High Fibre Chillas, Buckwheat Oats Indian Pancake
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Here, these scrumptious buckwheat and oats Indian pancake are made from a batter of buckwheat and curds which are then soaked and ground in a mixer. To the batter we add oats, ginger green chilli paste, carrots and spring onions add crunch to these high fibre chillas as well as their share of nutrition too. This batter is then cooked on a non stick tava to make healthy chillas.
Let’s see why we love high fibre chillas. Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon.
When served with low-calorie green chutney, this high fibre chillas meal is sure to make a smile bloom on your face.
Healthy chiilas and pancakes for breakfast is always a good way to start the day. buckwheat and oats Indian pancake gives a lot of room for innovation too, as you can add your favourite veggies, greens or other ingredients to make it as exciting as you want.
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- To make high fibre chillascombine the buckwheat, curds and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours.
- Blend the mixture to a smooth paste using no water.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and ¼ cup of water and mix well.
- Grease a non-stick tava (griddle) with ¼ tsp of oil and pour a ladleful of the batter and spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle and cook on a medium flame using ¼ tsp of oil till both the sides are golden brown in colour.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 more high fibre chillas.
- Serve the high fibre chillas immediately with low calorie green chutney.
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To make the batter for high fibre chilas, in a deep bowl, take buckwheat. Buckwheat grains are not only gluten free, but also rich in protein and antioxidants. They are high in fiber and aid in digestion. You can read more about the nutritional facts here : buckwheat
Add low-fat curd. Read this recipe of with detailed step by step photos to make some fresh, homemade low-fat curd.
Add ½ cup of water.
Mix well and mix together all the ingredients. You can use a whisk or a spoon.
Cover with a lid and keep aside for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, you will see buckwheat has absorbed water and puffed up.
Transfer this to a mixer jar.
Blend the mixture to a smooth paste without using any water. Alternatively, you can even use buckwheat flour and there won’t be any need to grind this mixture.
Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
Add all the remaining ingredients starting with oats.
Add the ginger-green chilli paste. This is for the much required spice.
Add grated carrot. Other vegetables like grated beetroot, doodhi, mooli can also be used.
Add chopped spring onions whites and greens. They give a nice bite to the high fibre chilla.
Add finely chopped coriander.
Add salt to taste.
Finally, add ¼ cup of water and mix well. Our batter for fibre rich chilla is ready.
To make high fibre chillas | healthy chillas | buckwheat and oats Indian pancake | no fermentation chilla, grease a non-stick tava (griddle) with ¼ tsp oil.
Pour a ladleful of the batter.
Spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle. You can make it bigger or smaller as per your desire.
Cook on a medium flame using ¼ tsp of oil.
Cook till both sides are golden brown in colour.
Remove the high fibre chilla on a plate.
Repeat with the remaining batter to make 7 more high fibre chilas.
Serve the high fiber chillas immediately with low calorie green chutney.
What is a chilla? Chilla is India’s answer to pancakes. While South India is famous for its innumerable types of dosa, West and North India go with chilla! There are different types of chilla – made with ground pulses, a mix of dry flours, fermented batters as well as quick-fix ones.
The most common type of chilla is made with besan. Quickly mix besan with a dash of spices, allow it to stand for a few minutes and you are all ready to make a healthy breakfast of hot chillas. You can fortify the Besan Chilla batter with just about anything that is within reach and healthy – grated veggies, crumbled paneer, chopped greens, or whatever!
The next most common option after Besan Chilla is the Moong Dal Chilla. Here, you soak and grind moong dal with green chillies, jeera etc. to make the batter for a comforting and healthy chilla. The Moong Dal Chilla is believed to be more nutritious yet easier to digest. You can add grated veggies and greens to the batter, or even make a mixed veg or paneer stuffing for the chilla! Try the Stuffed Moong Dal Chilla and Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chilla.
Similarly, you can make chillas with other pulses and flours too, such as the Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chilla or the High Fibre Chilla that help to keep up your health quotient.
When you are in a real dash, go for options like the Besan and Green Pea Chilla that can be cooked in a jiffy in the microwave, and when you want to swing your kids in favour of the Indian pancake, go for something interesting like the Mini Green Moong Dal Chilla. Name your need, and there is a chilla to fill the gap! You can even mix-and-match the ingredients available at home and come up with your own exciting combos – right from the batter to the stuffing.
Serve your chillas with Mint Chutney, Coriander Chutney or Tomato Chutney. If you are in a hurry, just ketchup would do. Grated jaggery and soft butter are also very homely and comforting accompaniments to the chilla.
buckwheat and oats Indian pancake | high fibre chilla - A healthy breakfast. Buckwheat and oats along with some veggies contribute to the fiber content in these nourishing chillas. With 2.7 g of fiber per chilla, these High Fibre Chillas are sure to satiate you for long hours and avoid binge eating. They are very quick and easy breakfast to make once you have soaked the buckwheat for 2 hours. Moreover these chillas also provide a handsome amount of iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and protein. We have suggested using peanut oil to cook these pancakes as peanut oil has more amount of MUFA as compared to other oils like sunflower, safflower or vegetable oils. A greater amount of MUFA helps to keep the linings of the arteries less clogged and thus prevent the onset of heart diseases.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
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