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)|
|Chilli powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Oil||3 Tablespoon ((for greasing and cooking))|
|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.