Dal Chilla | How to make Dal Chilla

By Geeta Sachdev  |  24th Jan 2017  |  
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About Dal Chilla Recipe

Inspired by Radhika Chhabra 's chilla pockets, made with a few changes.

Dal Chilla is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Dal Chilla in your kitchen. This recipe requires 300 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to cook. The Dal Chilla by Geeta Sachdev has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Dal Chilla at home without any difficulty. Dal Chilla is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Dal Chilla would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Dal Chilla this weekend. Share your Dal Chilla cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Geeta Sachdev for inputs. In case you have any queries for Dal Chilla you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Geeta Sachdev. You can also rate the Dal Chilla and give feedback.

Dal Chilla

Ingredients to make Dal Chilla

  • 1/2 bowl split green gram skinless/moong dhuli dal
  • 1/2 bowl mix pulses -
  • Skinned split black gram/dhuli urad dal
  • Skinned chickpeas /chana dal
  • Pigeon peas /arhar dal
  • 1 tea spoon fenugreek seeds/methidana
  • 1 tea spoon flax seeds/alsi ke beej
  • 1 table spoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tea Spoon Garam Masala
  • For Filling:
  • 1 table spoon oil
  • 1 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1/2 tea spoon dried red chilli
  • 1/2 tea spoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1/2tea spoon kitchen king powder
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 100 grams cottage cheese in cubes
  • Pizza Cheese as needed

How to make Dal Chilla

  1. Wash and soak pulses along with both the seeds for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Drain the excess water and grind it in to paste.
  3. Keep the batter to rest for 15 minutes and mix with 1 tsp salt, garam masala and 1 tbsp rice flour.
  4. In mean time, saute chopped veggies till tender in 1 tbsp oil along with cumin. Add and mix dry masala powder with salt.
  5. Spread the dal batter on hot nonstick tawa. Roast till light brown.
  6. Take it off from the tawa, spread tomato ketchup first over the chilla.
  7. Then place sufficient amount of cooked veg over it.
  8. Grate pizza cheese over the veg.
  9. Cover the filling from both sides of the chilaa.
  10. Grill in preheated and greased griller for 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Now serve it with chutney or ketchup.

My Tip:

Don't roast chilla too much on tawa, grill it slightly.

Reviews for Dal Chilla (1)

Ruchi Gaur2 years ago

Very nice recipe, m sure it tastes amazing...

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