Sarvapindi (Crispy Rice Flour Pancakes - Traditional Telangana Cuisine)

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Sarvapindi (Crispy Rice Flour Pancakes - Traditional Telangana Cuisine)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 3
  • 3 cups rice flour

  • 1/4 cup chana dal (Bengal gram lentil), soaked overnight

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 green chilies, chopped

  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped

  • 2 sprig curry leaves, chopped

  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds, dry roasted

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut

  • 2 tbsp. roasted peanuts, coarsely ground

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder or to taste


  • First mix together chana dal, onion, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, sesame seeds, coconut, peanuts and cumin seeds.
  • Combine the rice flour, salt and red chili powder. Then combine all the ingredients and prepare a dough with required quantity of water. Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Divide into 4-5 equal portions. On a greased pan / tawa, spread into a big circle just like chapati with the tip of your fingers. Keep sprinkling some water while working on it.
  • Make few holes on it and drizzle oil in them. Cover and fry on a low flame till one side is done before flipping it over.