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Tuesday, December 24, 2013


I have been wanting to try different pancakes, after my trip to Malaysia Legoland. When I was waiting for our car, I saw few pancakes in the menu of a restaurant. It inspired me to try out few, and actually I tried a Chocolate swirl pancake once initially, but it was a flop show... My swirls went gooey and stuck to the pan. There must be some other knack to do that. Then I tried this one following my eggless pancakes recipe, just added few ingredients to make it red velvet pancakes. When I searched for the recipe online, all the recipes had only artificial food colouring to make it red velvet cake. But I wanted to add something naturally, so added beets alone to make it red. Though the colour may not be too red, I am happy to use beets instead the red food colour. And turned out great as well. I loved it simply with chocolate sauce. Do try this out for your kid, they might love it.

Though I do not post any special recipes for Christmas usually, this post just happened to be a Christmas special post and here by I am Wishing All of you A Merry Christmas as well :)


Eggless Red velvet Pancakes recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 6


All purpose flour/ plain flour(Maida) - 1 cup

Milk - 1 cup

Beet root - 2

Coco powder - 1  tblsp

Brown or white sugar - 1 tblsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 1 tblsp

Baking powder - 1 tblsp

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Butter and honey - For topping


  1. Peel off the skin of the beetroot and cube it. Boil the beetroot – I cooked it in microwave by boiling it in a closed bowl with little water, you can do it in your own way. Let it cool down.1-red-velvet
  2. Mix flour,baking powder, salt and sugar with the whisk.2-pancakes
  3. Puree the beetroot with the milk from the ingredients. Add it to the mixed ingredients for pancakes.3-pancakes
  4. Add milk along with oil and mix gently. Set aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes again give it a mix and heat an iron skillet (dosa pan) until it gets hot. Switch off the stove and leave it for 5 minutes. Again switch on the flame and put it in medium flame. Grease with butter and pour one big ladle full of batter carefully. Do not spread. 4-pancake
  5. Wait until bubbles pop over the pancakes and the colour changes and flip carefully. Cook the other side for a minute and transfer to serving plate. 5-pancakes


  • Iron skillet (Iron dosa pan) works best to get golden brown colour and even cooking.
  • If you want you can cover and cook after flipping, this makes it even more soft and locks the moisture.
  • If you heat the pan really hot and make the pancake immediately, the pancakes turn dark brown in colour. That’s why I have heated the pan and switched off for a while to bring the temperature medium. ( I saw this in a video in you tube)
  • If the pan is too hot, the pancakes will have edges like flower. that is it wont be a perfect circle. So make sure to keep the heat medium.
  • Use a big ladle, so that for all the pancakes, you use only one and so all of them would be on same size.
  • You can use whole wheat flour as well, but experiment with the milk volume as it may take more.  

Delicious pancakes, hot, chocolaty, reddish, velvety pancakes perfect for the Christmas season is ready.


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  1. very different and nice. happy holidays raji!

  2. happy vaccation Raks.. definitely delicious indeed

  3. Lovely color raji!!! Very happy holiday season to you and your family! !!

  4. what a lovely color to the pancakes... adding the beets makes it really healthy... looks so good...

  5. such a delicious looking pancake, gorgeous color and amazing cllick as always.Lovely to see this instead of the usual cakes . Well done ;-) Happy holidays and a Happy new Year ahead

  6. seems and looks yummy :-) Will try it out and let you know. Thanks for the recipe :-)

  7. Loved your pictures. Nice recipe :)

  8. I love your clicks. I am tempted to try these pancakes. Happy Holidays!

  9. Wow! Lovely looking pancake and simply love the idea of adding in beets to this. So healthy! Def trying this... thanks for the idea :)

  10. beautifully colored pancakes. happy holidays raks :-)

  11. Merry Christmas, Raji!
    What a lovely recipe for the holiday season :) and love the colour!

    Will surely try to try it out today itself :)
    I had made your eggless pancakes much earlier and they came out awesome. Only I had made them using non-stick tawa.

  12. we have to add the seperate milk for the puree other than that 1 cup mentioned in the ingredients?

  13. super idea raks and the pic looks stunning what is the setting u used raks

  14. Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely Receipe .. Looks so yummy & mouth watering ....Will try it for sure ...

  15. Great way of having beetroot....specially for kids who hate the veggie.
    Thank u for the wonderful recipe..

  16. Hi Raks....I am your big time fan....this recipe looked so nice that I wanted to try it and give it to my son. I made it however it tasted bitter....Iam sure its because of the beetroot, pls help me remove the bitterness from this recipe.....coz thats the only way I can make my son have beetroot

  17. HI Raks, I am your BIG TIME FAN. This is a yummy recipe and I tried it, however it tasted bitter. I am sure its because of the beetroot. Please help me remove the bitterness, as its the only way I can make my son have beetroots......

  18. Looks so good...esp the color!!

  19. Hi Raks, I've tried a couple of your recipes, pretty clear descriptions & they turn out exactly as you mention :) Kudos to your blog.
    Have started cooking more ever since I got to know about your blog!!


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