Friday, January 4, 2013

PANQUECAS DE TAPIOCA ( Tapioca Pancakes)

These are flat griddle-cakes similar to a pancakes or crepes, white, chewy and without much flavor... Made with tapioca..rolled or folded and filled with any number of sweet or savory fillings, like crepes are. Some favorite fillings are  carne , banana with sugar and cinnamon powder, Grated coconut with condensed milk, grated cheese, or simply butter. This is a popular street food of Brazil.


How to make them:
Tapioca flour ... it is available ready in the stores. It has a slightly moist texture. In case of unavailability you may try out this tip. Grind the sago pearls in a mixer or dry grinder. Add a generous pinch of salt. Sprinkle cold water over it and spread it in a wide dish. It should resemble the crumbs texture.. Air it for an hour and try using it.


Heat a non-sticky pan. Reduce the heat. Using a large strainer, sift the tapioca flour into the pan spreading it evenly in a thin layer. Use your hand to push the flour. It just takes a couple of minutes to cook. Spread the topping of your choice and fold it like a dosa.You don't even need any oil.


1. With Chicken Mince Topping.
( I stir-fried some onion and added the chicken mince and Indian spice powders. Cooked it until done.This is the spicier version to suit our taste buds)

2. Grated Cheese Topping.
( This is the savoury topping that is usually made here... just the plain grated cheese. Add anything else to it if you like.)


3. Banana, Sugar and Cinnamon Topping:

(Slice the banana and spread on the pancake. Sprinkle cinnamon powder. Sugar is optional)



4. Chocolate Topping

(Grate the chocolate on the pancake while making it..)

30 comments:

  1. OMG ! Fabulous one...
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  2. Yumm... So much variety of Pan Cake... Really interesting... Kids Lovable items... Nice Click.

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  3. Delicious pancakes.. Loved all the choice of toppings..

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    1. Thank you Divya.. you can choose some more of your choice ..

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  4. i love this type of snack. So thin and light that I could eat a few. Nice and crispy.

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  5. Very interesting pancakes, seriously am loving those varieties of toppings, especially that chocolate one.yuMM!

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  6. ah smthing different

    looks good and what happend to pic prb before

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  7. Wonderful pancakes with varieties of toppings. Never heard about sago pancakes.....amazing!

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/runner-beans-shim-bharta.html

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    1. Thanks dear.. this is a Brazilian speciality

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  8. Interesting n inviting pancakes n totally different...

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  9. wow....it looks so scrumptious!

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  10. I never heard of a tapioca pancake or dosa hum.. its interesting

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  11. I have tapioca flour in my pantry I shall try these, I have never heard of them.

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    1. I am sure you will like them.. they are so light too..

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  12. Interesting idea to use tapioca to make pancakes, would definitely like to try making these sometime! - Manjiri

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