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lauki chilla is a Gujarati breakfast. Learn how to make healthy bottle gourd Indian pancakes.

Chilla, the Indian pancake, is so versatile that you can add any combination of ingredients to the basic besan batter to come up with something new like lauki chilla that tastes different!

This lauki chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the succulence of lauki, the pleasant tanginess of curds and the warmth of chilli powder, these pancakes are sure to make your breakfast or supper very special indeed.

It also happens to be a no-fuss, no-sweat doodhi pudla recipe, which instantly topples the votes in its favour!

With extremely low levels of sodium, this doodhi used in lauki chilla is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate high blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body.

96 calories for one lauki chilla making it a healthy snack to have at any time.

Enjoy with lauki chilla recipe | doodhi pudla | cheela rich in Folic Acid, Thiamine, Protein, Fiber, Magnesium | step by step photos.

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela

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Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela recipe - How to make Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     7Makes 7 chilas
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Ingredients


For Lauki Chilla
3/4 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 cup curd (dahi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 3/4 tsp coconut oil for greasing
3 1/2 tsp coconut oil for cooking

For Serving With Lauki Chilla
tomato ketchup
green chutney

Method
For lauki chilla

    For lauki chilla
  1. To make lauki chilla, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl along with ½ cup of water and mix well.
  2. Heat and grease a non-stick tava (griddle) grease it using ¼ tsp of oil. Pour a ladle of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  3. Cook it using ½ tsp of oil till both the sides turn golden brown in colour.
  4. Make 6 more chilas.
  5. Serve the lauki chilla immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy96 cal
Protein3.3 g
Carbohydrates9.2 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat5.1 g
Cholesterol1.1 mg
Sodium12 mg
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela recipe with step by step photos

like lauki chilla

    like lauki chilla
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what is lauki chilla made of ?

    what is lauki chilla made of ?
  1. what is lauki chilla made of ? See below image of list of ingredients for lauki pudla.

batter for lauki chilla

    batter for lauki chilla
  1. To make batter for lauki chilla in a bowl put 3/4 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki). With extremely low levels of sodium, this doodhi is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body.
  2. Add 1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too.
  3. Add 1/4 cup semolina (rava / sooji) (optional). If you like the usage of rava in your chilla then use it at this stage but then you may need to cut besan usage to 3/4th cup total. 
  4. Add 1/4 cup curd (dahi). Curd is one of the richest sources of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. 
  5. Add 1 tsp chilli powder.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
  7. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  8. Add salt to taste. We added 1/2 tsp salt.
  9. Add ½ cup of water.
  10. Mix well.

making lauki chilla

    making lauki chilla
  1. To make lauki chilla recipe | doodhi pudla | healthy bottle gourd Indian pancake |  heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease with coconut oil or oil.
  2. Pour a ladle of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle.
  3. Cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Grease top  using ¼ tsp of oil. Use cococnut oil instead of processed seed oil in the recipe.  Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). The MCT in Coconut oil reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the count of HDL cholesterol, maintaining normal blood pressure and good for diabetics.
  5. Flip over.
  6. Keep cooking and flipping pudla till golden brown. Lauki chilla is cooked.
  7. Serve lauki chilla | doodhi pudla | healthy bottle gourd Indian pancake |  immediately with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

pro tips for lauki chilla

    pro tips for lauki chilla
  1. Press down gently with a spatula while cooking the chilla.
  2. Lauki Pudla is rich in Folic Acid, Thiamine, Protein, Fiber, Magnesium
    1. Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy. Folic acid rich Indian foods (kabuli chana, chana dal, yellow moong dal, urad dal, tooval dal, til ). 11% of RDA.
    2. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 10% of RDA.
    3. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. Have protein rich Indian foods like paneer, curd, Greek yoghurt, tofu, almonds, sprouts, chana, rajma, chick peas, quinoa, buckwheat ). 10% of RDA.
    4. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.  10% of RDA.
    5. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium. % of RDA. magnesium rich Indian foods like leafy vegetables (palak, broccoli, kale), pulses ( rajma, chawli, moong ), nuts (walnuts, almonds) , cereals ( jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour, dalia). 6 % of RDA.

  3. Use the back of the ladle or spoon to spread the batter in a circular direction. 

Reviews

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 20 Feb 23 09:04 PM
5


Edited after original posting.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 19 Jan 23 09:35 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
19 Jan 23 03:16 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 03 Aug 21 06:21 AM
4

Good and tasty. easy to make
Tarla Dalal
03 Aug 21 02:56 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 03 May 20 06:42 AM
5

Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 27 Apr 20 06:45 PM
5

good reciep
Tarla Dalal
28 Apr 20 03:26 AM
   Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking.!
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 27 Jan 20 09:11 PM
5

Mam, I had a question. I am following a diet where besan is not recommended. What flour can i replace besan with in this recipe? Regards Maanasa
Tarla Dalal
28 Jan 20 04:48 PM
   Hi, You can add the mix of 2 flours - maize and whole wheat flour. Do try the recipe and give us your feedback..
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 16 Nov 19 05:49 PM
5

Combining curd and besan can be harmful for digestion. Can we avoid adding curd or add warmed curd?
Tarla Dalal
18 Nov 19 09:59 AM
   Besan in this recipe is a thickening agent. You can replace it with some other flour like jowar flour or rice flour. Alternatively skip the curd and adjust the consistency of the batter with water.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 10 May 19 10:42 AM
5

A simple recipe and also very quick to prepare...Makes for a good and healthy breakfast.
Tarla Dalal
11 May 19 09:00 AM
   Hi Winnie, Glad you liked the recipe! Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 17 Feb 19 05:15 PM
5

Awesome! Healthy option & tasty too!
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
18 Feb 19 09:50 AM
   Hello Beena, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
 on 20 Oct 18 05:10 PM
5

can we skip rava
Tarla Dalal
20 Oct 18 05:24 PM
   Yes, you can skip adding rava.
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