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Chinese Scallion Pancakes
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Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Onion pancakes may sound strange to some, but these are more like onion flat bread as the dough is more dense and flaky instead of light and fluffy.

This is a very simple recipe, though the dough requires some elbow grease and a rolling pin.

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup scallions, chopped
  • pinch of salt.
  • Oil for frying

In a large bowl, mix flour, water and salt and kneed into a ball, adding more flour if it is too sticky.

Divide the ball into 4 smaller balls. On a floured surface, roll out one ball into a flat circle with a rolling pin, and sprinkle with scallions. Roll the circle of dough into a log, so that it resembles a jelly roll, and then curl the log inward, as if you were making a spiral.

With the rolling pin again, flatten the spiral of dough so that the pancake becomes no thicker than one centimeter. Heat a drop of oil in a frying pan, and cook each side of the pancake until golden.  

Because the dough has been folded and rolled so many times, the pancake will be flaky, and pastry like.  

When fully cooked, cut into 4-6 triangle wedges, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.


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  1. Anita Vegana
    I voted. Nice recipe! Please come read my new article, Vegan Testimonials, and vote as well. Thank you!
  2. SnakeWitch
    Original indeed! I voted and will not be eating them as I don't like onions. But the recipe looks like it has good potential, and I always like to encourage you! Come check out my new piece when you have a chance! Cheers! PS: On an off-note, check out this video... I'm sure you'll like it!
  3. Veganara
    Voted. Wow, they sound wonderful, and so few ingredients, just what I like! I saw someone making these on TV a while back actually, and I wanted to get the recipe, so thank you for sharing this. I adore onions, they are in almost everything I cook - look out for my onion soup recipe, coming soon!
  4. Carolyn
    Vote #8! Kristo, you sure sound like a chef! Sounds delicious!
  5. Akanksha
    Looks very much like like an Indian style of onion parantha! I second write like a chef and I can visualize the recipe easily :)
    1. kristo
      you know, it kind of does taste indian. very much in fact! I miss indian food!!!!! especially gulab jamun :(
      1. Akanksha
        Akanksha know what a gulab jamun is! :-D If you have any Indian store nearby look for the canned version. Also try rasgulla sometime..though it is not vegan..
        1. Akanksha
          Haldiram's is a reputed international brand of Indian sweets and snacks :-)
          1. kristo
            Awesome! there is very little indian cuisine here, but I am going to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday and plan on eating a HUGE amount of gulab jamun, rasmalai, and burfies. I need to get my yearly fix on indian sweets.
            1. SnakeWitch
              Like if I leave from here, I'll miss the Colombian style beans and the bocadillos, which is a candy made from guava. Delicious! How long did you live in India?
  6. Roopam
    This is nice...salted onion pancakes...sounds refreshing...voted!
  7. Veggie
    I love flat bread by itself or a side to soup and such. Thanks for the recipe, I voted for you! Please come check out my new post on salsa and the benefits of broccoli and vote if you like it!
  8. Jason Roy
    Chinees Dishes are also very delicious and these Chinees Scallion Pancakes are especially very adorable and yummy. Please visit fore more delicious recipes I have never thought that I can even make such delicious Pancakes which are using very simple ingredients.


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