Chinese green onion (scallion) pancakes are one of our favorite things to eat and it’s really simple to make! Adding moringa leaves to this recipe gives it a nutrient boost and also adds a fuller deeper flavor. If you’ve never heard of this special ingredient, learn more about moringa here.
Carlienne’s Moringa Green Onion Pancakes
- Mixing Bowl
- Chopsticks for mixing
- Spoon or pastry brush
- Rolling pin
- Non-stick pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting work surface
- 1 cup boiling water
- Up to 1/4 cup toasted sesame seed oil (or regular oil)
- Additional vegetable oil for cooking
- 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1 cup finely chopped moringa leaves
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour and boiling water. Start with half the water and mix with trusty chopsticks and add remaining water gradually as dough comes together.
- Pro Tip: You want enough water and flour for it to come together without being too sticky or too dry, so add water slowly and add more if needed.
- Transfer to a floured work area and knead until smooth.
- Place dough back to the bowl and let it rest for at least 30 minutes or even overnight.
- Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape into small balls.
- Flatten the ball with your hand and roll out to about 8-9 inches.
- With a spoon or pastry brush spread some sesame (or vegetable) oil then roll it up like a log or cigar.
- Take one end of the log and twist the roll into a swirl, like a cinnamon bun, and pinch the end to connect or tuck underneath.
- Flatten and roll out to about 8-9 inches and brush/spread oil again.
- Sprinkle some salt, green onions, and moringa leaves.
- Again, roll it up like a log and then twist like a cinnamon bun, flatten to 8-9 inches and cover a piece of plastic while you form the rest of the pancakes.
- Pro Tip: If it’s your first time making these pancakes, finish making one pancake and cook it as your tester before you make the rest of the pancakes. This will tell you if you need more salt or something.
- Pro Tip: You can make these ahead of time and just keep it wrapped in the plastic until you are ready to cook. You can even make a big batch and freeze it so you have moringa green onion pancakes on demand!
- In a non-stick pan on medium-high heat, add some oil and then fry the pancake until a nice golden brown color has formed on the bottom.
- Flip it over and cook until golden brown also. Set aside and cook remaining pancakes.
Try it with:
A dipping sauce, like a soy sauce and vinegar mix or something sesame oil based. Have moringa green onion pancakes as a snack with Moringa leaf tea.
Tools Used To Make This Dish*
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- Cutting Board: Boos Block Edge Grain
- Duxtop Portable Induction Cooktop
- Half Size Hotel Pan
- Cuisinart Stainless Steel Pans
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- Sony A7rIII
- Sony SEL2470GM Lens
- Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22
- Deity V-Mic D3
- Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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- Sirui ET Series Tripod
- White Balance Card
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