Savoury Lentil Crepes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Savoury crepes made with a mix of four types of lentils, a sprinkle of salt and a dash of fresh chillies.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 crepes
Author: Rapti B
  • 1/4 cup Masoor dal / Red lentils (split & dehusked)
  • 1/4 cup Hare mung / Mung beans / Green Gram
  • 1/4 cup Mung dal / Petite yellow lentils / Mung beans (split & dehusked)
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal / Split pigeon peas
  • 2 tablespoons Rice (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 inch Ginger (chopped)
  • 3 Green chillies (chopped)
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  1. Mix the lentils and rice in a large bowl and wash them well. Add 2 cups of water and soak the mixture overnight. Or for 4 hours at least.
  2. Drain the mixture and retain the water, if any.
  3. Add chopped ginger and green chillies to this mix, throw in some salt as per your taste.
  4. Blend the lentils until you get a fine batter. Ensure the batter is not too thick or runny; remember you are making thin pancakes when adjusting the consistency of the paste. Use the drained water to adjust the consistency of the paste.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan.
  6. Take a ladle filled with batter, around 1/4th cup, and pour it in the centre of the heated pan. Spread the batter with the flat side of the ladle to make a round crepe.
  7. Take a teaspoon of oil and drizzle it around the edges of the crepe. Wait till the edges are golden before gently flipping them over.

  8. Cook till both sides are golden or brown, depending on how crisp you want the crepes.
  9. Serve hot with chutney or a sauce of your choice.
Fritter time!
  1. You can even make fritters with this batter. Add half a cup of chopped onion in the batter.
  2. Heat 1 cup of oil in a deep frying pan. Once the oil is hot enough, scoop out 1 tablespoon of the batter and add to the hot oil.
  3. Fry till the fritters or bhajiya are golden brown.
Recipe Notes