Thursday, 3 October 2013

Palak Chilla (Spinach Pancake)

This spinach chilla is packed with goodness. If your kids do not like eating palak, this is one way to make them eat it.
Recipe of palak (spinach) chilla
2 cups besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
1 cup palak (spinach) leaves- finely chopped
1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Oil to shallow fry
1. Mix all the above ingredients (except oil) in a bowl and add enough water to get a batter of thick pouring consistency. Beat the batter.
2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and for the first chilla, grease it with few drops of oil. Rub your wooden spatula on the tava, a few times, so as to season it. You don't have to repeat this process for remaining chillas.
3. Turn the heat to low and pour 2 tbsp batter in the center of tava. Spread it in a round circular motion with the back of a serving spoon.
4. Turn the heat to medium and drizzle some oil on the cheela. When the edges turn brownish, it means chillla is cooked from underneath.
5. Loosen it with a flat spatula and turn over the cheela.
6. Cook from other side also till golden brown. Serve hot spinach chilla with chutney.

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