Ponkh Chila Recipe

Ponkh Chila Recipe

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Ponkh, or tender, juicy pods of jowar is a special winter crop that is very famous in Gujarat. Only for a short duration in winter, it is possible to harvest young jowar grains that are so juicy and tender.

Hence, the Gujaratis feel quite upbeat about it, and even throw parties to celebrate the harvesting of the ponkh. It is used raw, roasted or sautéed to make many recipes.

Here is a Ponkh Chila, which is very different from the regular besan chila that you usually make. The addition of ponkh gives it a very nice, succulent mouth-feel.

It is very important to cook these chilas on a high flame, and also to relish them immediately after preparation.

You can also try other chila recipes like Chila Chaat or Moong Dal Chilla .

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Ponkh Chila Recipe recipe - How to make Ponkh Chila Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 chilas

1/2 cup ponkh
1/4 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
3 tbsp rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
6 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
green chutney
tomato ketchup
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Add approx. ¾ cup of water and mix very well.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly with ½ tsp of oil.
  4. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle.
  5. Smear ½ tsp of oil over it and along the edges and cook on a high flame till the chila turns brown in colour.
  6. Flip over and cook on the other side as well.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 to make 5 more chilas.
  8. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy134 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates17.4 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat5.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.3 mg

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Ponkh Chila Recipe
 on 23 Feb 18 02:43 PM

when ponkh is in season I make sure to make this recipe and when served for breakfast on a nice sunday morning with green chutney and tomato ketchup is filling and very tasty...