Who loves Pancakes? And by pancakes I mean Kabalagala? Better yet, have you ever tried making Kabalagala? I have many times all the way from my childhood… and I haven’t made the perfect Kabalagala. They are either hard, rubbery, floury or taste like baking powder. So naturally I would just buy from the experts who just have the magic touch. I have noticed that these perfect pancakes/Kabalagala are usually found on the streets. There is so much talent on the streets of this nation food-wise!
So due to my failure to make a perfect Kabalagala, I decided to do it the easier way. The western pancake, Ha! You know the one with milk and eggs. It was one random day where bananas were available and we just kept adding ingredient by ingredient. The ones that worked, we kept note and the ones that did not work, we still kept note. The first time it was a hit then the second time, it tasted even better. So are you ready to try this pancake with eggs?
What you will need
4 Medium bananas
½ Tsp. Ground ginger
6 Tbsp. Milk
2 Tbsp. Cassava flour
1 ½ Tbsp. Baking (wheat) flour
1 Tbsp. Sugar
In a bowl, mash the bananas with a glass. Crack the eggs in the bananas and using a fork, Whisk the eggs in the bananas. Next whisk in the ground ginger , sugar, cassava flour, and baking flour. Pour in the milk and whisk till evenly distributed. Set aside. On medium heat, add a tablespoon of cooking oil in a frying pan and let it cook for a few seconds. Depending on the size you want for the pancakes, Use a ladle to scoop the pancake mix and gently pour it in the frying pan and cook until some bubbles appear on the top and the underside is golden brown and crisp. Using a spatula, flip the pancake and let the other side cook for some minutes. Make sure it does not burn since it has milk. Remove from the frying pan and repeat the process till the pancake mixture is done. Garnish with sliced bananas or serve with Zesta red plum jam.
Women’s day is around the corner… and we are all geared up to celebrate in every possible way. By celebrate I mean making the women in our lives feel extra special (because they are special every day of every year!). While there are parties, concerts and banquets happening, you can make this banana pancake for the special woman/women in your life or you could choose to make any of these dishes for them.
What are you doing for women’s day?
PS: . If you don’t have non stick pan, butter or margarine (blue band) will work best since it prevents the pancakes from sticking to the pan.
PPS: Also I’m still vigorously trying my hand at the Kabalagala. The day I make edible ones, you’ll know about it here!