Monday, September 24, 2007


Teatime on Sundays is always quite thought provoking.........yeh banau yah voh (translation - should I make this.....or should I make that). I really like to keep changing the Menu on the Tea table. All it takes is a little before-thought. This is one good recipe & is quite filling too. You can also use it as a breakfast item.

Ing -

For the Chilla
1/2 kg - besan / gramflour
1 onion - chopped
green chillies as per taste
salt as per taste
a big pinch of asofetida
1/4 tspn - saunf / fennel seeds
a bunch of corriander leaves - chopped

For the filling
250 gms - paneer mashed
1 onion - chopped
1/2 tspn - jeera
1/4 tspn - garam masala
1/4 tspn - red chillies
corriander leaves chopped

Add water to the besan & make it into dosa batter consistency.
Add all the ingredients listed above & keep aside for a while
Meanwhile in a fry pan add some oil & when hot add the jeera
Add the onions. When pink in colour, add the paneer & the rest of the ingredients.
Fry till the moisture dries up.
Heat a griddle & pour the batter onto it. Spread it like a dosa
Cook on both sides by drizzling some oil on the sides.
When a nice golden brown add a tbspn of filling in the center of the chilla.
Spread it lengthwise & fold it just once.

Serve with mint corriander chutney.


Mallika said...

I found your blog through my comments! Loving your recipes. But why no pictures? It would be great to see your food too...

Shella said...

Hi Mallika - thanks for dropping by. I post the pics as and when I make the dish. I post the recipe as and when I remember something, so quite a few times the pic comes in at a later date. If you check the other posts, there are a lot of pics.

Saju said...

what a nice recipe! I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing

Shella said...

Saju - thanks for dropping by. Am glad you liked the recipe. Do try & let me know

Priyanka said...

Hey Shella, thanks for dropping by my blog and for your kind words. You have quite some lovely recipes on your blog here. I usually make the besan chillas with just the masala...but the paneer must add an extra zing to it....will definitely try it out.....

Jeena said...

Paneer chilla sounds amazing lovewly ingredients yummy. :)

Shella said...

Priyanka - thanks for dropping by & thank you for liking the recipes on my blog. People generally make it only with the masalas, but I tried it with a filling & it really was very good & filling.

Jeena - thanks dear. Do try & let me know how it went

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

nice dish..but no snaps, Shella???
hey, u basically from Ekm? too!!..Vyttila, are u anywhere near there??

Shella said...

My dear Sona

I know, actually I am working & th4 I am inhibited to preparing lovely dishes like this on a weekend or only if I have time. I habitually post the recipes whenever something strikes my mind, & then make it a point to prepare the dish ASAP & then post the pic. So most of the times the pic comes in later than the recipe. Sometimes very very late.

I hope you will all bear with me.

Vytilla - wow. I am from Karshaka Road, Panampilly Nagar - right near the Ernakulam Station. I just visited the lovely place in July end, after 9 loong years. If you read my first post you'll know.

Di said...

shella...where's the pic????

have a nice day :-)