Okonomiyaki Recipe : Grilled Japanese Pancake!

Are you a fan of both sweet and savory foods? Why to always make a choice between these flavors? The Okonomiyaki Recipe of Japanese Cuisine is a type of pan-cake which incorporates both these zests in it. The inside filling of pancake is a mixture of hearty spinach combined with tempting condiments and flavorsome sauces. And use of garlic and ginger spreads a strong aroma all over the kitchen.. making everyone around you hungry! Adapt this perfect wholesome supper if you prefer proteins in your meal.


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  • Recipe Category: Japanese Dish
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Serves: 2

Description: Our okonomiyaki recipe provides easy step-by-step instructions for making your favourite Japanese savoury pancake dishes at home.

Japanese Okonomiyaki Recipe

Essential Okonomiyaki Recipe Ingredients:

  • Flour – 1 cup (140 grams)
  • Baking Soda – ¼ tsp.
  • Vinegar – ¼ tsp.
  • Spinach, Kale/ Leaf Cabbage – 8 cups (large sized)
  • Sauce – Okonomi, Tonkatsu, Teriyaki –  ¼ tbsp each
  • Rice Milk/ Water – 1 bowl (small)
  • Salt and Pepper – ¼ tsp.

Note: Baking soda can be replaced with Eggs if you are an Eggetarian. The sauces can be home-made or found in Asian or International Grocery Stores.

Okonomiyaki Recipe Steps:


Prepare the batter by mixing baking soda with flour and rice milk. Then add Spinach with little sprinkling of salt and pepper.

Note: Stir the batter only in the required amount. Do not over mix, whisk well to combine ingredients properly.


  • In a sauce-pan, heat the oil over a low flame.
  • Spread the pan-cake batter evenly over the surface of warm sauce-pan.
  • Let the back surface of pan-cake cook properly, then flip over the other side and allow it to cook thoroughly. Turn over only when both the sides are golden brown.
  • Add topping of cheese or any other vegetable you prefer.

Serve with endless possibility of toppings, and pour your favorite sauce…

Note:You can also bake pancakes in a microwave.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 570 calories
  • Total Time: PT10M
  • Date Published:

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  • The total preparation time for the dish is just 10 minutes. It may vary upon the type of toppings you choose.
  • You can personalize the recipe of Okonomiyaki by adding green onions, seaweed, garlic and ginger.
  • For enriching the flavors of dish, use variety of sauces available in market.


Serve the pancakes with hot soup and bread crumbs.Garnish the Okonomiyaki recipe dish with –

  • Sauces – Karashi, Mentsuyu, Ponzu, Rayu, Warishita
  • Salad – Cucumber, Lettuce, Tomato, Olives, Onion
  • Dip- Japanese Mayonnaise / Wafu
  • Seaweed/ Bonito Flakes