Pancakes and Kima

Flour is a tricky ingredient because it needs precise measure. That is why I do less baking or any food that flour is the main ingredient! But when the tummy calls, I have to answer.



  • 4 cups of Flour.
  • 8 cups of warm water.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup of Cooking oil.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

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  1. In a clean bowl, add the flour, baking powder, eggs , sugar, salt and stir.. Gradually add water into the mix to the thickness you prefer. I prefer i light pancake paste. Add the cumin seeds  and cooking oil and stir. Cover with a moist cloth and let it set for 1 hr.
  2. On high heat, place a pan and let it heat up.. add a scoop of the pancake paste on the pan and spread evenly on the pan with a circular motion.
  3. Add cooking oil with a table spoon round the pancake, flip and let the other side cook.. You can add oil if you prefer but i am trying to eat healthy, so less oil for me. Remove when both sides are light brown.
  4. Repeat the process.

Kima/Mince Meat


  • 1/2 kg Mince Meat (Kima)
  • 3 medium sized onions (finely chopped)
  • 4 large tomatoes (grated)
  • 1 large egg plant (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin, coriander, curry powder
  • 1 chilli beef cube
  • A handful of parsley (chopped)
  • A handful of chopped bell peppers
  • Salt to taste.

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  1. In a hot pan, add ghee let it heat. Add the onions stir and let it lightly brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes and stir. Add a small amount of warm water and the egg plants and cover.
  3. Add crumbled chilli beef cubes and the other spices and stir.
  4. The trick for making then kima not ball up when you add it into the mixture, is to soak it in water.
  5. Add the kima into the mixture, stir and cover. Add warm water and the tomato paste and stir.
  6. Add the parsley and green bell peppers.
  7. Serve while Hot.

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