Corn Pancakes With Gazpacho Salsa

Starting the day on a savoury note...

Corn Pancakes
(serves 2)

Ingredients

All purpose flour or maida - ¾ cup
Cornmeal – ¾ cup
Corn kernels – from 2 ears, about 1½ cups
Low fat milk – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Cilantro – ¼ cup, finely chopped
Olive oil

Method

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add cornmeal, corn kernels and stir in milk and cilantro until just combined. Add more milk if the batter is too dry. Heat a griddle and spray with olive oil. Pour batter to make small pancakes , about 2 inches wide (or more if you like). Wait till one side gets browned, flip and cook the other side. Serve hot with salsa.

Gazpacho salsa

Ingredients

Ripe tomatoes – 2, roughly chopped
Cucumber – ½ cup, roughly chopped
Red pepper – ½ cup, roughly chopped
Red onion – ½ cup
Green chilli – 1
Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
Balsamic vinegar – a splash
Basil – few leaves
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Salt

Method

Take all the ingredients in a blender and blend till it resembles a chunky sauce. Check seasoning and serve with corn pancakes.

This is my entry for Pancakes on Parade, a one-off event hosted by The Well-Seasoned Cook, Susan.

My entry ‘Stand Out and Live-Strong’ has won the ‘Click Spectra’ – first place, in addition to winning the ‘Most Original’. I should say I am delighted by this win, but even more to see that this fundraiser is a success, thanks to your generous contributions.

Bri, I send you strength and endurance through my prayers. Of course, I cannot conclude without mentioning the mighty efforts by Jai and Bee at Jugalbandi, for organizing this mammoth task. I applaud you both for your thoughtfulness. Judges, thank you for selecting my entry as the winner. It made my day.

13 comments:

ms said...

congratulations on a well deserved win! I liked it in thought and execution.

Hannah said...

I don't think I've ever opted for savory pancakes before, but now I'm thinking that perhaps I should... These sound great!

Grace said...

corn cakes paired with this amazing salsa would rock my world. this is a stellar set of recipes for the pancake lover (i.e. me). :)

Lisa said...

A perfect way to start the day. My sweetie will be away for two weeks beginning next Friday and this is exactly the kind of thing that I plan to cook for myself. Just lovely.

Nags said...

congrats on the click win, i kinda knew it :)

Cynthia said...

Ummmm, what a tasty way to start the day.

Raaga said...

looks great :-)

sunita said...

Sug, congrats on your well deserved wins...and you know what, I was just rummaging through pictures of some corn cakes I made a while ago :-P...yours look delicious :-)

Susan said...

Would that I had this spread in front of me as I was going through the last gasps of my round-up. The corn carbs would have fed my brain, and the hot-cha-cha salsa would have kept my eyes open. : )

Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Congratulatons, Suganya!! Well deserved indeed.... and the Pancakes look good.

Katie said...

What a wonderful idea! I will have to remember your gazpacho salsa recipe - I am a big fan of gazpacho.

Great blog!

Vaishali said...

Lovely little pancakes. And the gazpacho salsa sounds very flavorful. I cannot wait to try this, Suganya.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love both sweet and savory pancakes and yours look exceptionally good. And happy belated birthday. Hope it was special. :)

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