Breakfast recipe, Paneer, Ramadan Special, Snacks

Paneer Chilla (Cottage cheese stuffed pancakes)

Today’s recipe is ‘Paneer Chilla’.  This recipe is a very healthy and nutritious recipe of lentil pancake which is stuffed with cottage cheese. It is basically moong dal chilla which is stuffed with spiced paneer/cottage cheese. I have already shared moong dal chilla recipe on the blog. Moong dal chilla recipe is available here.

Paneer Chilla
Paneer Chilla

Paneer chilla can be enjoyed as a breakfast recipe or mid meal/tea-time snack. It is a quick recipe. You can serve it with green chutney or ketchup.  As month of Ramadan is going on, you cook this healthy and nutritious chilla for iftar.

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Yield: 10

Duration: 45 mins

Ingredients for Paneer Chilla

For filling
Paneer/cottage cheese100 gms
Garam masala / all spice powder1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder / jeera powder1/2 tsp
Chaat masala1/2 tsp
Black salt1/4 tsp or as per taste
Mint leaves9-10 leaves
For chilla
Saboot Moong dal / Green gram lentil flour2 cups
Salt1 tsp or as per taste
Bhuna jeera / Roasted cumin powder1 tsp
Garam Masala / All spice powder1/2 tsp or as per taste
Green chilli4-5
Garlic cloves10-11
Oil for shallow frying
Waterfor preparing batter

Method for Paneer Chilla

For filling : 

  • Grate fresh paneer/cottage cheese in a mixing bowl.

  • Add all the filling ingredients listed above. Mix well.

For chilla :

  • Prepare flour of moong dal/green gram lentil, if you have flour mill at home.

  • Now prepare a batter for chilla/pancakes. Batter should be of pouring consistency. Keep it aside for 10-15 mins.

  • In the batter add cumin seeds powder, all spice powder and salt. Mix well.

  • Prepare a coarse paste of green chillies, ginger and garlic.

  • Add paste in the batter and mix well.

  • Heat a non-stick pan. Spread batter in the pan in round shape with the help of spoon back.

  • Drizzle oil on the edges of chilla/pancake. Cook chilla on medium heat.

  • Flip the chilla and cook from both the sides by applying oil.

  • Spread 1-2 tsp cottage cheese on the chilla. Fold it in half.

  • Cook till chillas are golden brown and cooked from both the sides.
  • Repeat above steps for all the chillas.
  • Healthy and nutritious chillas are ready to serve. Serve paneer chillas with ketchup or any chutney of your choice.
Paneer chilla
Paneer chilla

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