Oats Chilla Recipe, a quick and easy chilla recipe made with oats, gram flour, spices-herbs. Chilla is a savory pancake that is made with gram flour or different lentils. These Oats Chillas can be served plain or with a side of chutney. You can also have with green chutney or coconut chutney.
Take ½ cup quick cooking oats in a mixer or grinder and grind to a fine powder.
Take the ground oats flour in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup besan.
Now add everything except for oil and water.
Pour about 2/3 to 3/4 cup water.
With a wired whisk begin to mix everything. If the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. Depending on the quality and texture of besan and oats, addition of water will be more or less.
Whisk to a smooth flowing consistency in the batter without any lumps. Break lumps if any while mixing batter.
Beat a tawa or a flat pan on a low flame. Let the pan become medium hot. Then take a ladle full of the batter and pour on the pan.
Gently with the back of the ladle, begin to spread the batter. Spread lightly and gently so that the cheela does not break.
On a low to medium flame cook the cheela till the top begins to look cooked. Then drizzle ½ to 1 tsp oil on the chilla at the edges and all around. With a spoon spread the oil all over. Skip oil if you want to prepare oil free chillas.
Continue to cook till the base gets light golden. Then flip.
Now cook the other side.
Cook this side till you see golden spots on the oats besan cheela.
Fold and serve hot or warm.
Serve oats cheelas plain or with any chutney of your choice or with tomato sauce.