Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela

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Chilla, the Indian pancake, is so versatile that you can add any combination of ingredients to the basic besan batter to come up with something new that tastes different!

This Lauki Chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the succulence of lauki, the pleasant tanginess of curds and the warmth of chilli powder, these pancakes are sure to make your breakfast or supper very special indeed.

It also happens to be a no-fuss, no-sweat recipe, which instantly topples the votes in its favour!

You can also try other chilla recipes like Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilas or High Fibre Chilas .

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Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela recipe - How to make Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 7 chilas
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3/4 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
3/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup semolina (rava / sooji)
1/4 cup curd (dahi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 3/4 tsp oil for greasing
3 1/2 tsp oil for cooking

For Serving
tomato ketchup
green chutney
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with ½ cup of water and mix well.
  2. Heat and grease a non-stick tava (griddle) grease it using ¼ tsp of oil. Pour a ladle of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  3. Cook it using ½ tsp of oil till both the sides turn golden brown in colour.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 6 more chilas.
  5. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy127 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates14.9 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat5.4 g
Cholesterol1.1 mg
Sodium15.5 mg

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Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 03 May 20 06:42 AM

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 27 Apr 20 06:45 PM

good reciep
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking.!
28 Apr 20 03:26 AM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 27 Jan 20 09:11 PM

Mam, I had a question. I am following a diet where besan is not recommended. What flour can i replace besan with in this recipe? Regards Maanasa
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You can add the mix of 2 flours - maize and whole wheat flour. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback..
28 Jan 20 04:48 PM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 16 Nov 19 05:49 PM

Combining curd and besan can be harmful for digestion. Can we avoid adding curd or add warmed curd?
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Tarla Dalal    Besan in this recipe is a thickening agent. You can replace it with some other flour like jowar flour or rice flour. Alternatively skip the curd and adjust the consistency of the batter with water.
18 Nov 19 09:59 AM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 10 May 19 10:42 AM

A simple recipe and also very quick to prepare...Makes for a good and healthy breakfast.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Winnie, Glad you liked the recipe! Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us.
11 May 19 09:00 AM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 17 Feb 19 05:15 PM

Awesome! Healthy option & tasty too!
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Tarla Dalal    Hello Beena, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
18 Feb 19 09:50 AM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 20 Oct 18 05:10 PM

can we skip rava
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can skip adding rava.
20 Oct 18 05:24 PM
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 06 May 18 10:04 PM

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 04 Apr 18 03:45 PM

Very easy and tasty. I often make these chilas for breakfast.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 23 Mar 18 12:12 PM

thank you so much ma''am these chilas were delicious and my family says it''s really tasty.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Trupti, so nice to have your comments. Happy cooking.
23 Mar 18 05:21 PM
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