Protein Panki

Dietician Amit Shah


  • 1 Cup Chola Dal ( Split Cow Peas ), Soaked for 3 hours and drained
  • 10 Spinach (Palak) Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Green Chilli Paste
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste
  • 3 - 4 Banana Leaves, Cut into 150mmx150mm (6x6 inches)


  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.


  1. Combine the chola dal, spinach leaves and 1/2 cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth
  2. Add the ginger green chilli paste, oil, asafoetida, and salt and mix well.
  3. Place 2 greased banana leaves on a flat surface with the greased side facing upwards
  4. Por 2 Tbsp of batter on one banana leaf and cover with the other greased banana leaf with the greased side facing downwards.
  5. Press it gently to spread the batter evenly to make it a thin layer
  6. Heat a non stick tava and cook the panki on both sides till light brown spots appear on the banana leaves and the panki in between peels off the banana leaves easily.