Alle Belle is a traditional soft and melt-in-the-mouth sweet Goan pancake. Usually eaten in the evening with tea, children and adults love these pancakes. The dish looks and tastes similar to the Kerala version of sweet pancakes known as Mutta Paalada. Both dishes are made of coconut and jaggery.  

If you are allergic to gluten, you can use gluten-free flour, and you can even use palm jaggery instead of regular cane jaggery. The palm jaggery has a deep colour, a chocolate-like flavour, and is rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a healthier alternative. 

Here’s the video of our Chef’s special Goan pancakes recipe.

Ingredients needed for making Alle Belle
(Goan pancake) Recipe

  •    Grated Coconut (100 gm)
  •    Jaggery (50 gm)
  •    Cardamom powder (5 gm)
  •    Refined flour (75 gm)
  •    Whole eggs (2 no)
  •    Rice flour (50 gm)
  •    Milk (100 ml) 

How to Make Alle Belle (Goan pancakes)

  • Prepare the batter for the pancake by mixing eggs, rice flour, milk, and refined flour into a smooth consistency, i.e., easy to pour
  • Prepare the stuffing by mixing the grated coconut with jaggery and cardamom powder
  • Make the pancakes, stuff them with the coconut and jaggery stuffing, roll them, and enjoy the delicious Goan-style pancakes

Tips for Goan Pancakes Recipe

  1. Opt for Goan palm jaggery: Enhance authenticity by using pyramid palm jaggery, known for its deep, complex flavour that isn't overly sweet compared to cane jaggery.
  2. Avoid overbeating the batter: Excessive beating leads to gluten development, resulting in tough, dense Goan pancakes. To eliminate any stubborn lumps, follow the next tip.
  3. Strain the batter: Ensure a smooth, lump-free consistency by passing the batter through a fine-mesh sieve.
  4. Rest the batter for at least 20 minutes: Allowing the batter to rest aids in starch absorption and gluten relaxation, yielding soft, melt-in-the-mouth crêpes.
  5. Adjust liquid quantity: If the batter is too thick, gradually add a tablespoon of liquid at a time, up to 1.75 cups (about 435 ml) of milk or water for thin, lacy crepes. For beginners, stick to recommended quantities and adjust as you gain experience.
  6. Cook on medium-low heat: Maintain a medium to medium-low heat to prevent the batter from setting too quickly without spreading to the pan edges.
  7. Cooking the crêpes: If the batter is thin, flipping the Goan pancakes may not be necessary. For thicker batter, flip and cook the other side for 30-45 seconds.

How to Serve Goan Pancakes?

You can enjoy warm Alle Belles paired with a cup of fragrant rose tea! Alternatively, you can also relish them alongside masala chai or a steaming cup of coffee for a delightful experience.

Storing Goan pancakes

Alle Belle is most enjoyable when consumed immediately after preparation. Given its small batch size, it's unlikely that you'll have any leftovers. However, if you do have Goan pancakes left, it's advisable to refrigerate them in an airtight container within two hours, as Alle Belle contains fresh coconut. Freezing is not recommended.

When reheating a Goan pancake, place it on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat in 30-40 second intervals until heated through. It's worth noting that the jaggery coconut mixture may release some moisture during reheating, which doesn't impact the taste but can make the eating experience a bit messy.

For the best experience, it is strongly recommended to consume Goan pancakes promptly after preparation.

The recipe sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Do try it and give your loved ones a chance to taste this authentic Goan pancake.

There’s also another way you can try Alle Belle. Well, in Goa of course.

Enjoying Goan pancakes is not just about the taste but also the ambience. Many establishments in Goa provide a charming setting that complements the indulgence in this traditional dessert, creating a memorable dining experience.

Eating Alle Belle in Goa is about a cultural connection, allowing you to indulge in a dessert deeply rooted in Goan traditions.

We have for you a list of some of the best places to try delicious Goan pancakes.

Gourmet Gateways by Club Mahindra 

At Club Mahindra resorts, we strive to give our patrons a delightful culinary experience. The chefs at the restaurants in our resorts bring with them years of experience and expertise. They have a deep understanding of flavour profiles, and every dish they create is nutritious and high in flavour and taste.   

Our chefs also source the best regional ingredients and use the latest culinary techniques to make every meal unforgettable! While holidaying at the Club Mahindra resorts in Goa, you can enjoy a delicious meal and specialty items like Goan pancakes daily.

About Club Mahindra Chef – Alex Rexon Dias 

As they say, 'your destiny is written at birth,' Chef Alex Rexon Dias was destined to be a chef. Born and raised in Goa, Chef Dias discovered his cooking skills and passion when he won the best dish award during a school camp when the students had to cook for their teachers. Since then, he has come a long way to become one of our finest chefs. 

With over 15 years of experience, Chef Dias has travelled far and wide to explore new cuisine worldwide and add new skills, techniques, and dishes to his repertoire. The Iconic Chef of the Year Award by Times of India is a testament to his excellent skills in the kitchen. Currently, the Executive Chef at Club Mahindra Goa, Chef Dias, has been stirring up a storm in the kitchen and delighting the guests with incredible local and international dishes

The Goan delicacy Alle Belle, a soft and melt-in-the-mouth sweet pancake, is a cherished treat enjoyed by both children and adults. The Goan pancakes recipe, enriched with grated coconut and jaggery, offers a healthier twist with gluten-free flour and palm jaggery options. 

Whether homemade or savoured at renowned establishments like Club Mahindra Resorts, Goan pancakes provide a cultural connection and a taste of authentic Goan flavours that captivate the palate.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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