Crepes are a favourite with mostly everyone! Be it sweet or savoury…..its very hard to refuse a well made crepe! My daughter just loves them and i make them very often at home. A single batter with lots of fillings…..like jam, nutella, ganache, strawberries n cream..and then the savoury ones.. you can fill it with almost everything! Left overs.. or make your own fillings…just use your imagination. These crepes can be used instead of lasagne or canneloni sheets also! Serve them on their own or topped with a sauce and put into the oven for a while for a satisfying main dish.
This is an “eggless” recipe but as i said you can use the filling you want.
INGREDIENTS FOR ABOUT 10 CREPES:
7 heaped tablespoons of whole wheat flour (you can use normal flour too)
1.5 cups of water or as needed, add the water bit by bit
1 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of soda bicarbonate
oil to grease the frying pan
filling of your choice
In a blender ( i used my magic bullet) add the flour and water and salt. Blend into a batter ( took me less than a minute).
Keep the batter aside for about 10 minutes.
I kept it in the plastic jug itself.
Heat a non stick frying pan with a drop of oil.
Pour a bit of batter and swirl the pan around so the pan is covered with the batter.
Cook on one side ( about 30 seconds) and then flip over and cook on the other side.
Fill with filling of your choice and roll up.
Thats it!!! Isnt this easy??????
FOR THE SPICED PANEER FILLING
1 cup of paneer
1 onion chopped fine (Jains omit the onion)
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi Tandoori Spice Mix (tandoori spice without any added color..to buy click HERE)
1 teaspoon of chopped coriander leaves
red chilli powder to taste
1 tablespoon of ketchup
1 teaspoon of a good spanish olive oil
FOR THE MUSHROOM SAUCE
1 cup of mixed assorted mushrooms, chopped (for those of you who live in spain, i used the chopped mushrooms you get from mercadona)
1/2 cup of whole or semi skimmed milk
salt to taste
a pinch of ground black pepper
For the paneer: Heat the olive oil in a pan and sautee the onions with salt till they are transparent. Add the spices and the paneer and mix. Add salt to taste and the ketchup. Cool and fill the pancakes. Layer them in a baking tray and pour the mushroom sauce on top and bake in a hot oven at 220 degrees till bubbling.
FOR THE MUSHROOM SAUCE:
Heat the milk in a pot and add the mushrooms and cook for about ten minutes. Add the salt and pepper and leave it to cool. It will thicken a bit. Pour on top of the crepes or any grilled meat or pasta.
To make paneer at home
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