How to make Cucumber and Spinach Pancakes with Greek Salad

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : British

Course : Snacks and Starters

Cucumber and Spinach Pancakes with Greek Salad

Cucumber and Spinach Pancakes with Greek Salad Recipe Card


British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cucumber and Spinach Pancakes with Greek Salad Recipe

  • Cucumber peeled 2 medium

  • Spinach shredded 1 medium bunch

  • Rice flour 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Olive oil for cooking

  • Feta cheese 50 grams

  • Greek salad

  • Cucumbers peeled 2 medium

  • Tomatoes 2

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green olives pitted 11-12

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Red bell pepper cut into dices 1

  • Black olives pitted 11-12

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves 5-6


Step 1

Grate the cucumbers and put in a bowl. Add salt, ¼ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder and mix well. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Squeeze out the moisture from the cucumber mixture and reserve the liquid.

Step 3

Add spinach, yogurt, rice flour to the cucumber and mix well. Add turmeric powder, salt, remaining red chilli powder, remaining pepper powder and sufficient water. Mix well and make a smooth batter. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 4

To make Greek salad, cut the cucumbers into dices. Cut tomato and onion into dices and place all these vegetables in a bowl. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper powder, reserved liquid and mix well.

Step 5

Add broken green olives, olive oil and mix well. Add red bell pepper, broken black olives and toss well.

Step 6

Heat ½ tsp olive oil in a non-stick pan. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread into a pancake. Drizzle little olive oil on the sides and let the underside cook. Flip and cook the other side also till evenly done. Similarly, make other pancakes.

Step 7

Add hand torn lettuce leaves in the salad and toss well.

Step 8

Place the prepared salad on a serving plate. Fold the pancakes and place them along the salad. Crumble feta cheese and add on top of the salad and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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