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Millet Chilla: Instant Gluten-Free Pancake

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Rozlin loves to cook healthy food for her loving family, and she wants to share this recipe with her readers.

Millet chilla pancakes served with green chutney

Millet chilla pancakes served with green chutney

Millet Pancakes

As the name suggests, millet pancakes are prepared with millet flour. In this recipe, I have used a mixture of three types of millet flour: jowar, bajra and ragi. You can use your favourite type of millet flour—or use a mixture, like I did.

Rich in fibre, vitamins and nutrients, millet is a very healthy grain. It is gluten free, as well. When using traditional grains like millets, make sure to use a healthy fat like desi ghee or wood-pressed oils to help the fat-soluble vitamins absorb faster into your body.

This recipe is ideal for busy mornings. It can also be carried in a tiffin box, since it stays soft for long time.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

10 min

30 min

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cucumber, grated
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (zeera)
  • ghee (clarified butter), as needed

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add millet flour.
  2. Add grated carrot, grated cucumber, chopped onion, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt.
  4. Give it a good mix with your hands. No need for any extra water. The moisture from the vegetables is enough to bind it into a dough.
  5. Heat an iron pan and grease it with some desi ghee.
  6. Take a portion of the chilla batter in your hand and slowly spread it on the pan as thin as possible.
  7. Cover it for 1-2 minutes; then flip.
  8. Let it cook for some time, then flip it again.
  9. Chilla is ready to serve.

Photo Guide

In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup millet flour.

In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup millet flour.

Add grated carrot, grated cucumber, chopped onion, chopped green chilli and chopped coriander leaves.

Add grated carrot, grated cucumber, chopped onion, chopped green chilli and chopped coriander leaves.

Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt.

Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt.

Give it a good mix with your hands.

Give it a good mix with your hands.

Now the batter is ready to prepare the chilla.

Now the batter is ready to prepare the chilla.

Heat an iron pan and grease it with some desi ghee.

Heat an iron pan and grease it with some desi ghee.

Take a portion of the chilla batter in your hand and slowly spread it on the pan as thinly as possible.

Take a portion of the chilla batter in your hand and slowly spread it on the pan as thinly as possible.

It should look like this.

It should look like this.

Cover it for 1-2 minutes, then flip.

Cover it for 1-2 minutes, then flip.

Let it cook for some time, then flip it again.

Let it cook for some time, then flip it again.

Chilla is ready to serve.

Chilla is ready to serve.

Serve it on a plate.

Serve it on a plate.

Suggestions and Variations

  • Serve these pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • For more spice, increase the amount of green chilli. You can also add Kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • You can refrigerate this batter for up to two days.

© 2021 Rozlin

Comments

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 10, 2021:

Thank you, Vidya for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked it and found it worth trying. Many blessings to you, dear friend.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 10, 2021:

Looks yummy and easy to make. Millets are good for health too. I will surely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 09, 2021:

Thank you Linda for stopping by and commenting. Yes, this pancakes is very tasty. Try someday. I'm glad you liked it.

Blessings and lots of love, dear friend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 09, 2021:

These sound like very tasty pancakes. I love the ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Rozlin.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 08, 2021:

Thank you, Charles for reading and commenting. Millets are indeed an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. I am glad to know you liked my recipe.

Brian from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on September 08, 2021:

Quite an interesting recipe you have here, Rozlin. I have heard of millet but did not attempt to try it yet. Coming across your recipe made me research about its health benefits and learned that it is full of proteins, antioxidants, and nutrients. Like you mentioned, it does help those who are trying to manage their diabetes as millet helps to lower blood sugar levels. Seems like a very 'healthy' kind of food but you managed to somehow make it looks tasty.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 07, 2021:

Thank you Rosina for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked my recipe. Millets are excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Stay safe and healthy always dear.

Rosina S Khan on September 07, 2021:

Rozlin, I liked the millet pancake recipe a lot. Very simple steps and the photo guide was really helpful. I would try it sometime and serve my family. Thank you for sharing.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 07, 2021:

Thank you dear Misbah, for reading and commenting. I'm glad you liked it. Blessings to you too dear sis and lots of love.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on September 07, 2021:

This looks yummy.Easy to make as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe, dear sister. Take care and Enjoy!

Love and Blessings to you!!

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 07, 2021:

Thank you Eman for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you liked this recipe. Stay safe and healthy always dear sister

Nian from Pakistan on September 07, 2021:

It looks delicious and healthy.

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Many Blessings to you.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on September 07, 2021:

Thank you, Mr. Bill for taking time to read and commenting. stay safe and healthy always.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 07, 2021:

I will pass this along to my wife. I'm pretty sure she would like it.

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