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Goan Pan Rolls (Happy Pancake Day)

Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday.  It’s the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  I thought of presenting these savory pancakes that are pretty popular in Goan kitchens.  You can choose to make them with a spicy ground beef mixture, chicken, lamb, mutton or shrimp.  You can also make them as a dessert. I remember growing up with these wafer thin pancakes encased with fresh coconut and jaggery.  Whichever way you choose to make these, either sweet or savory, you can bet you won’t be stopping at just one.  It is pretty labor intensive, but the results will be worth it in the end.

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