Chila Chaat

Tarla.Dalal's picture

May. 18, 2017

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. This please-all snack is filling, easy, tasty and trendy too, which is what makes it a great hit with everybody.


For the chilas:
Besan 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Asafoetida 1 Pinch
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 3 Tablespoon ((for greasing and cooking))
Other ingredients:
Spring onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped ((whites and greens))
Khajur imli ki chutney 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green chutney 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sev 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For the garnish:
Coriander 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped



For the chilas:

1. Combine all the ingredients along with approx. 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.


9. Combine the chila pieces, spring onions, khajur imli ki chutney, green chutney and sev in a deep bowl and toss well.


10. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4