Besan Jo Chilro| Savory Pancakes
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Savory Pancakes called Besan ja chilra (chilro), healthy gramflour pancakes spiced up with onions and herbs
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
  • 2 small cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1  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 to make batter (Approx. ½ cup , more or less )
  • Oil for shallow frying 2 -3 tsp
  1. Mix all the ingredients except  oil, adding water little by little, till a batter of  pouring consistency is obtained.
  2. Now heat a griddle (tawa) and grease it with some oil.
  3. Pour 2 ladle full of the above batter and slowly spread it on tawa to make a pancake of around 5'' in diameter.It should be of the thickness of an Uttapa.
  4. Pour around 1tsp of oil on the sides of pancake and let  it cook on medium flame.
  5. Toss  when one side is brown and let  it cook on other side too, pouring some more oil to make the chilro crisp.
  6. Enjoy this gluten free, vegan pancake with roti, bread, or just as it is, with some spicy chutney or Ketchup.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at