Chilra Kadhi~Savory Pancakes in simple curry
Author: Alka
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Savory gluten free gramflour pancakes in mildly spiced watery curry
  • 1 small cup gram flour(besan)
  • 1 small onion(chopped)
  • Handful of coriander leaves(chopped)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp annardana( Dry pomegranate seeds)
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds(akkha dhaniya)
  • 2 Green chillies(finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Water
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering
  1. Mix all the ingredients except oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves,till a batter of medium consistency is obtained
  2. Now heat a griddle (tawa),and grease it with some oil
  3. Take a spoonful of the above batter,and slowly spread it ,on tawa to make small chilras (pancakes).
  4. You can make several chilras at a time, by spreading the mixture on griddle , by spacing them at little distance from each other (Remember to spare about a spoonful of this batter for gravy)
  5. Pour some more oil and let them cook on medium flame.
  6. Toss when one side is brown and let them cook on other side too. Alternatively you can bake the pancakes
  7. In the meantime add some water to remaining one spoonful of the batter and let it boil, in a pan or handi for about two minutes.
  8. Add salt, red chilly powder and turmeric powder and let it cook further for few minutes
  9. Heat some oil and add curry leaves and mustard seeds and allow them to splutter
  10. Add this seasoning in the boiling curry and let it cook further for some time,till the rawness of ingredients added, is gone.Adjust the seasoning if needed
  11. While serving, heat the curry (kadhi) and add some pancakes and simmer for about a minute.Do not let it boil for more than a minute or else you will end up with a mushy concoction.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with Rotis.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at