These quick and yummy Goan pancakes are served with a sweet coconut sauce.


  • For the pancakes:

  • 90 g (3 oz) creamed coconut, grated

  • 25 g (1 oz/2 tablespoons) butter

  • 2 medium eggs, beaten

  • 125 g (4 oz/1 cup) self-raising flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt

  • Sunflower or soya oil for frying

  • For the sauce:

  • 90 g (3 oz) caster sugar

  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime

  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange

  • 15 g (1/2 oz) each of seedless raisins and natural unsalted cashews, split

  • 25g (1 oz) seedless raisins

  • 90 g (3 oz) creamed coconut, grated


  • 1.

    In a mixing bowl, blend the coconut with 300 ml (½ pint/1¼ cup) boiling water and add the butter.

  • 2.

    Stir until the butter has melted and let the mixture cool before gradually stirring in the eggs. Sieve the flour into a bowl and stir in the nutmeg and salt. Add one tablespoon at a time to the coconut mixture and beat with a wire

  • 3.

    Beater between each addition. Alternatively, blend all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Let the batter stand for 20-25 minutes before cooking.

  • 4.

    Heat a griddle or flat pan on a medium heat and coat lightly with fat. Coat thinly with batter, turning the pan around while pouring so the pan is evenly coated. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until tiny bubbles appear, turning over once.

  • 5.

    To make the sauce, mix the coconut milk and other ingredients together and put in a pan on a medium heat. Cook for two minutes and remove from the heat.

  • 6.

    Arrange 2 pancakes, (per person) folded into four in a triangle shape and pour sauce over each. Alternatively, sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 5005kj
  • Fat Total 181g
  • Saturated Fat 103g
  • Protein 107g
  • Carbohydrate 732g
  • Sugar 38g
  • Sodium 156mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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