Chilla (Vegetarian Omelet)

Chilla is a super tasty savoury pancake.  It’s a good Indian breakfast recipe.

It’s really quick and easy to make. You can experiment a lot with the recipe.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 to 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 ginger (adrak), chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic (lehsun), chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) leaves


  • Grind green chilies, ginger and garlic to a paste.
  • Mix besan, ground paste, cumin seeds, coriander leaves and chopped tomato.
  • Add water and make thin batter.

  • Adjust salt.
  • Heat a tawa, grease with a little oil and then and pour a little batter. spread into a thin round and then cook till done.
  • Then fold it and serve immediately.

This recipe comes from Tarla Dalal at