Okonomiyaki or the cabbage pancakes are really an easy meal to try when you are really busy. The other thing is cabbage is less in calories. I am not a person who loved cabbage. Now I love to eat cabbage in these pancakes when ever I feel lazy to cook. As a full time worker I always cut my vegetables oduring the weekend. i store them in fridege for my one pot meals. I call this a one pot meal too.
To make the pancakes a full meal you can add several different vegetables and some meat in to the pancake mix. Some people like a soft pancake texture when some others like the fillings with less batter which is enough to bind the ingredients together. There are no rules for filling or the toppings. Use what you have in the fridge.
There is one thing you should remember when you make these pancakes. Vegetables always gives extra liquid when you mix them all together with salt. So be carefull when adding more liquid. I always do several and add a bit more flour for the last few as you will get all the uices out from the mixture.
When making the pancakes try cooking onb a low flame to get the best look. Its served with diferent types of sauces. Add anything to your liking as the topping. If you are a vegetarian try omitting prawns and eggs.
This recipe will serve 4-6 people.
I am using half of a large cabbage . Shredd or grate or cut finely.
Add other flavours to it. I used leeks onions , prawns (I used cooked prawns)and green chillies. Chillies are always optional.
Add about a cup of flour with 3 table spoons full corn flour in to a bowl with salt and pepper.
Break 3 eggs in to a bowl and whisk well. Pour on to the flour. Add 1/2 cup of milk to mix with flour. Make a batter.
Add the chopped vegetables and prawns on to the batter. Mix well.
Pour the prepared batter with cabbage on to a grill or a pan and cook on low flame on both sides until well cooked.
Serve hot with your favourite sauce as the topping.