This Indian chickpea pancake recipe offers an ethnic alternative for flapjacks on Fat Tuesday if you feel like experimenting with Indian cuisine. From Deepa Mistry of the Mela Food Blog, the Pudla (Indian Chickpea Pancakes) are usually enjoyed with a cup of masala chai tea.
Though traditionally served at breakfast, the Pudla pancakes can also be eaten as a snack or light evening meal. On Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras they can be had as a main course at dinner, followed by a British thin pancake or sweet crepe as a dessert course.
The spiced chickpea pancake is made using a mix of wheat flour and chickpea flour as well as green chilies, garlic and ginger. They are typically served with natural yogurt and Indian pickles.