Wednesday, 25 July 2012

NIMBA PATRA PITHOU BHAJA (HEALTHY NEEM LEAF PAN CAKE)



Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a fast growing tropical tree that is native to East India and Burma and also grows in widespread areas of South east Asia and West Africa. The use of Neem as a medicinal herb dates back over 5,000 years. Today its benefits have been proven by scientific research and clinical trails.
  • In treating Diabetes, neem has been found to actually reduce the insulin requirements by as much as 50% without altering the blood glucose levels.
  • Also used for sinusitis, Jaundice, acne problems, to lower Cholesterol levels, is highly effective in treating gastritis, indigestion, heartburn, kidney problems etc....
This recipe i have prepared for my dear Papa, who is a diabetes patient. He just loves this neem pan cake. Everyone can taste it. Its very good for health in rainy season. 

Ingredients:-
1/2 cup Fresh Neem leaves                                                          
1/2 cup soaked rice                            
6-7 Garlic cloves
3-4 Green chillies
1 tsp Cumin seed
1/2 Onion chopped
1/2 inch of Ginger piece
2 tsp Besan (Gram flour)
1 tsp Jaggery (gud)
Salt to taste

Method :-
Clean and wash the Neem leaves. Grind the neem leaves with rice, ginger, garlic, green chillies, chopped onion, cumin seeds together in a blender and make a fine paste. Shift the batter to a bowl, add jaggery (gud), salt, besan (gram flour) and mix well. Heat little oil in a non-stick pan. Place small balls of this mixture and flatten it to thin round shape. Fry it both the side till becomes golden brown in low flame and switch off the gas stove. Keep aside the pan cake in a serving plate, sprinkle black salt a little over pan cakes and serve hot.

Note: If it will consume hot, it will taste less bitter. 

2 comments:

  1. never thought we can prepare pancakes with neem leaves.. healthy choice..

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