Apr 8, 2012

Hara Bhara Chilla ~ Veggie Pancakes (Vegan)

Veggie Pancakes
 These days I just got bored with routine Indian breakfast Idli and Dosa. Upma never turns me On, Chapathi is becoming main course than breakfast these days, No way to Poori for all that Oily. So here is the riddle, I need an Indian breakfast item, where i can sneak in more veggies (and avoid eggs), make it with less ingredients and in less than 30 minutes. Now you know where this is going, and the Answer is Chilla (I came to know about this name today only) or Eggless Pancakes. There, that sounds interesting right, Chilla may not be new to most of you, but today I gave a twist by making it hara bhara with all the leafy and starchy vegetables, which suits for this season also. So what is this Chilla? It is made with Chick Pea flour ( also known as Besan Flour or Graham Flour) which gives the effect of eggs in your pancakes. This is also called as Veggie Omelet as it resembles Omelet, in color and texture. This will be perfect for you kid's lunch box too. Here is the recipe for you, Enjoy!

Layered Vegan Pancakes
Besan Flour - 1 cup
Sooji Rava - 1 Tbsp
Broccoli Florets - 3
Cauliflower Florets - 3
Spinach - 1/2 cup
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
onion - 1 medium
green chili - 1
cilantro - 1/3 cup


  1. Grate the broccoli and cauliflower. Chop the onions and green chili. Chop the Spinach and cilantro.
  2. Add all the vegetables to a bowl and add salt and black pepper. Mix it very well.
  3. Add the besan flour and Sooji Rava to the bowl and mix it well, add the water little by little until it forms a thick batter consistency.
  4. Heat the nonstick pan and pour one ladle of batter on the pan. sprinkle some oil round on the pancake.
  5. Once you see the bubbles forming, turn it onto other side and letting it cook evenly on both sides.
  6. Make pancakes until you finish the batter. 

I have served these Pancakes with the side of Apples to my kiddos ;-)

Now, you perfectly made your heart healthy breakfast that breaks your routine breakfast but not the breakfast routine. Gather your family to breakfast table and serve it proudly.... :-)

As these are loaded with veggies you can serve it as it is or serve with some hot pickle, spicy sauce or ginger chutney.

linking this to Spot Light - Lunch Box Ideas hosted by Cuisine Delights started by  Recipe Junction. and Summer Spirits 
Family Friendly Fridays @ Fabulicious Food, Bon Vivant Moments #3 -- Breakfast Ideas

Take care until we meet here again..


  1. that looks yummyy...perfect healthy breakfast dish...lovelly

  2. Looks delicious Mythreyi. I love the greens in this Chilla. Must make these sometime guess I am to lazy.

    As for the jal jeera thanks for the comment. My daughetrs have been telling me its Pani poori water and not Jal jeera. So I guess you can use it as that also.

  3. Hey Mythreyi, those chilla's look perfect.. Yeah, it's so easy to put together right. I love to make these even for quick dinner. Perfect in any way. Thnx for linking up to my event

  4. Nice! Reminds me of omlettes :)

  5. really these are so tasty and different that usual omelets ...I love these...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Wat a best way to sneak these green veggies..delicious chillas..

  7. chilla looks yummmy and wonderful

  8. I make these too and love to have them as a whole meal in itself :)

  9. The Chilla is different from the regular besan chilla the pics are superb.Happy following you
    Do visit my blog.

  10. loaded wit protein nice clicks

  11. Quiet healthy and super delicious pancakes !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate It :)

    Ongoing event CC:Spring Seasonal Food



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