Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jabeez ~ Yemen Dish | Black Eyed Peas Pancake

Jabeez is a Yemen style savory pancake. It is filled with goodness of greens, flavor of cumin & perfectly spicy. The original version of this recipe added a egg to it, which I skipped & rest was the same. 
Jabeez can be served as a appetizer, snack or can be your scrumptious healthy dinner. Myself I made it for dinner & served it along with peanut chutney made south Indian style. It was so perfect & reminded us akki roti or Koyya roti we make with rice flour.
Adapted from here.
Prep Time - 2hr20mins { Soaking + resting + chopping}
Cook Time - 20mins for all pan cakes 
Serves - 4Big pancakes or 8mini one's
3/4Cup black eyed peas {soaked}
1/2Cup wheat flour 
4Green onions/scallions  finely chopped 
1Small onion finely chopped
1/4Cup cilantro chopped 
2Tsp red chili powder / Black pepper powder
1Tsp roasted cumin powder 
1Cup water {As needed}
3Tbs oil
1Tbs yeast 
1/2Tsp turmeric
Pinch of salt
- Soak black eyed peas for 1hr at least.
- Grind black eyed peas to a smooth paste using little water. 
- In a bowl add the grind pea paste along with wheat flour, scallions, onions, cilantro, cumin powder, yeast, turmeric & salt. 
- Add water & mix them well. It will form into a thick smooth paste. Adjust salt if needed. Allow it to sit for 1hr with closed lid. 
- Heat pan & add few drops of oil to pan. Now add a medium size ball of batter to pan. Then press it around to make a flat shaped roti. 
- Close with lid & cook till it is crisp. Remove the lid & flip it to other side. Cook till it is crisp on the other side too. 
- Remove on to a plate & repeat the same with rest of the batter. 
- Enjoy it with your favorite chutney.
- Add another cup of water to make it a smooth batter & you pour it onto a  just like the pancake batter.
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  1. I would have never guessed it was made with black eyes peas. Very interesting recipe.

  2. Nice recipe for pancakes it surely has a Indian touch of pancakes. Like that plate and a nice pick.

  3. interesting and healthy dish totally new to me

  4. That's a good looking roti..sounds very much like our own..It was a wonderful month long posts from you..enjoyed the virtual treat..

  5. Jabeez looks fabulous,filling,nutritious.. I can have this thick pancakes for my breakfast to kick start a day.

  6. Nice spicy bread. Some of the Yemeni recipes are so similar to Indian recipes.

  7. Wow! Akki roti kind of with black eyed peas!! Love this combo!! Bookmarked!

  8. What a healthy & delicious looking pancakes..

  9. That reminds of akki rotti though this version is more nutritious and can be a meal on it's own.

  10. Nice way to use black eyed peas! The dish looks good.Nice one Sreevalli

  11. wow savory pancake with black beans surely is a great idea and tempting dish dear :)

  12. Reminds me of thalipeeth . Its a delicious and healthy snack.