Oct 8, 2007

Besan Chilla/Dosa(Gram Flour Pancake)

Serves 2

Besan/Gram flour- 1 1/2 cup
Rice flour (optional)- 1/4 cup
Grated zucchini- 1/2 cup
Grated carrot - 1/2 cup
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp
Chopped Green chillies - as per taste
Grated Ginger- 1 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste.

Note- Rice flour helps in making the chilla/dosas crispy n makes the
spreading of batter on pan easy. You can use any veges like finely chopped onions, grated squash or may be chopped spinach. Some people put Tomato too but I think it makes the chilla/dosas bit soft.

Make thick batter of all the ingredients with water. Add 1 tsp of oil (to make it crispy) in the batter. Put the pan on the flame (i prefer non-stick to avoid sticking and excess oil). grease the pan with 1/4 tsp of oil. Now make small pan cakes with the batter. Cook it both the sides by applying little oil. Serve hot with pickle or chutney or mango/peach salsa :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Sudha,

which place are you from? I just checked your blog and found this besan chilla.. so word "chilla" made me think that you could be from north India. I will be happy if you tell me :)

Sudha said...

I didn't knw tht 'chilla' is a north Indian word :)I am from Mumbai though my roots r frm North as you can see in my blog introduction :)

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