Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid: Vegetable pancake


It’s not long when the third wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic will hit India. During such uncertain times, a nutritious diet and an optimally functioning immune system can never go wrong. If you have a healthy immune system, rest assured, you can safeguard your body from any diseases, including Covid-19.


Vegetable pancake made with immunity boosting ingredients like carrots, onions, etc, is not only healthy for your body, but also tastes delicious. For today’s segment of Build Your Immunity to Fight Covid, we got in touch with dietician, Neeta Thapa Saikia. She suggests the vegetable pancake along with chutney to help strengthen our immune system to fight Covid-19. As the name suggests, the recipe requires vegetables.


Carrot – 1/4 cup
Spinach – 1/4 cup
Cabbage – 1/4 cup
Onion – 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Green chillies – 2
Ginger – 1 inch


Whole grain flour – 75g
Roasted Gram flour (besan) – 25g
Sattu – 25g
Oats – 25g
Milk – 1 cup
Egg – 1
Refined oil – 2 tbsp


Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
White sesame – 1 tsp
Salt – according to taste


For chutney:


Pumkin seed – 1 tbsp
Sesame seed – 1 tbsp (White)
A handful of mint
Curd – 2 tbsp
Green chillies – 2
Garlic – 2
Salt to taste


Mix together all powder ingredients including flour, gram flour, oats, sattu, salt, turmeric, baking powder, jeera powder and pepper powder. After that, chop the cabbage, onion, spinach, green chilli and coriander leaves. Grate carrot and ginger. Mix together flour mixture and chopped/ grated vegetables. Add milk and egg to this mixture. Mix thoroughly and gently to get a thick dropping consistency. Add few spoons of milk if required. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. In the meantime, heat a non-stick pan and brush some oil. Put a spoonful of mixture on the pan with a serving spoon, flatten it gently in circular motion. Let it cook on low flame, pressing it gently in between. Repeat on the other side till it turns golden brown. To make the chutney, grind all the ingredients except curd. Add curd to it later and mix properly.


You can make five small or two big pancakes with this mixture.



Vegetable pancake is ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even tiffin and snacks. It is very easy to make with readily available ingredients in your kitchen.


Vegetable pancake contains all the nutrients including protein, all types of minerals, vitamins and complex carbohydrates. It also has probiotics and fibres which may otherwise be lacking in the usual diet of a Covid patient. This recipe has ample protein from eggs, gram flour, curd and milk as well as nutrients from the veggies. The spices and herbs like black pepper, turmeric, jeera, sesame seed and garlic will help in boosting immunity. Curd is a good source of probiotics which keeps your gut healthy.


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