Masala dosa is a South Indian tiffin dish that has become extremely popular all over India and abroad. The batter made is similar to regular dosa batter with some additional ingredients. One variant of masala dosa, the Mysore masala dosa, uses two types of chutneys. See Dosa.
Murtabak is an Indian Muslim dish commonly found in Singapore. It is made from a thin dough filled with minced meat, usually mutton, and fried on a griddle until it turns golden brown. The fillings also include garlic and onion. Murtabak is served with slices of cucumber and onion and a bowl of curry sauce.
An oatcake is a type of pancake made from oatmeal, flour and yeast, and cooked on a griddle. Crêpe-style oatcakes are a local delicacy in the North Staffordshire (Stoke-on-Trent) area of England, and may be known to non-locals as a North Staffordshire oatcake or Potteries oatcake. When pre-cooked, they are a form of fast food; catering outlets in the area usually offer oatcakes, with fillings such as cheese, bacon, sausage and egg. The Oatcake Guide has a recipe to make crêpe-style oatcakes from scratch with oatmeal; here is a recipe for pancake-style oatcakes, Darbyshire-style. According to The Oatcake Guide, oatcakes were developed by returning soldiers from India, trying to replicate the chapattis that they’d had in India. The term also refers to a Scottish biscuit made with oats. See our pancake mix review for oat pancake mixes.
Okonomiyaki is Japanese pan-fried savory batter cake (pancake), filled and topped with a variety of ingredients. Okonomi means “what you like” or “what you want,” and yaki means “grilled” or “cooked” (as in yakitori and yakisoba); so the name translates to “cook what you like, the way you like.” The batter is made of flour, grated yam, water or dashi, egg and shredded cabbage, and usually contains other ingredients such as green onion, meat, squid, shrimp, vegetables, kimchi, mochi and cheese. Okonomiyaki is often compared to an omelet, pizza or pancake because of the variety of ingredients it can contain, and is sometimes referred to as “Japanese pizza.” It is prepared like a pancake: The batter and other ingredients are spread and fried on both sides. The finished pancake is served with additional toppings such as okonomiyaki sauce (a thicker, sweeter type of Worcestershire sauce), nori (dried seaweed), dried fish flakes, mayonnaise and ginger.
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