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Chatpata Makki ka Chilla Recipe


Chillas are underrated pancakes that could pack in nutrition. Most of the time stuffed with cheese or dipped in oil, this simple pancake (OK, dosa variant) has much more potential.

Guess what, we explored this and trust it, makai chillas are an absolute must-have! This chilla uses antioxidant-rich makai flour with tangy spices to tingle your taste buds.

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Makkai chilla

Serves: 1 -2

Level of cooking: Easy

Preparation time: 20 mins



1 cup of makki ka atta

1 cup of water(less 1 tbsp)

1 finely chopped green chili

1/4 cup of finely chopped cilantro

1/4 tbsp of grated ginger

1/2 finely chopped onion

salt to taste

1/4 tsp of turmeric powder

1/4 tsp of crushed black pepper/red chili

1/4 tsp of garam masala powder

1/4 tsp of cumin seeds

1/4 tsp of coriander powder

1/2 tsp of lime juice/white vinegar

Oil to roast the chilla


  1.  Wash all the vegetables.
  2. Take the makai flour in a bowl for making the batter.  Add all the dried spices-salt, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, black pepper/red chili powder and coriander powder and mix properly.
  3. Now add green chilies, onion, cilantro, ginger and mix again.
  4.  Next add lime juice/white vinegar and water and make the batter of it.  
  5. Now add 1/2 spoon of oil and stir.  The batter is ready.
  6. Heat a flat non-stick tava/or pan. Grease the tava with a little oil. Put a ladleful of batter on the pan and spread it out in round shape.
  7. When it seems dry, turn it over to the other side with the spatula carefully.
  8. Delicious and spicy makai ka chilla is ready to serve.

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