Chila Chaat by Tarla Dalal

Chila Chaat by Tarla Dalal

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Ever thought of preparing a chaat out of traditional chilas? We have always known the thin gram flour pancake to be a sumptuous snack, but when chopped and topped with spring onions, peppy chutneys and crunchy sev, it transforms into an exciting Chila Chaat, which will satiate elders and throw youngsters into a frenzy.


Recipe Description for Chila Chaat

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Makes 4 servings
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For The Chilas
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
oil for greasing and cooking

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens
1/2 cup khajur imli ki chutney
1/4 cup green chutney
1/4 cup sev

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)


For the chilas

  1. Combine all the ingredients along with approx. ¾ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix very well using a whisk till no lumps remain.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using oil.
  3. Sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a cloth.
  4. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle.
  5. Smear a little oil over it and along the edges and cook on a high flame till the chila turns brown in colour and crisp.
  6. Flip over and cook on the other side as well.
  7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to make 3 more chilas.
  8. Cut each chila into 1” square pieces and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the chila pieces, spring onions, khajur imli ki chutney, green chutney and sev in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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Chila Chaat by Tarla Dalal
 on 31 Jan 18 10:16 PM

I m definately going to try it. Quick and yummy recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Very pleased to know that you like the recipe. Please do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback! Happy Cooking!!!
01 Feb 18 08:44 AM