Indian Pancake / French crepes with coconut stuffing

What is your favorite breakfast? Is there any breakfast that you eat over and over again, in spite of it being unhealthy to the core? Is there a breakfast that takes you down memory lane no matter how often you eat it? The answer to all the above questions for me is pancake (The indianised one).

My mother was a working woman, so with two small children to rush to school  the breakfast is more often than not Idly (till today I make plain idly only under extreme duress), but come Sunday this used to be the special. French crepes filled with a coconut and sugar mix. Lovely I still love it and try making it atleast once in a while. Why only once in a while, my husband is not very find of it. Not to mention it is totally unhealthy (all that maida sighhh, not to mention coconut and sugar).

So this is a delicacy that I make about once in a month but this makes a great breakfast or evening snack for children. I do not know a single child who does not love this pancake. Yes I know pancake is thick and this is actually called French crepe, I know. But this is what I called it all my childhood and now the name3 has stuck. Incidentally, it is also called madaku sadhanam in Malayalam.  People you know what I am going to tell you … go ahead and try it out because your inner child will love it

Yummy pancake

All-purpose flour – 2 cups

Milk – 1 cup

Butter – 2 tablespoons, melted

Eggs – 1 or 2

Salt – ¼ tsp


Coconut – 1 cup

Sugar – as much or as little as you want


Pancakes / French crepes

Mix flour, butter, eggs and salt with milk a little at a time in a blender until the mixture gets a dosa consistency. Set batter aside for 10 minutes.

Mix both the ingredients for the filling together and keep aside.

Grease a non stick tawa and make crepes just like you make dosas. Just remember the crepes have to be very thin (ladies remember your crepe dupatas/ sarees etc). Meanwhile take a little filling and line it in the middle  just like you would for a masala dosa and close it by bringing both the sides to the centre. Serve warm.

P.S – If you want to make it a little less unhealthy you can substitute milk with low fat milk or even water. You can do away with the eggs and butter it tastes good but its better with all these ingredients.

Healthier pancakes

You can again substitute sugar with jaggery or brown sugar but its just not the same


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