Dee says:

    Bee. Id love to try them with Nutella, i can kill for it .. I get a teaspoon of it once a month thats all :( will do it the next time… He cant eat any dessert while Im not.. Nope

    It was heavenly Sandhya!!

  3. Cham says:

    What a delicious combo? Bee is right: Yes , it is a sweet paniyaram but shape is different :) any how, who care about shape when it is delish?

  4. Mansi says:

    these look fabulous Dee! and I’ve seen this book too and couldn’t stop reading! jaggery is a nifty replacement to sugar….bananas and cardamom do pair well!

  5. anuzi says:

    We have a similar pancake recipe in the konk cookbook. But yours looks much easier to make. Will be trying it out. The pics looks awesome!

  6. Tee says:

    Looks super delicious !
    It was really sweet of you to stop by my blog and enquire about me. I have been really busy at work, and hence could not be active in the blogsphere. I am finally done with the long hours and will soon be updating my blog.

    Thanks alot!

  7. Dee says:

    Thankyou guys for the wonderful dish, this recipe is surely on my favorites list, please do let me know how it turns out for you…

    Tee, so good to see you back!! hope you will blog regularly now

    Bee, I couldnt resist making these the next day , wanted to try with the nutella and yes it does taste great, better than the honey!! Thanks for the tip!!

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