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How to make Besan Chilla – Besan Ka Chilla Recipe

How to make Besan Chilla - Besan Ka Chilla Recipe

How to make Besan Chilla – Besan Ka Chilla Recipe

History of Chilla

Besan chilla is the great pick for Indian breakfast and is the very family friendly recipe and one of the best comfort foods. This dish is a kind of a boon for those who are always in hurry or cannot prepare the meal for them self or are staying outside for study or job and due to the heavy schedule they have to compromise with their appetite and has to eat something very quick such as bread butter or something similar. This cheela thing is very easy to make. You can also compare it with an Italian dish Farinata.
It is made by stirring gram flour or besan into a mixture of water form a loose batter, pouring it into a pan coated with olive oil to make a scone typically 4mm thick, and foment it for a few minute and then seasoned with fresh and chopped coriander leafs or lemon grass and at last served with variety of sauces or dips or pickles. If we talk about Farinata then it is made with chickpea flour, which is also a kind of gram flour, seasoned with fresh rosemary, pepper and sea salt and lastly it is served traditionally stuffed into small focaccia or between two slices of bread. If you are in Italy and you want to have this Farinata then you can easily get it from any pizzerias and bakeries.
Now lets us move towards the main and the root ingredient of chilla i.e. gram flour or besan. This flour is made from Bengal gram lentil or in simple chane ki daal. This core ingredient of chilla is a predominant ingredient in Indian kitchens and this popularity is not just limited to Indian kitchens, but its branches are well extended to Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi cuisines and Sri Lanka cuisines.
The main reason for the popularity of gram flour is that there are many dishes including Chila which can be made instantly using it such as:
Bhajjis and Bhujia
Mysore pak
Pakoras and much more.
Apart from these dishes, there are many main course dishes which are cooked in daily meal either for breakfast or lunch which can be eaten with bannock or rice or even sometimes simply directly.

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Chilla Recipe

Time required: 10-15 minutes
Servings: 3-4 persons
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Gram Flour – 2 cup
Green chili – 1-3 (finely chopped)
Olive Oil – To cook Chilla
Salt and spices- as per taste
Semolina – 1-11/2 cup
Water – 1 cup
NOTE: If you love to eat eggs then you can also add eggs to the batter as well

How to make

  1. First of all, take out a big bowl and pour the gram flour in it and then semolina to it.
  2. Mix both them gradually and make a fine mixer of them and once you get the mixer then add spices to the mixer.
  3. Stir all the ingredients in the bowl right now to again make a fine mixer.
  4. Now smoothly add some water to it to make a fine batter and keep on stirring simultaneously so that no lumps can take place.
  5. Now take out a non-stick pan or tava put it on high flame splash some drops of oil over it and heat it.

  6. Later take some half of a tablespoon oil and spread it on the pan evenly and heat it a bit on medium flame.
  7. Take a big serving spoon full of batter, pour it into the pan and start spreading it on the pan in order to make a scone with the help of a small flat base bowl or even with your serving spoon as well.
  8. Leave the batter undisturbed on the pan for some 5-6 minutes on a little medium flame and then slowly slowly start scathing out carefully so that Chilla may not get broke and flip and repeat the same activity with the other side also.
  9. Now your chilla is ready to eat and you can serve it with spicy green chutney or tomato sauce or chili sauce or some cheese or kind of butter you are having.

You can watch the demonstration in Hindi here:

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