Monday, September 16, 2013

Chinese Scallions Pancakes – International Food Challenge (IFC) # 1

InternationalFood Challenge (IFC) was started by Sara and Shobana. This month they gave Chinese Cuisine – Cantonese Region Recipes. I decided to make Pancakes. I like the taste so much. It is different version of pancakes.

Prep time – 30 minutes
Cook time – 30 minutes
Total time – 1 hour
Yield: 4-8 servings
Recipe source here


Pancake dough
2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
½ tsp coarse salt
1 cup boiling hot water
3 to 4 Tbsp – vegetable oil
2 cups scallions or spring onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
Coarse salt

Soy Dipping Sauce
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
½ tsp crumbled dried red chilli
½ tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp sugar

  1. In a bowl add flour, salt, hot water and 1 tsp vegetable oil. Mix well.
  2. This can also be done in a food processor with a dough blade.
  3. Sprinkle flour on a surface, knead dough until soft and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and a warm towel. Keep it aside for 20 minutes.

Make pancake:
  1. Divide dough into 5 to 6 balls. Roll the pieces into balls.
  2. Sprinkle flour on a surface, roll out into a thin circle (about 1/16th inch thickness).
  3. Apply a teaspoon of oil evenly over the pancake. Sprinkle salt evenly over the pancake.
  4. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoon of spring onion over the pancake.
  5. Roll the pancake from one end like a rug, then curl the roll around in a spiral and pinch the end to the rolls so it stays wrapped.
  6. With the palm of your hand, press the roll from the top to flatten it.
  7. Roll the pancake out to 1/8th inch thickness.

To cook:
  1. Heat a tawa, apply 1 tablespoon oil. Cook pancakes, flipping once, until golden, 2-3 minutes per side.
  2. Season with salt. Cut into wedges, serve with dipping sauce.


For dip:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and serve with pancake.

Linking to:
IFC # 1 by Sara & Shobana,
Gayathri's WTML event hosted by Priya.            


  1. Scallion pancakes looks very flaky and yummy Shailaja, very nice click...

  2. looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

  3. wow scallion pancakes looks absolutely delicious and tempting me dear :) you have made them perfect and love swirls in them !! :)

  4. Delicious scallion pancake looks perfect.

  5. Nice clicks and tempting

  6. Wonderful pancakes dear :) Luv the accompaniment also ;)

  7. yum yum savory pancakes...looks delicious :-)

  8. Thank you very much dear for linking the pancakes to the wtml event, waiting for more yummy and delicious recipes...


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