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how to make chila



Chila, also known as cheela, is a popular vegetarian Indian crepe that is traditionally made with gram flour (also known as besan). It is a quick and easy dish to prepare, making it a popular breakfast or snack option. Chila is versatile and can be made with a variety of fillings, including but not limited to onions, tomatoes, coriander, and green chillies. It is often served with a side of tomato sauce or chutney.

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gram flour (besan)

1 cup

onion, finely chopped


tomato, finely chopped


green chili, chopped


chopped coriander


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Water as required

Oil for cooking



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix the gram flour, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt.

Step 2:

Add water gradually and whisk well to make a smooth batter.

Step 3:

Stir in the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, and coriander.

Step 4:

Heat a non-stick pan over a medium flame.

Step 5:

Pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and spread it evenly to make a thin circular crepe.

Step 6:

Drizzle a little oil around the edges and cook until the bottom side becomes golden.

Step 7:

Flip the chila and cook the other side till it turns golden brown.

Step 8:

Serve hot with a side of tomato sauce or chutney.

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