Usha Singh

I have no valid excuse for not creating a post in the last couple of weeks, however I have no clue as to how the day passes by and then it is over. I sometimes think I accomplished more in a day when I was employed full time than I do now. At the moment I am assisting my son and daughter in law with the “major renovations” to their new home. It is not easy for them as both have full time, stress full jobs in the corporate world, nonetheless the renovations are going well and I am sure the end product will be an amazing home for them and their brood of 2 cats and 2 dogs. I also spend a lot of time with my 2 nieces (3years & 20mths), they have brought so much joy and happiness to our family and it is wonderful to have girls in the family after my boys and my sister’s son. I always like to take them something when I visit, and my sister is trying to ensure they do not have too much of sweets, cakes and etc (they already do have a sweet tooth like the rest of us). The other day I decided to make them some pancakes and then I thought why not try a savoury version and substitute the cake flour with chick pea flour and that is how I created this dish, and I served it with plain tomato sauce for the little princess.

Savoury Crumpets

30ml oil

100ml water

125ml chick pea flour

30ml self raising flour

5ml teaspoon ginger & chilli mixture

2ml turmeric

3ml chilli powder (optional)

1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)

5ml crushed cumin seeds

5ml sesame seeds

5ml salt

2ml grated rind of a lemon

35ml chopped herbs (methi-fenugreek herbs) (you could use spinach, watercress or a green of your choice)

30ml chopped coriander

30ml finely chopped onions (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a small vessel and add the water to it (this will splatter a lot so be careful), once the water boils remove from heat and allow to cool completely
  2. Mix all of the other ingredients to form a ‘ crumpet’ like batter
  3. Heat a flat frying pan, spray with a non stick spray and cook like you would cook a crumpet
  4. Serve with a spicy tomato sauce and some vegetable pickles, or you could serve it with a salad as a light lunch



Savoury Crumpet

Savoury Crumpets

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