- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 cup black bean dal or lentils
- 3 cups water
- 5 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
- 2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, stems trimmed, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Yogurt, chopped tomatoes, and chopped cilantro for garnish
Mix ground mixture with water, yogurt, and salt in a bowl. Cover with plastic and set aside in a warm place at least 12 hours or as long as 24 hours. When ready, batter should be smooth and foamy, a bit thinner than pancake batter.
Just before cooking, add tomatoes, serrano chiles, red onion, and cilantro. Stir to combine.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small, well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over high heat until medium hot. Pour in 1/3 cup batter, reduce heat to low, and spread batter evenly with a ladle or spatula. Fry until well browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat this procedure, heating an additional tablespoon oil each time, until all batter is fried.
Stack pancakes between layers of aluminum foil in a roasting pan and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven. To serve, arrange 2 pancakes on each plate and top with yogurt, tomatoes, and cilantro. For smaller servings, slice each pancake into quarters and serve with garnishes for dipping.
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