Millet Flour Pancakes

Millet flour is a very bitter, but nutritious type of flour that is used in India for baking flat breads, such as Rotla’s. They are an acquired taste to get used to. The flour had been with us for a few months now, and i definately wanted to use it, so i set out a set of items to make using this unique flour kind. First up, is Pancakes, something simple to see whether this flourcan be used for other things than just Rotlas.

Typically, pancakes are made with a white or wheat flour, and dont usually have much of a taste, which is why syrup is added. When made with Millet flour (also known as Bajra), the pancakes turn out to have some flavour, a certain bite to it that cannot be described. I mixed in a bunch of spices in anticipation of this, and it got covered quiet well, and maybe even complemented the unusual taste of Millet. Maybe next time i’ll try it with less spice to see how they would turn out.


You will need

  • 3/4 cup Millet flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Small pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Cinammon powder*
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder*
  • 1 tsp Cardamon powder*

* items are optional, you can also add other things like chocolate chips and nuts and whatever else you want


  1. Add all the dry ingredients together, and stir well to incorporate all the spices.
  2. Add the egg, and a little milk to combine the ingredients and slowly add the milk in to get a very smooth paste.
  3. Add the rest of the milk to make a pancake batter consistency. Yes, it’ll look green, and yes it’ll be yummy.
  4. Let sit for a minute or two, and add more milk if necessary. The batter should be smooth and thick and pour able, but not to thick that it doesn’t pour, and not too thin.
  5. Next, heat up a non stick skillet to low-medium. Then make the pancakes! 1/4 cup per pancake is good, or more.
  6. Once the sides look dry, flip it over for another minute or so.