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SAVOURY INDIAN PANCAKES


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Cheela or Chilla are basically flavourful savoury Indian pancakes made with various kinds of flour. These desi pancakes are mostly made with unleavened batter so they are considered to be healthy. There are many kinds of chillas made in households using various kinds of flour like oats, semolina, millet flour and even wheat flour.

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Before you start making Besan ka Chilla, sieve the besan or gram flour so that the batter comes out smooth. While making the batter, mix it well and allow it to stand for five minutes, then mix again so it does not turn out lumpy. Made from gram flour this dish is usually eaten in combination with curd, is an instant, nutritious, low-calorie, protein-rich recipe ideal for breakfast and snack time. Cheela can be a part of the weight loss diet since it is low in calories and is also a good vegetarian protein source.

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Moong Dal Chilla is a healthier alternative though. It is lighter and more nutritious in comparison to Besan ka Chilla. You can make a thin crepe with moong dal, thinly sliced onions, and half a teaspoon of oil on a non-stick. Eat it hot off the griddle, or else it gets soggy, serve with fresh pudina chutney, and wash it down with a glass of jeera-flavoured buttermilk or lassi.

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Here are a few easy and healthy recipes to try out & relish!

Recipe-1] Health Total Cheela
Recipe-2] Tridali Cheela
Recipe-3] Moong Dal Ka Cheela
Recipe-4] Masaledaar Besan Ka Cheela
Recipe-5] Pyaaz Tamatar – Oats Ka Cheela

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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.


Dr. Kaviraj Khialani

Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant. He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.

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