Corn Panki: Corn and semolina pancakes cooked between circles of banana leaves. Accompanied with a tall glass of milkshake, this truly is a healthy breakfast.

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Makes 16 servings


2 grated sweet corn cob
3 tbsp semolina (rava)
2 tsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp fresh low fat curds (dahi)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
3 banana leaves (kele ka patta)
oil for greasing

For Serving
carrot garlic chutney


  1. Using a 75 mm. (3″) diameter cookie cutter, cut out 32 rounds of the banana leaves. Grease the banana leaf rounds with some oil and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the corn, semolina, coriander, green chillies, curds, oil, salt and 1/3 cup of water and mix well.
  3. Heat a tava (griddle) and place 4 greased banana leaf rounds on it.
  4. Pour a spoonful of the corn mixture on each banana leaf round and cover with another greased banana leaf round. Cook on both sides till the banana leaves brown slightly and the pancake in-between peels off the banana leaf easily.
  5. Repeat twice to make 12 more pankis.
  6. Corn Panki is ready. Serve hot with carrot garlic chutney.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 31 cal 2%
Protein 1.2 g 2%
Carbohydrates 6.2 g 2%
Fiber 0.4 g 2%
Fat 0.4 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 45.8 mcg 1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.1 mg 1%
Vitamin C 0.7 mg 2%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 5.5 mcg 3%
Calcium 20.2 mg 3%
Iron 0.1 mg 0%
Magnesium 6.6 mg 2%
Phosphorus 14.7 mg 2%
Sodium 7.7 mg 0%
Potassium 28.2 mg 1%
Zinc 0.1 mg 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.