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पैनकेक / चिला - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Breakfast Pancakes, Chillas recipes in Hindi)
ચિલા, પૅનકેક સવારના નાસ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Breakfast Pancakes, Chillas recipes in Gujarati)

90 Chilla Recipes, Pancake Recipes for breakfast

Chilla Recipes, Pancake Recipes for breakfast. Pancakes are popular all over the world. While they are mainly consumed for breakfast, they are also a quick and easy option for a satiating snack that can be had any time of the day. Chillas are basically thin pancakes made by spreading batter on a hot tava or griddle. They are popular in North India, especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

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Easy batters for Indian chillas 

There are different types of chillas. Some are made with easy and quick batters, which just require you to mix flours and seasonings. The basic Besan Chilla and Rava Chilla are some of the most popular breakfast options in Maharashtra as well as Gujarat. Alternatively, your chillas can also be more elaborate. You can make chillas with flours of other grains, individually or multiple flours together. You can make Nutritious Chilla with a mix of flours like ragi and jowar. You can also savour the goodness of different millet flours alone as in the Mini Nachni Pancake.

Rava Chilla, Sooji Breakfast ChillaRava Chilla, Sooji Breakfast Chilla

Indian Chillas with Soak-and-Grind Batters

When you have a little time to prepare in advance for your chillas,you can soak and grind different grains and dals to make interesting batters. When you vary the mix of ingredients in the batter, you will notice differences in the texture and taste, which is really enjoyable. And all the while, you will also be stocking up on good old nutrients! 

The Moong Dal Chilla is one of the most popular in the soak-and-grind type. You can also try the Chola Dal Pudla and Chana Dal Pancakes. Do not miss the High Fibre Chillas made using buckwheat!

High Fibre ChilasHigh Fibre Chilas

Indian Chillas with Veggies and Stuffing

You can add grated veggies to the chilla batter or enhance them with creative stuffing. The Lauki Chilla is an all-time favourite. It is quick and easy – you just need to mix all the ingredients together and cook – and you have a soft and tasty pancake ready for breakfast. 

The Rice and Vegetable Chilla, Moong Dal and Palak Chilla, Radish and Moong Chilla are all delightful must-try recipes. Have a go at the easy Potato Bajra Pancake, which helps to keep tummy acids under check. The Nachni Paneer Pancake is a calcium-rich way to start your day.

The Moong Dal and Paneer Pudhina Chilla, which is made with a delicious filling, is chock-full of nutrients and extremely attractive too, while being pretty easy to make. The Kand Chilla is a must-try when the veggie is in season. When you are in Gujarat, you should have a go at the Ponkh Chilla, which is made with young jowargrains that are available only for a short while in winter. 

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Mini Indian Pancakes

Nowadays, it is becoming fashionable to cook mini pancakes. It is attractive for kids, and easy to serve too. You can cook the mini pancakes in your regular tava itself or you can use the special mini pancake tavas that are available in the market these days. These have small moulds carved in the tava, so you can cook around seven mini pancakes at one go. Mini pancakes also cook slightly faster and look attractive, especially if you add a lot of veggies, sprouts, greens etc to them. Try the Mini Rava Vegetable Pancakes, Mini Mango Pancakes and Mini Carrot and Cabbage Buckwheat Pancake

Mini Carrot and Cabbage Buckwheat Pancake, Low Salt Recipe
Mini Carrot and Cabbage Buckwheat Pancake, Low Salt Recipe

Other Indian Pancakes

Apart from chillas (or chillas), there are several other types of pancakes from other Indian cuisines.

Starting from the Dosai, Adai and Uttappam of South India, to the Tousali that is famous in Karnataka, to the Ghavan and Panki of the North, there are too many options to pick from!

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The Methi Ghavan and Thalipeeth are delicious traditional recipes, with a very homely taste and satiating texture, which will comfort our taste buds. The pudla is simply a thicker variant of the chilla but has a different mouth-feel, which makes it feel similar to the South Indian Adai. Try the Methi Pudla and the traditional South Indian Adai, to feel the similarity. 

