Asian Noodles Pancakes

You already know one of my best buddies, who was a star of Guest Dish a few days back on Food Court! Here comes the other bestie of mine – D2, who has developed herself to be a great home-cook but her culinary activities are on pause mode these days (Courtesy: her 5+ months old baby) :) Met her last weekend and she handed over a pack of Rice Vermicelli which she was not going to use in near future…!!!
Honestly, I never think of buying a pack of ‘Rice Vermicelli’ as I always feel that I can’t do any magic with that! But while flipping through the pages of ‘Small Food – A book of Snack-sized Bites’ (Murdoch Books), I found a crispy pancakes (Page-14) to which I added SJ elements and tried out a simple, quick and kids-friendly dish :)

Makes: 10-12
50 gm Rice Vermicelli
2 tsp Finely chopped coriander
2 tsp Shredded Onion
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
Salt, to taste
Oil, to shallow-fry
– Place rice vermicelli in a bowl of boiling water and cover it for 3-4 mins. 
– Drain excess water, pat dry with paper towel and transfer it to a big bowl.
– Add rest of all ingredients into it and mix well. 
– Heat 2 tsp oil in a heavy-bottom pan and shallow-fry 2-3 pancakes at a time. 
– Press gently with a flat spatula and cook them till golden-brown and crisp on both sides.
– Follow the same process for all the pancakes. 
– Place Smoky Veggies  in a serving plate and serve these pancakes on top of it.

– Alternatively, chinese 5-spice can be added for serving them as an appetizer!