Peas Pancakes For Weight Watchers
Peas are good if you want to keep a check on your weight. Peas have carbohydrates but still suit the Low Carb High Protein diet. Peas contain good carbs along and they are a source of zinc, iron, protein and fibre as well. Total fat content of 100 g peas is just 0.4 g. They have no cholesterol and the fibre content is 5 g which is quite good. 81 calories is what you get when you eat 100 g of peas.
The importance of zinc increases as it stimulates production of leptin. Leptin sends signal to brain when your stomach is full. This way you do not end up loading yourself. Presence of iron is another plus as it is not found in many vegetables. Lutein in peas reduces the risk of cataract and age related macular degeneration. Besides these, peas have high amounts of vitamins A and C among many other vitamins.
Now take a look at a yummy and easy way to include peas in your diet. It is a savoury pancake recipe which you will love-
Peas- 500 g
Gram Flour (besan)- 1 tbsp
Garam Masala to taste
Salt to taste
chilli powder to taste
Cooked vegetatbles- any leftover sabzi works
Oil- 1 tsp
Take peas and leftover sabzi in a bowl. I used leftover cabbage sabzi.
Mash them and add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, gram flour. Mix well.
Make small pancakes with hands.
Grill them on a flat tawa with 1 tsp oil.
If you are not weight conscious then add bread crumbs and deep fry the pancakes to get crunchy cutlets.
This is a nice tea time snack and I’m sure that you will love it.
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