The Indian Oats Pancake with Jowar and Oats Adai or Oats Spinach Pancake give a modern twist to traditional recipes, giving you the best of both worlds. The Cooked Rice Pancake and Bhaat na Poodla are interesting ways to make use of leftover cooked rice.

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

When you want to look beyond the Indian repertoire, your choices multiply further. Treat your family to delightful treats like the Apple Honey Pancake and Nutella Strawberry Mini Pancakes, which are special enough to be desserts and not just snacks!

Apple Honey PancakeApple Honey Pancake

The world of pancakes is an endless expanse. Whether your palate seeks the comfort of homely Indian spices, or wants the sweet touch of international ingredients, you can find a pancake that matches your needs. Moreover, there is always the strong feeling at the back of our minds that we can place something on the table for the family even if extremely short of time, because a tava, flour, spices and a few minutes are all you need to make a quick Indian pancake like the chilla. 


Enjoy our Chilla Recipes, Pancake Recipes for breakfast and other Breakfast Recipes below.

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58 Low Cal Breakfast Recipes
203 Quick Breakfast Recipes

Happy Cooking!



Zucchini and Carrot Pancake recipe
Zucchini combines with carrots to make an unusual, colourful, and attractive pancake that will tickle the taste buds. Serve with ketchup or a chutney of your choice. Smaller versions can also be served as a party snack.
Semolina Pancake recipe
A quick and simple snack option—you just need to soak the semolina for 30 minutes, and you’re all set to make pancakes without the hassles of grinding. I’ve added cabbage, carrot etc. To the semolina pancakes. You can feel free to add other grated veggies too, if you wish.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes with Eggs recipe
Pancakes are ideal to have for breakfast . They are so versatile that you can enjoy a different variant every day, and so sumptuous that you will surely feel satiated. This recipe shows you how to make Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancake ....
Rice and Besan Pancake recipe
You would never have imagined that leftover rice can be cooked up into such an exciting snack! Add some coriander and green chillies for pep, a few flours for binding, and there you have a quick-fix batter to make tasty Rice and Besan Pancakes. The batter made using 2 cups of leftover rice can make ....
Vegetable Rice Cake Using Idli Batter recipe
vegetable rice cake using idli batter | vegetable rice cake made on non stick tava | with 23 amazing images. vegetable rice cake using idli batter is made with Idli batter to which with carrots, cabbage, doodhi ar ....
Chana Dal Pancakes recipe
chana dal pancakes | healthy chana dal pancakes |chana dal pancakes for diabetics | with 26 amazing images Chana dal pancakes is made of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables ....
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela recipe
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 that tastes different! This Lauki Chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the ....
Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth recipe
People often move to fast-foods, because they assume traditional recipes are time-consuming. Not at all! every cuisine has a mix of quick, everyday cooking, as well as elaborate recipes. Here is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe to prove our point. Wit ....
Vegetable Oats Pancake recipe
Oats can be used to make more than just porridge! Mix them with carrots and spinach to prepare these colourful, low calorie pancakes that are as nutritious as well as innovative. Oats are rich in the beta-glucan enzyme which helps to lower blood cholest ....
Methi Ghavan recipe
Not all dosas are from the south! here is a quick and easy dosa from maharashtrian cuisine. The batter for methi ghavan is made by just mixing together rice flour,methi leaves and spices, and there is no soaking or fermentation involved.
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake recipe
Adai is one of the most popular South Indian snacks. It is a slightly thicker pancake compared to dosas, and is made with a spicy batter of rice and pulses. Here, we have made a modern variant using crushed oats. The Oats Adai is quick and easy to make, ....
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls recipe
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast or even brunch. In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced potat ....
Cooked Rice Pancake recipe
Here is a great way to convert last night’s leftover rice into a healthy breakfast! Cooked Rice Pancakes are made with a batter of cooked rice bound together with besan. The addition of veggies brings in crunch along with nutrients while green chillies and coriander add a flavourful touch. Serve wit ....
Cabbage Pancakes, Mini Cabbage Pancakes, Quick Pancakes recipe
An enhanced version of chila, cabbage mini pancake is delicious and wholesome. What is more, it can also be prepared in a jiffy, making it a great start to a busy day. Serve hot and fresh with chutney or ketchup.
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila recipe
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
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