Spicy Bombay vegetable stack

Spicy Bombay vegetable stack


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About this recipe: A colourful vegetable curry makes a perfect filling for a stack of delicately spiced pancakes and provides your five-a-day in one meal.

Maggie Pannell

Serves: 2 

  • 50g plain flour
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • pinch of ground turmeric
  • pinch of ground coriander
  • 1 large egg
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 100g carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 200g broccoli, stalks sliced and head cut into small florets
  • 175g courgettes, diced
  • 75g frozen peas

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl with the spices. Add the egg and stir to combine, then gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth batter that is about the thickness of double cream. Transfer to a jug and set aside.
  2. To make the filling, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a gentle heat. Stir in the onions and curry powder and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes until the onions are slightly softened.
  3. Stir in the carrots and red pepper and cook for 5–6 minutes, then add the broccoli and courgettes. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the peas and pour in 75ml water. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.
  4. Meanwhile heat a frying pan, preferably non-stick, on a moderate heat. Brush lightly with 1 tsp of the oil. Pour in about a third of the pancake batter and quickly tilt the pan around so the batter forms a large even pancake. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, then remove and place on kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 2 more pancakes, greasing the pan with a little more oil each time.
  5. Place 1 pancake on a large platter and spoon half the vegetable curry over. Top with the second pancake, add the remaining curry and finish with the third pancake. Cut into wedges using a sharp knife and serve at once.

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For a more substantial main course for meat-eaters, add 200g diced cooked lean turkey to the vegetables.

cook's tip

The pancake batter can be made up to a day ahead and kept, covered, in the fridge. Cooked pancakes can be made up to 3 days ahead, stacked between sheets of greaseproof paper and wrapped in cling film: store in the fridge or freezer. The vegetable curry can be made up to 2 hours ahead and then gently reheated over a low heat.

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Reviews (2)


A nice twist on your classic pancake recipe, and actually went down very well with the Other Half, who is not a curry fan. - 10 Mar 2010


Used different ingredients. I put in a couple of tomatoes in place of the courgettes - it worked quite nicely. - 10 Mar 2010

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