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A Pancake Tuesday Special

 Pancake Tuesday is also referred to as Shrove Tuesday . It derives its name from ‘shrive’,  which means  absolution for sins. In the US it is also called  ‘Fat Tuesday’ indicating the practice of eating rich and fatty foods before the Lenten fasting. In French it is called Mardi Gras.

The actual tradition of mixing the ingredients for pancakes is thought to come from a pagan ritual.  Some others  say it is a Christian tradition – with each ingredient representing one of the four important aspects of the faith.

Eggs for creation.
Flour for sustenance of life.
Salt for wholesomeness.
Milk for purity

Here’s the recipe for a fresh batch of pancakes

Ingredients: For pancake

  • Maida- 250 gms
  • Eggs – 2 (lightly beaten)
  • Oil or butter for coating pan
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients: For filling

  • Fresh big coconut – 1 (scrapped)
  • Scrapped Jaggery – 3 pyramid (around 1/2 kg) 
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp


  1. Take Maida in a bowl.
  2. Then add salt and beaten eggs.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Prepare a thin batter that should be of dropping consistency.
  5. Mean while in a bowl add the scrapped coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder and mix well
  6. Heat a pan, brush oil.
  7. Then put a ladleful of batter and fry.
  8. Add the filling in the pancake and roll.
  9. Now the pancakes are ready to relish.

Your pancakes are ready to be enjoyed. Enjoy your Pancake Tuesday.

Please read our earlier article Chestnut (Singhara) flour pudding

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