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 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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Duration: 45 mins
Ingredients for Paneer Chilla
|Paneer/cottage cheese||100 gms|
|Garam masala / all spice powder||1/2 tsp|
|Roasted cumin powder / jeera powder||1/2 tsp|
|Chaat masala||1/2 tsp|
|Black salt||1/4 tsp or as per taste|
|Mint leaves||9-10 leaves|
|Saboot Moong dal / Green gram lentil flour||2 cups|
|Salt||1 tsp or as per taste|
|Bhuna jeera / Roasted cumin powder||1 tsp|
|Garam Masala / All spice powder||1/2 tsp or as per taste|
|Oil||for shallow frying|
|Water||for 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.