Chilro | Sindhi Besan Ja Chilra

Chilro

Chilro is a popular breakfast dish from Sindhi Cuisine, made with Besan or Chickpea flour mixed with spices and vegetables to make a pancake.

Chilro is also called as Besan Ja Chilra or Besan Chila. As with many recipes, each household have their own version. Some add grated carrots or cabbage and can be eaten anytime of the day. When it served for breakfast, it is served with toast, chutney and Ketchup, more like a sandwich.

This is really quick to make and you get a feeling that you are enjoying oil free pakoras. I adapted from here and made it for my dinner.

What you want to add into the batter is completely your choice and I simply added what I had on hand. I have another version of Besan Cheela, which is also a quick dish to make.

In the A to Z Flatbread and More, I am doing A to Z Dosa Varieties and for C it is Chilro from Sindhi Cuisine. If you are interested to know what’s C in the AtoZ Indian Flatbread, check out my other space!

Chilro

A to Z Dosa Varieties

A for Alle Belle
B for Bele Dose

 

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Besan Ja Chilra

Chilro | Sindhi Besan Ja Chilra

Ingredients Needed:

1/2 cup Besan / Gram flour
1/4 cup Onion chopped
1/4 cup Carrot, grated
1/4 cup Cabbage shredded
3 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1 tsp Anardana (Dry pomegranate seeds) (optional)
2 Green Chillies finely chopped
1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Cooking Oil for making the dosas
Water to make the batter
Salt to taste

How to make Chilro

Take all the ingredients in a bowl, slowly add water to mix to a slightly thin batter.
Heat a tawa and grease with oil.
Pour a ladleful of batter and cook on low flame.
When it is cooked, flipped to the other side and cook for a couple of minutes.
Serve with a side dish.

Besan Chila

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Chilro | Sindhi Besan Ja Chilra
Chilro is a popular breakfast dish from Sindhi Cuisine, made with Besan or Chickpea flour mixed with spices and vegetables to make a pancake.
Chilro
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Rating: 5
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Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Sindhi
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack
By Diet Diabetic
Dish Type Dosa Varieties
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Sindhi
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Evening Snack
By Diet Diabetic
Dish Type Dosa Varieties
Servings
Ingredients
Chilro
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl, slowly add water to mix to a slightly thin batter.
  2. Heat a tawa and grease with oil.
  3. Pour a ladleful of batter and cook on low flame.
  4. When it is cooked, flipped to the other side and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Serve with a side dish.

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12 comments

  1. The Sindhi Besan jo Chilro normally has onion , green chillies , coriander and tomato , but new versions are coming up to make them more healthy . A regular feature in our homes we even make a curry with these . A great pick for the alphabet .

  2. How interesting to see similar dishes with similar ingredients from different part of the world. I made something similar from France called socca, except it is baked and is called a flatbread. I should make more of this for weekend brunch.

  3. Love this one Sirvalli. Interesting version og chila. I now want to try each and every recipe in this marathon and as I always say, we need to do a couple of BM’s just to clear our bookmarks

  4. Love Besan chilas, and my go to breakfast many a times. The chilro looks perfectly done, and good step by step instructions

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