Desi Crepes vs American Pancakes

One of my favourite days is soon approaching…. PANCAKE DAY! To help you prepare for the very exciting day I have two delicious and very different pancake recipes that I think you will love!

I’m a all year pancake kind of girl and I normally go for the traditional sweet pancakes with lemon & sugar or Nutella, but I wanted to spice things up… literally.

I free styled a desi crepe with all the haldi and spice and it was delicious, I was very pleasantly surprised. I basically used an Indian styled omelette for inspiration but instead of using just egg I added all the ingredients to the crepe batter.

I also have a massive sweet tooth so I couldn’t forget about my favourite blueberry pancakes recipe by the talented Jamie Oliver!

I hope you love these recipes as much as I love them! And I would love to know what you prefer… Sweet or Savoury?

Desi Crepe recipe

🥞 Crepe batter – (140g plain flour, 200ml whole milk, 2 eggs)

🥞 1 onion

🥞 1 chilli (depends on preference)

🥞3 cloves of garlic


🥞Dried Cumin seeds




🥞Salt & Pepper


1️⃣ Fry onions in oil until brown and add the garlic for a few minutes followed by the garlic, chilli and cumin seeds. Add the Haldi stir for a few minutes and then leave to one side.

2️⃣ Make the Crepe batter, can be shop bought or homemade. I create a smooth batter using the egg and flour and then follow with the milk until a smooth consistency.

3️⃣ Add the onion mix to the batter and add coriander and salt and pepper. I added chilli flakes for an extra kick.

4️⃣ Fry your Crepe on a frying pan with butter (so no sticky mishaps), and flip it.

5️⃣ Add cheese while the pancake is on the pan and fold for a cheesy melted centre.

American pancake recipe

🥞3 large free-range eggs

🥞115 g plain flour

🥞1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

🥞140 ml milk

🥞Handful of blueberries

🥞Clotted Cream



1️⃣ Separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another.

2️⃣ Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter.

3️⃣ Whisk the whites with 1 pinch of sea salt until they form stiff peaks, then fold into the batter

4️⃣ Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat, pour some of the batter into the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, or until it starts to look golden and firm.

5️⃣ At this point sprinkle your chosen flavouring (see below) onto the uncooked side before loosening with a spatula and flipping the pancake over. Continue frying until both sides are golden.

6️⃣ Serve with clotted cream and any syrup of your choice


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