Chilla, or savory pancakes, is typically a North Indian breakfast dish that’s most commonly made using besan (chickpea) flour. These are super quick to make during those busy early mornings. The chillas can either be kept simple by adding onion and tomatoes or can be made healthier by adding in a variety of veggies and a combination of different flours.
Here is my unique version of the Chilla recipe, which is the Sattu Lauki Chilla. Sattu is basically roasted gram flour, widely used in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. Sattu has incredible health benefits and is gaining a lot of popularity globally too in the recent times. To read about more benefits of Sattu, you can check out my Sattu ka Paratha post, which is yet another traditionally made recipe from Sattu flour.
I have used bottle gourd in these chillas, which is a low-calorie vegetable that aids weight management. Combination of Sattu and Bottle Gourd make these chillas super healthy yet tasty. These chillas are completely gluten free and don’t contain onion or garlic making this a Jain dish as well. You can also make this Sattu Lauki Chilla vegan by skipping curd in this recipe.