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Scallion Pancakes- Green Onion Pancakes

Scallion pancakes- crispy, flaky and outright delicious Chinese scallion or green onion pancakes with very few ingredients like flour, scallions, salt and oil. Vegan recipe! This scallion pancake recipe shared here is super easy to make and authentic one that I have been making for years. Do try this keeper fail proof recipe and enjoy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, continental
Keyword: scallion pancakes
Servings: 8 pancakes
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Harini


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons oil for spreading in the dough + 2 teaspoons for making dough
  • salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallion greens or spring onion greens
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes optional
  • 8 teaspoons oil one for eahch pancake


Making The Dough

  • Combine flour, salt, oil in a mixing bowl.
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  • Add water gradually and knead into a very smooth and supple dough. Let the dough sit for 15-20 minutes.
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Rolling and shaping the dough:

  • Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.
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  • Roll a portion into thin circle of 8 inches.
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  • Spread oil generously and sprinkle finely chopped scallion greens and chili flakes.
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  • Now starting from one edge, roll into a tight log. Pinch and seal the edges.
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  • Starting from one end, roll into a coil.
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  • Now roll the coil into a thick circle gently without spoiling the layers.
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Cooking the scallion pancakes:

  • Heat a cast iron pan and add few drops of oil. Place the rolled pancake and add oil over the edges. Cook in medium flame for 2 minutes. Flip and cook until it turns crispy and golden brown.
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  • While making the dough start with less water and as you knead. I have not given exact quantity of water as every brand of flour is different and requires different quantity of water.
  • Use sesame oil if possible to get that authentic flavor. If it not available use any neutral cooking oil. I do not recommend olive oil for this recipe.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve these scallion pancakes warm either as whole or cut into wedges with a dipping sauce like chili garlic sauce,mango chili sauce, bell pepper sauce, tomato sauce etc.


Serving: 8scallion pancakes | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg