Basic Pancakes


My niece has taken after me. She looks exactly like me when I was her age – real curly hair, chubby cheeks , rosy lips. She has even inherited my unreserved love for water I had at that age. She doesn’t mind taking bath 100 times a day and loves ‘pimming’ (swimming) pool the best.

We call her a ‘cyclone’ cos all we can see after she has been to a place (say dining table or telephone table) is scattered stuff all around. She goes to the dining table first, does a good job there and then proceeds to the next place.

What I found most funny was her throwing something down and then looking at me and saying “Aiyyo!”. She makes the perfect “Oh oh” sound at the accurate places, mostly after she drops something she is not meant to.


Bhagus has a problem with sharing her stuff if she is not in a good mood. She went to the extend of holding and carrying an air filled baby chair (light weight stuff) over her head for almost an hour when another kid visited them :-))

My parents love all of her antiques and their eyes brighten up when they talk about Bhagus. I couldn’t spent much time with her this time, yet I can’t help smile when I think of her!

So now that my son is there at her place (he is with my brother in Bangalore), I wonder what and all she is holding up her head!!


Recipe Source: Basic Pancakes

Serves: 2-3


  • All purpose flour : 1 cup
  • Baking powder : 1 tbsp
  • Sugar : 2 tbsp
  • Salt : 1/2 tsp
  • Milk : 1 cup
  • Egg : 1, beaten
  • Butter : 3 tbsp


  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add milk, beaten egg, butter. Whisk till no dry lumps remain.
  3. Heat a tawa/pan. When its hot, add a teaspoon of butter. Add 1/4 cup of the pancake batter. Let it cook until bubbles appear on top and there is not much of moisture left. Turn over and cook the other side.
  4. Make pancakes with the rest of the batter. Stack and pour honey on top and serve hot. Yumm!!

Note: These are basic pancakes. You can add mashed fruits/berries to the batter for a different version.


This recipe is off to Blogging Marathon 27, a monthly marathon for April. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for more details. Also sending this to Swathi’s Favorite Recipes for this month’s theme of Bookmarked Recipes, hosted by Pallavi.


16 thoughts on “Basic Pancakes

  1. Turned out awesome. Added one teaspoon of vanilla. Great texture, daughter (3) was very excited to have pancakes on a week day:)


  2. i was waiting for this recipe, ever since you had used them in ur header, then after a while, when i was sure you had not posted them in any of ur archives, i felt it was a picture taken of someone else’s work, these look so good to be real, and then i find that you actually use the same ingredients as mine, yet mine dont look these good, anyway, will try again, and reading abt ur little neice brought smile to my face as well


  3. I’ve been working insane hours and feeling very tired and was just thinking to have breakfast and wanting pancakes but feeling too lazy to make you’ve inspired me to go into the kitchen and make those pancakes!


  4. The pancakes look mouthwatering.
    Just this evening I was wondering how you take the daily happenings in your life and turn them into these anecdotes to amuse us. :) And here you are again with Bhagus. I don’t think I will ever forget the chair incident. :)


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