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Subbing Baking Powder for Baking Soda in This Recipe

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Subbing Baking Powder for Baking Soda in This Recipe

Jetgirly | | Jan 20, 2010 08:07 PM

I want to make some rice/lentil pancakes. The recipe calls for (sorry for the odd cut and paste):

cups white basmati rice or
long-grain white rice, rinsedand drained
cup urad dal (ivory lentils) or red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tsp. salt
'/« cup plain low-fat yogurt
'4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 small red onion, minced (1 cup)
3 jalapeño chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
cup chopped cilantro
Melted coconut oil or ghee for greasing skillet

I don't bake (EVER) and don't feel like buying baking soda, but I do have some unopened baking powder (God knows why...). The Kraft website says that you can substitute double the amount of baking powder for baking soda, if you replace the acidic ingredient in the recipe with a non-acidic ingredient. What would be the acidic ingredient here?

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