Its pancake afternoon!!!
My Banana & Sesame Pancake with Strawberry Compote is an instant hit at home and its a great lunch box idea too. However, the season for strawberries are over now. Mangoes are in full swing and I decided to make some pancakes with mangoes.
Mangoes were flooded into the market this year and I chose to freeze some mango puree for the later part of the year. Freezing them is really simple and it tastes way better than store bought mango pulp. I skinned some good juicy mangoes and removed the pulp/juice into a mixer. Added about 8 spoons of sugar per kg of mango and churned it into a puree. I then used icecube trays and poured the puree into it and froze them. Later removed them from the tray and put them in ziplock pouches as per portions of one cup each. Now I have mango puree for the rest of the year. I will be making some cheesecake and mango mousse for desserts for parties and I can use the pureed cubes then.
The recipe for the mango pancake is really easy and simple. You can follow the same pancake recipe as for the banana pancake minus the banana ofcourse. I added about 2 tablespoons of pureed mango into the batter instead. You can omit it completely and go with a plain pancake also. Or you could just add a teaspoon of mango essence also.
I also made a mango drizzle to go with this pancake. The recipe is as below:
1 cup pureed mango,
1/2 cup granulated sugar,
1 tbsp cornflour
- In a saucepan, put the pureed mango and sugar and mix well. Allow it to come to a boil.
- Keep it on low flame until it reduces and thickens up a bit.
- Switch off and remove from the gas stove.
- Mix the cornflour in a tablespoon of water and mix it into the hot sauce.
- Mix well and allow it to cool completely.
So for the final assembling, just make a few pancakes as per the recipe and keep them aside. Have a few chopped mangoes set aside. Lay the pancake on the serving plate. Take a teaspoon o two of the mango drizzle and spread it on the pancake generously. Add some freshly cut mangoes on top of this. To add a dash of color I added some pomegranates as well.
Serve this chilled for breakfast. Or dig into it in the afternoon for some guilt free indulgence. This is a great kids lunch box idea too. Healthy, light and fresh!!!