Quinoa Paneer Mini Pancakes

A traditional pancake with Asian flavors, paneer & quinoa. The slight nutty crunch from the quinoa when mixed with Indian flavors & veggies makes it one hearty meal. Enjoy this for breakfast or as an evening snack.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 carrot - grated
  • 1/2 cup paneer - grated
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 tbsp cilantro - chopped
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • salt as required
  • oil as required
  • cheese - optional


  • First step is to cook quinoa. I cooked it in a rice cooker but you can also cook it in a pan. The idea is to double the water quantity to quinoa while cooking it. In a bowl, add grated carrots, paneer ( can be easily found in Indian store/Lucky's market), paprika, ginger paste, salt, garlic powder and cilantro. Mix them together. Then add baking powder, all purpose flour, cooked quinoa and milk. Mix it to make a pancake batter. Heat a mini pancake pan and smear oil in all the grooves. Pour a spoonful of batter in each and cook it till it turns golden and flip. Cook the other side the same way. You can add cheese on top as well if you wish to.