Wednesday, December 10

Sooji Chilla ( semolina pancakes)


SOOJI CHILLA, I simply love to eat them. They are so easy to make and a nice change in the regular breakfast. The basic recipe i learned from mom. Its quite a filling breakfast , and can be made more healthier by adding as my veggies as you want , as per your taste. In this version i didn't added any veggie in the batter, but any chopped veggies can be added in the batter itself.

Ingredients:

For the batter:

1 cup Semolina (Rava)
4 tbsp yogurt (curd)
a pinch of sodium bicarbonate(khane ka soda)
salt to taste

For the topping:

1 small tomato,chopped
1 grated carrot
1 small onion, chopped
Green peas(optional)
grated cheese (optional)
coriander leaves

Oil to cook pancakes
Musturd seeds
Curry leaves

Method:

Mix yogurt, semolina, salt and beat well. Let it rest overnight(so curd gets a bit sour and semolina swells nicely) or atleast for 2 hours.
Just before making pancakes add soda.



Heat the wok.
Add about 1 tsp (or even less) oil, then add musturd seeds (few ) and curry leaves.
When the seeds splutter, pour about one big ladle of the batter at the center of the pan. Spread it a little bit.
Spread some onions ,tomatoes , carrots n green peas over the top.
Cover it and let it cook for a few minutes in low flame,or until the bottom of the pancake is light brown. Flip over and let the other side cook.
Garnish with coriander leaves and/or cheese.
Serve hot with ketchup and/or any other chutney.

Tips:

Don't spread the pancakes too much. While cooking covered ,they swell a bit, and are better enjoyed hard on crust and soft inside.
Can sprinkle some chat masala powder over it, to enhance its taste.


11 comments:

DEESHA said...

that really does look delicious .. love the garnishing

SriLekha said...

it looks yummy!
join in the sweet event going in my blog!

Uma said...

new recipe for me! looks so delicious and mouth-watering.

Kalai said...

Have never tried this before. Looks simply amazing! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks very yummy neha.. good one.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Simple and yummy pancake. Looks gr8.

notyet100 said...

welcome back ,..this sounds easy nd yum,..will try this,..:-)

Usha said...

Looks delicious, loved the toppings!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks cute and totally new! Good one!

kitchen queen said...

Hi ur semolina chilla is very yummy and mouth watering in the picture itself. I shall make it soon. You can visit my blog and view my recipes and give ur comments

Andhra Plate said...

Hi, this recipe is very new to me.I prepared it, it came very well. Thanks for sharing such a delicious and very easy recipe.