Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila

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Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic chutney.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 chilas
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1/4 cup jowar (white millet) flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/4 cup maize flour (makai ka atta)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1 1/4 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
coriander green garlic chutney

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency using enough water.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using ¼ tsp of oil.
  3. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the non-stick tava (griddle) and spread it in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  4. Cook, using ¼ tsp of oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 3 more chilas.
  6. Serve hot with coriander green garlic chutney.

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 on 02 Nov 15 08:50 AM

Fantastic and healthy recipe. With the coriander garlic chutney it is amazing. Great job guys this app never fails me. Made me fall in love with cooking. -Shruti
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Tarla Dalal    Shruti, thanks for your kind words. We would love to keep hearing from you as you try Tarla Dalal recipes. Your feedback is important to us.
04 Nov 15 09:52 AM
 on 08 Sep 14 03:23 PM

Nice, soft pancakes made of jowar flour... And moreover suits all palates. I served it with garlic chutney and it tasted awesome.