Recipe – Mini chilla bites

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 8


For the chilla:

  • Besan (gram flour): 1 cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon, finely chopped or crushed
  • Green chili: 1, finely chopped or crushed
  • Water: as required
  • Oil: to roast

For assemble:

  • Toothpick: 8
  • Onion: cut into circles, 8 pieces
  • Tomato: cut into circles, 8 pieces
  • Green chutney: 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato sauce: 2 tablespoons


  • In a bowl mix gram flour, salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, ginger, green chili and mix well.
  • Adding water make a thin dropping consistency batter. Add little water at a time and mix to check the consistency.
  • Heat tawa.
  • Heat a non-stick tawa. Pour ½ tablespoons of the batter in tawa and spread it lightly to make a 2-inch diameter circle. Like this fill the complete tawa with mini chilla circles. I made 24 mini chillas in 4 rounds.
  • Spread little oil over the circles. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip it carefully. Spread little oil again. Cook it till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  • Take out all the mini chillas.


  • Take a toothpick, insert 1 mini chilla to the ¾ depth of the toothpick
  • Spread little green chutney and insert a tomato circle
  • Again, insert a mini chilla and spread little tomato sauce
  • Insert an onion circle and cover it with another mini chilla.
  • Likewise make all the mini chilla bites.
  • Sprinkle some chat masala and serve



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