Stuffed Chilas By shah_seema


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An authentic Indian pancake recipe, stuffed chila is a dosa or pancake recipe created from a mix of dals. The coarsely ground dal batter along with chopped onions, tomatoes , green chillies is spread on a nonstick pan, just like a dosa or pancake and cooked to a crispy finish. These chilas are then stuffed with paneer cubes, tangy tomatoes and crunchy green peas. Stuffed chilla is best served hot with tomato chutney.

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Stuffed Chilas By shah_seema recipe - How to make Stuffed Chilas By shah_seema

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For sthe chilas
1 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
oil for cooking
For the stuffing
2 cups paneer (cottagte cheese) cubes
1 cup green peas, boiled
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp butter
salt to taste
Other ingredients
1/4 cup Green Chutney


For the chilas

    For the chilas
  1. Mix the gram flour, asafoetida, salt and 1 tablespoon of oil into a thin batter, using enough water.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it with oil.
  3. Pour a ladleful of the mixture on the tava and spread it evenly to make a thin pancake.
  4. Cook both sides on a medium flame using a little oil to cook. take care to see that it does not brown.
  5. Repeat for the remaining batter to make 12 chilas. keep aside.

for the stuffing mixture

    for the stuffing mixture
  1. Heat the butter and add the green chilli and cumin seeds.
  2. Add the tomatoes and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the paneer, peas, chaat masala and salt and sauté for a few more minutes.
  4. Top with the chopped coriander, divide into 12 portions and keep aside.

how to proceed

    how to proceed
  1. Place one portion of the stuffing mixture on a chila and fold it to make a semi circle.
  2. Top with green chutney and serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by shah_seema on 23 Apr 2001

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