Palak-Besan Chilla

Chilla is vegetarian omlette prepared with besan (gram flour). It can be prepared in less time with few ingredients and at the same time its tasty as well as nutritious. Other day i was thinking what to make for evening snack and i got this idea of using spinach for making chilla. Though this was first time i made chilla with spinach, they turned out very well and tastes asusual yummy.


1/2 cup fresh spinach, washed and finely chopped
1 cup gram flour (besan)
1 onion, finely chopped (optional)
salt to taste
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of hing
few coriander leaves, finely chopped


1: In a large bowl, mix gram flour, salt, cumin seeds, hing, red chilli powder, green chillies, onions well.

2: Make a smooth batter by adding appropriate amount of water. Mix well with a spatula and take care that no lumps are formed.  Batter should be consistency of dosa batter. Now add spinach, coriander leaves and mix well.

3: Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and coat it with little oil.

4: Next pour about 1/2 cup of the mixture on the skillet and spread evenly with a back of spoon. Starting from the center, spread in circular motion outwards until it is evenly spread, but don't make it too thin.

5: Pour little oil around its edges. when the lower side turns golden brown turnover the chilla. Remove from the tawa when both the sides are done.

6: Serve hot palak besan chilla with curd or pickle. 


1: If you don’t have green chilies, you may replace with red chilly powder.

2: Spread the batter quick, otherwise batter start drying and cannot be spread.

Sending this to Winter Carnival hosted by Radhika of Tickling palates..

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice recipes and home cleaning tips.