sattu chilla, besan chilla, vegetable chilla recipe

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

15 Minutes

Cooking Time:

15 Minutes

Total Time:

30 Minutes

Servings:

2

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.

Ingredients:

Direction:

  • Firstly, grate bottle gourd (lauki) using a grater with larger blades. Take around 1 cup of grated bottle groud for this recipe.
grated bottle gourd, lauki recipe
  • Now take 1 cup of sattu (roasted gram) flour in a bowl. 
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, carom and sesame seeds.
chilla recipe, sattu chilla, besan chilla
  • Add in the grated bottle gourd, chopped tomatoes and coriander.
chilla recipe, lauki chilla, lauki recipes
  • Finally, add in 1 tablespoon curd, salt and water as required to make a smooth pouring consistency batter.
  • Around 1 cup of water is sufficient to make this chilla batter.
sattu chilla, besan chilla
besan chilla
  • Now heat a non-stick pan and once it is sufficiently hot, pour in a ladleful of the prepared batter and spread evenly from all sides.
  • Cook from both sides till they turn nice light brown in colour. No need to cover the chillas to cook them. (You can skip oil if making on a non-stick pan.)
besan chillas, sattu chilla
sattu chilla, vegetable chilla
  • Once done, remove the Sattu Lauki Chillas in a plate and serve hot with ketchup, coriander chutney, curd or pickle.
sattu lauki chilla, besan chilla, veg chilla recipe

Difficulty:

EASY

Preparation Time:

15 Minutes

Cooking Time:

15 Minutes

Total Time:

30 Minutes

Servings:

2