Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Besan Chillah

After a long day at work, I just did not have the energy to cook anything that required more than 15 minutes from start to finish. Unfortunately I was out of eggs, so K suggested Besan Chillah- the North Indian version of the Dosa :) or like K says "It is the vegetarian's omlette" :)

1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1/4 cup non fat/low fat yogurt (optional)
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 green chilli chopped (you can increase the quantity depending upon your heat tolerance)
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Cooking spray

In a bowl mix the gram flour and yogurt till smooth and there are no lumps. Add the onion, tomato, green chilli, salt and coriander leaves. Add water and mix well. The consistency should be thinner than that of Dosa batter - similar to the consistency of beaten eggs.

Heat a flat bottomed pan and spray it lightly with the cooking spray. Take the batter in a ladle and pour it into the pan. Turn the pan in clockwise - anti clockwise direction till the batter spreads. Cook till the bottom turns light brown. Flip the Chillah over and cook for a minute or two. Serve with Chutney/ Ketchup or have it plain :) Enjoy !!

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