Vrat Ka Chilla or Kaddu Chilla
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Vrat ka Chilla or Kaddu Chilla is a farali recipe, perfect for Navratri fast. Pumpkins are in the season; so it can be a perfect fall breakfast for family get together. Since, it's Navratri, I have shared some fasting recipes for this week, but I thought it only fair to share a recipe for chilla as well. It is an unique and something different from regular sabudana, potato or samo recipes, specifically this pumpkin chillas.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8-10
  • ½ cup Kaddu/Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup Farali flour
  • ½ cup Yogurt/Dahi
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Green Chili-Ginger Paste
  • Salt
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil for Shallow Fry
  1. In a mixing bowl, add farali flour, pumpkin puree, yogurt and mix it well, then add required water and make a smooth batter, it should be like a thin pakoda batter.
  2. Now, add turmeric, red chili powder, back pepper powder, green chili-ginger paste, salt and mix it well, keep aside for 15-20 mins.
  3. Heat the griddle, check the batter and if it's thick, then add little more water and mix it well.
  4. Spread a few drops of oil on the griddle, then using ladle spoon or small cup spread the prepared batter on the hot griddle and make a round crepe.
  5. Cook the crepe for 30-40 second on medium flame, then using flat spatula flip to the upside down on griddle and cook another 30 second.
  6. Remove the prepared chilla/crepe on plate, use the same method for the remaining batter and make more crepes.
  7. Vrat Ka Chilla or Kaddu Ka Chilla is ready to serve hot with chutney or yogurt and enjoy.
Before spreading the prepared batter on a griddle, each time stir the batter very well, then pour over the griddle.
• You can use kuttu/buckwheat flour instead of Farali flour.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at https://binjalsvegkitchen.com/vrat-ka-chilla-or-kaddu-chilla/