Quick Suji ke chille (Semolina pancake)

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Hello friends! Today was a busy day for me. I had a lot of tasks scheduled but I did not want to miss my breakfast either. Chille always come to my mind when I am in such a rush. It’s a very simple & savo recipe! Everybody in my family including kids enjoy this yummy breakfast and the best thing is that it can be prepared within a few minutes! And it’s full of vegetables mixed with semolina/rava/sooji and curd/yoghurt so it’s super healthy! 🙂

Health perk: Semolina is high in protein, rich in B vitamins, including folate and thiamine, which help create energy and support brain function. Curd, improves digestion, makes skin healthy and shiny. And Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients.

 INGREDIENTS AND INITIAL PREPARATION

Below are the required quantities for all the ingredients for 1-2 servings:

  • 1 cup sooji or semolina or rava 
  • ½ cup curd/yoghurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 chopped green chillies, ½ cup chopped tomato, ½ cup chopped bell pepper/capsicum, ½ cup chopped onion
  • Optional: you may also use your favorite vegetable(s) for the mixture
  • For seasoning: salt, chaat masala/mango powder, mustard seed (rai) & black pepper
  • Pinch of Eno (also known as fruit salt)
  • 3 tbsp oil (1 spoon oil for the batter and rest for roasting pancake/chilla)
  • 1 bowl for mixing all the ingredients and 1 non stick pan or tawa

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RECIPE IN A NUTSHELL

Prepare a batter by adding suji, curd, water with all the vegetables and season it with salt, chaat masala, mango powder & mustard seed. Mix everything well. Lastly, add fruit salt/eno and a spoon of oil to the mixture, stir it nicely and set aside for 10 mins.

On medium flame, grease the pan with oil and spread the batter evenly on  the pan. Pour the oil around the edges, sprinkle black pepper on the batter and cook it for at least 2 mins on slow flame. Gently flip it to the other side and cook until it turns to caramel or light brown in color. Continue to simmer or till chilla looks cooked (light brown in color) completely from both side. That’s it! BREAKFAST is ready to eat!! It can be served with any green chutney, salsa, tomato ketchup or peanut chutney.

STEP BY STEP RECIPE WITH PHOTOS

  1. Let’s start with batter, take a bowl, add ½ cup curd whisk it to creamy & add semolina/rava/suji.

2.  Mix it well with curd, add 1 cup water and whisk it smoothly as shown in the picture.

3. Add all the vegetables in the batter. I used what I had in my kitchen (like green chilly, tomatoes, capsicum, onion). Mix it well.

Tip: You may also add olives and jalapeno. Usually, kids don’t like to eat beet root, carrot etc, so you may add them in grated form to avoid big chunks

4. Add all the seasoning (salt, chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, Rai, 1 spoon oil). Rest the batter for 15 mins, it will become very soft.  If you found it lumpy, you may add some water to get thick flowing consistency batter. (More like uttapam batter)

5. Add 1/4 spoon of eno or fruit salt to the mixture. Put a non-stick pan or tawa on medium or low flame. Brush the oil on heated pan and spread sufficient batter gently and evenly all around the pan. (I use big bowl-like spoon as shown in the picture to spread the batter)

Tip: I add Eno to achieve fluffiness and softness to the pancake ( I add it in many other food preparations also like pancakes, dhoklas, idli, etc).

6. Pour 1/2 tbsp oil around the edges of the batter. Sprinkle crushed black pepper onto it. Let it cook for 2-3 mins and then flip it with the help of any flat spatula.

7. Keep the chilla on medium to low flame, roast it completely (till it turns to caramel or light brown in color). Make sure chilla gets cooked from both the sides. 

YAAY!! You made it!! Savory Suji ke chille…

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Chilla can be served with any Green chutney, Tomato ketchup or Peanut chutney.

 

Sharing is caring :

  • You can add your favorite vegetables to the batter mix as long as you chop them in small pieces
  • Make sure to soak the rava atleast for 15 minutes before making the batter
  • Non stick pan or tawa is recommended to allow the chilla to be flipped easily and prevent it from sticking at the bottom
  • Eno is easily available over the counter in grocery shops
  • You may also enjoy this recipe in evening snacks
  • It tastes similar to Rava uttapam but still has its own pinch of freshness
  • The process of making other chillas are same, ingredients may vary
  • It’s not just limited to breakfast, you can also pack it for kid’s lunch. 2-3 full size chilla will be enough to fill their stomach and give them the energy needed to hit the football field! Stuff the chilla with cheese, paneer, mashed potatoes or any leftover sabji for more nutrients

 

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