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Okonomiyaki – Savory Cabbage Pancakes

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Japanese Style Okonomiyaki – Savoury Veggie Cabbage Pancake recipe. Perfect for snack or brunch. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 pancakes 1x



For the Pancake

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (if using)
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onion
  • Oil for frying pancakes

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon hot sauce

For garnish

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup spring onion, chopped


For the pancake

  1. Take a bowl and add in two eggs, water and soy sauce. Add in the sesame oil, black pepper and flour. Whisk well to combine.
  2. Add in the finely chopped cabbage and spring onions. Add in the salt. Whisk well to combine.
  3. Heat a skillet and add in a teaspoon of oil. Add in a big ladle of the okonomiyaki batter and spread with a spatula.
  4. Cover the skillet with a lid and let it cook for two-three minutes on medium flame.
  5. Once the bottom of the pancake is brown, flip.
  6. Press the pancake and let it cook the other side for couple of minutes more. Okonomiyaki pancakes are ready.

For the sauce

  1. Mix in the Mayo, soy sauce, ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Transfer the mayo to a small zip bag and cut the end of the bag.
  3. Spread the spicy mayo on the pancake. Finish off with a generous sprinkle of spring onion and toasted sesame seeds.
  4. Serve hot.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Japanese
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