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Friday, November 07, 2014

Scallion Pancakes | Chinese Starter (Step by Step Pics)

Scallion pancake is a savory,no leavened flat bread folded with oil and scallions(green onions).This originated in Chinese culture and is popular in Chinese restaurants.Unlike other pancakes,this pancake is made from dough instead of batter.Though this is made with all purpose flour but to make it more healthy I have replaced it with whole wheat flour.These make a great simple appetizer.Do give it a try and enjoy with soy sauce !!

Adapted The Chinese Takeout Cookbook
*all purpose flour/wheat flour 1 1/2  cup
warm water 1/2 cup
scallions chopped thinly sliced 3 or 1/2 cup
salt 1 tsp
vegetable oil 3 tbsp

  • Oil a large bowl and keep aside.
  • In another bowl,mix the flour(I used wheat flour) and dough to form a smooth dough.If the dough is sticky,add 2 tbsp of flour and knead till its no longer sticky.Knead for 5 minutes and place the dough in the greased bowl.Let it rest for 30 minutes.

  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface,roll out the dough and divide in two balls.then subdivide equally in 3 balls each.Roll out each ball on a floured surface to a diameter of 4" circle.
  • Lightly brush the top with vegetable oil(about 2tbsp for all pancakes) and sprinkle with scallion and salt.
  • Roll up the circle in cylinder form making sure the scallions are in place.Coil the dough in  such a way that it resembles a snail.With a rolling pin,flatten again into disks of 1/4" thick.
  • Heat a non stick pan over medium high heat and when its hot,place the pancakes,pan fry the pancakes like for chapathis.Smear oil on both sides and press down with a spatula to ensure even cooking.
  • Transfer the pancake in a plate and repeat the same step for other rolled balls.
  • Cut in wedges and serve with soy sauce or vinegar dipping sauce.

Servings ~6 pancakes

* I used wheat flour but ideally all purpose flour or maida is used.

You might also be interested in few other Chinese recipes-
Egg Fried rice
Egg drop Soup
Honey Chicken 
Dragon Chicken


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow best for winter and here already it is very cold

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips


Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice My favorite I made it too.

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

That plate looks so inviting!

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Any kind of savoury pancakes are welcome in my household.
Beautifully prepared and presented.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my kids fav.. they really enjoy it.. this looks awesome!

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks very tempting and inviting:) Yumm :)
Will try this:)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

These pancakes are really tasty.. similar to our parathas..

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy twist with WW flour, from mediterranean to Chinese? not fair, don't build up secret.

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a nice pancake.I am sure ur kids would have enjoyed it.

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

These Pancakes are awesome!!! Shall try once!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

That's so yummy!

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Process is same like stuffed parathas...Good one

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

I love scallion pancakes. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!


Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks too delish.. The pic looks so inviting