Sunday, April 5, 2009

Chilla with Gram Flour (Besan)

It was lazy sunday afternoon and I was in mood to cook something really simple and easy without much effort. I simply made some chillas with gram flour using spring onions, tomatoes and spiced them with green chilles. In gujarati chillas are also called Pudlas. Its ideal dish to make when you are running out of time, its real easy and quick to prepare and you can add whole lot of veggies like grated carrots, cabbage ,cucumber,capsicum etc....The recipe below is ideal for one person and makes 2 to 3 chillas. I am sending this dish to Sahaja of SpicyRasam who is hosting Single Single Recipes event and to Neha of EasyNTastyRecipes who is hosting FIC Red and Green event, originally started by Sunshinemom of  TongueTicklers.
Ingredients :
1/2 cup gram flour (Besan)
2 tbsp Semilona (makes chillas crispy)
2 green chillies finely cut
1 medium size tomato finely cut
1/2 cup spring onions finely cut
1 tbsp finely chopped corainder leaves
1 tsp salt
1 pinch Asafoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 to 3 tsp oil for cooking
Procedure :
  • Mix gram flour, semilona, salt, asafoetia and cumin seeds in a bowl.
  • Add little water and make a smooth paste out of it, the consistency will be of dosa batter.
  • Add finely cut spring onions, tomatoes, corainder leaves and green chillies. Keep it aside for 10 mins.
  • Heat non stick pan , add 1 tsp of oil, spread the batter, cover and cook it for 5 to 10 mins on medium heat.
  • Cook on both the sides until light brown.
  • Serve hot with corainder chutney or tomato sauce.
  • Variations - Use can also use grated carrots, cucumber, capsicum and cabbage.


  1. Simple easy and delicious!! Best for my event :)
    Thank you :D

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  3. Good one ... Ideal for breakfast / snacks .. sweet and simple !! :-)

  4. Nice recipe, i too make it when i couldn't think of making full meals..
    Urs nicely presented too..

  5. Hi Sahaja, thanks for visiting , early waiting for the round up :)

    hey dev thanks once again for the wonderful comment, do try and let know :)

    hey neha, thanks for the lovely theme and wish u luck for the round up :)

  6. perfect for breakfast isn't it? adding semolina sounds great. And i love your racing track cake :)

  7. Hi Lubna, thanks for visiting :)

    hey aqua, thanks for the wonderful words, its perfect for breakfast or lunch especially when one is alone..:)

  8. Yummy...Chila looks great Parita...i make them when i run out of idly or dosa batter....simple and easy one.

  9. hi deepa, i too do the same especially if i am running out of time :)

  10. first time here have cool blog here!chillas are new to me..looks amazing!

  11. hi kalpana, do try out and let me know how they turned out to be..:)

  12. that's a speciality I really love! Your Chilla looks delicious...




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