Taste from the Roots - Stuffed Pancakes

Stuffed Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

Filling:

11 oz (300 grams) beet (or other root vegetables)

5 oz (150 grams) carrots

½ piece/4 oz (100 grams) red pepper

2 oz (50 grams) hazelnuts; chop in half or chop coarsely

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon ghee/olive oil/coconut oil

2/3 cup (150 ml) jasmine rice

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups (300 ml) water

PREPARATION

  1. Peel and dice the vegetables.
  2. Put the vegetables, pepper, nuts, thyme and fat in a pot, and fry for one minute.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and add the washed rice, water and salt. Allow the rice to absorb the water for 10 minutes while the batter is prepared.
  4. Cover the pot and cook the rice at low heat for approx. 12 minutes.

Batter:

7 oz (200 grams) white spelt flour/wholemeal wheat flour

2 oz (50 grams) whole meal spelt flour/wholemeal wheat flour

1 tablespoon ghee/olive oil/coconut oil + fat for frying

1 teaspoon salt

2½ cups (600 ml) water

½ cup (125 ml) junket or yoghurt (optional)

  1. Put the flour, fat and salt into a bowl. Slowly add the water while whisking. Put fat in a non-stick frying pan (important!) and spread some batter in a thin layer. Fry the pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side at medium heat.
  2. Spread 1/8 of the filling on each pancake and add approx. 1 tablespoon of junket or yogurt. Roll or fold the pancakes and place them on a platter.

Stuffed pancakes are loaded with many nutritional benefits. This one favourite dish is a must added dish on your daily diet routine.

Health benefits of Beetroot

  1. Helps lower blood pressure
  2. It is low in calories and has virtually no fat
  3. Protects your liver from toxins
  4. Is a good source of folate
  5. Boosts endurance during your workout
  6. Improves digestion
  7. Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress
  8. Rich in valuable nutrients and fiber
  9. Supports in detoxification and helps purify the blood
  10. The powerful phytonutrients that give their colour may help to ward off cancer

Health benefits of Carrot

  1. Carrots contain antioxidants, which may protect against cancer
  2. Vitamin A in carrots helps prevent vision loss
  3. Antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots may help regulate blood sugar
  4. Carrots contain vitamin C, this helps boost the immune system and prevent disease
  5. Carrots increase satiety and decrease calorie intake

Health benefits of Red pepper

  1. They contain phytonutrients which have powerful antioxidants that counter environmental toxins
  2. Red peppers provide 300% of daily vitamin C intake
  3. They help in treating and preventing inflammation
  4. It is an excellent source of vitamin A that supports healthy eyesight
  5. Red peppers aid in weight loss

Health benefits of Hazelnuts

  1. Hazelnuts are loaded with nutrients and healthy fats
  2. Hazelnuts provide a significant amount of antioxidants
  3. The high concentration of antioxidants and healthy fats increase antioxidant potential and lowers cholesterol levels in the blood
  4. It may help prevent and decrease inflammation
  5. It contains several compounds that may help lower blood sugar levels

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