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There’s something universally appealing about a fried dough. Whether it’s a paratha, roti, or in this case, a scallion pancake, these quick and deliciously flaky snacks can bring a bit of warm, crunchy magic to help you power through your midday slump or midnight hunger pangs.

This recipe is a twist on the classic scallion pancake, flavored with our fragrant Mala Spice Mix- a blend of 11 potent herbs and spices, including Erjingtiao chili and our prized Tribute pepper. The addition of Mala Spice Mix brings a warming heat and flavor intrigue that perfectly balances the crispy, flaky pancakes.



Combine flour with water and knead until a ball forms. Let rest for at least 30 minutes.

Take out the ball of dough and use a rolling pin to roll into a long rectangular shape with roughly uniform 1mm width.

Spread lard or coconut oil over the sheet of dough, and rub salt, Mala Spice Mix and scallions evenly over it.

Roll the dough sheet up from one side to the other until it forms a log.

Use a knife to cut the log into four roughly equal pieces, and use a rolling pin or the palm of your hand to flatten the log into a pancake, it can be whatever thickness you like.

Heat up a pan with lard or coconut oil, and fry the pancakes, turning them a few times until golden on both sides and cooked through.

Slice and serve hot with more sliced scallions.