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rava chilla recipe, how to make rava cheela recipe | sooji chilla recipe

rava chilla recipe with step by step photos – easy and tasty breakfast recipe of chillas made with sooji (rava or cream of wheat). chillas are savory pancakes made from gram flour or other lentils. here the chillas are made from sooji also known as rava or cream of wheat.

these soft rava chillas are very easy to prepare. thus making it one of the easy breakfast or snack that can be made. the taste of these chillas are very different from besan chilla or oats chilla. they taste more like rava uttapam.

i make these the same way i make besan chilla. only ingredient that gets replaced is sooji instead of besan.

rava chillas can be served with any green chutney, tomato chutney or tomato ketchup. you can also serve with coconut chutney.

if you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check rava pongal, uttapam, rava dosa, aloo paratha and rava idli recipe.

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rava chilla recipe | sooji cheela recipe
prep time
30 mins
cook time
20 mins
total time
50 mins
 
rava chilla recipe - easy recipe of chilla made with sooji or rava.
course: Breakfast, snacks
cuisine: north indian
servings: 1 to 2
calories: 836 kcal
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup sooji (rava or cream of wheat)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) or cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 pinch red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as required
  • 1.25 cups water
  • oil as required
how to make recipe
making batter for rava chilla recipe:
  1. take 1 cup fine sooji (rava or cream of wheat) in a bowl.

  2. add 1 cup water. mix very well and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. after 30 minutes, rava will absorb much of the water and will become very soft.
  4. then add the remaining ingredients in the batter except oil and the remaining 1/4 cup water. mix very well.
  5. next add 1/4 cup water again and mix very well.
  6. the batter should have a slightly medium thick consistency.
making rava chilla:
  1. heat a pan and spread a bit of oil in it.
  2. take a ladle of the batter & gently spread the batter on the pan to make small to medium chillas. 

  3. the pan has to be on a low flame when you pour and spread the chilla batter. otherwise you won't be able to spread the batter easily.

  4. just lightly spread the batter to a neat round shape. don't try to spread too much as the chillas will break.

  5. let the sooji chilla cook on a low to medium flame.
  6. when the top of the chilla looks cooked, then sprinkle some oil on the sides and top. with the spoon itself, spread the oil all over.
  7. when the base has cooked and become light golden, then flip and cook the other side.
  8. when the second side gets light golden or the onions in the chilla, look golden or caramelized, then remove the rava chilla and serve.

  9. serve sooji chillas hot or warm with any chutney or sauce of your choice.
recipe notes
  • the recipe serves 1 to 2, but can be easily be doubled or tripled.

this rough nutrition info is per serving:

Nutrition Facts
rava chilla recipe | sooji cheela recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 836 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2710mg 113%
Potassium 323mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 134g 45%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 123%
Iron 320.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


how to make sooji cheela or rava chilla recipe:

1. take 1 cup fine sooji/rava/cream of wheat in a bowl.

2. add 1 cup water.

3. mix very well and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes. you can even soak rava+water overnight in the fridge, so as to make things easy if planning to make these chillas for breakfast.

4. after 30 minutes, rava will absorb much of the water and will become very soft.

5. after 30 minutes, add the following ingredients in the batter – , ¼ cup finely chopped onions, 1 to 2 green chillies (chopped) ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger, 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

6. mix very well and then add the following spices – ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds), a pinch of red chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder. instead of carom seeds, you can also use cumin seeds. also add salt as required.

7. add ¼ cup water again and mix very well.

8. the batter should have a slightly medium thick consistency.

9. heat a pan and spread a bit of oil in it.

10. take a ladle of the batter.

11. gently spread the batter on the pan to make small to medium chillas. the pan has to be on a low flame when you pour and spread the chilla batter. otherwise you won’t be able to spread the batter easily. just lightly spread the batter to a neat round shape. don’t try to spread too much as the chillas will break.

12. let the sooji chilla cook on a low to medium flame.

13. when the top of the chilla looks cooked, then sprinkle some oil on the sides and top.

14. with the spoon itself, spread the oil all over.

15. when the base has cooked and become light golden, then flip and cook the other side.

16. when the second side gets light golden or the onions in the chilla, look golden or caramelized, then remove the chilla and serve.

17. serve sooji chillas hot or warm with any chutney or sauce of your choice.




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This post was last modified on May 16, 2017, 3:17 pm

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