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Protein Power Breakfast: Savory Veg Chilla with Paneer & Greek Yogurt

Updated: Apr 29

Kickstart your mornings with our Protein Power Breakfast Chilla! Packed with the goodness of high-protein ingredients like besan (gram flour) and paneer, this savory pancake is not only delicious but incredibly nutritious. Infused with a medley of fresh vegetables and seasoned with aromatic spices, each bite offers a burst of flavors and a boost of energy to fuel your day. Easy to prepare and versatile, this chilla is perfect for those on-the-go mornings or when you need a hearty, satisfying meal to start your day right. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just looking to incorporate more protein into your diet, this veg chilla recipe is sure to impress. Join us in the kitchen and whip up this delightful dish that promises taste and health in every bite!


  • Besan (Gram Flour): 1 cup (22g protein)

  • Turmeric: ¼ tsp

  • Ajwain: ¼ tsp (optional)

  • Salt: ½ tsp (to taste)

  • Water: ½ cup initially, plus around ¼ cup to adjust batter consistency

  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese): 100g (approximately 18g protein)

  • Onion: 1 medium, finely chopped

  • Green Chili: 1, finely chopped

  • Green Bell Pepper: ½ cup, chopped

  • Tomato: ½ cup, chopped

  • Carrot: ½ cup, shredded

  • Ginger: ½ tsp, finely chopped

  • Coriander: 2 tbsp, chopped

  • Oil: 1 tsp for greasing


  1. Prepare the Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine besan, turmeric, ajwain (if using), and salt. Mix thoroughly.

  • Gradually add ½ cup of water, whisking continuously to ensure the mixture is free of lumps.

  • To the smooth batter, add the paneer, onion, green chili, green bell pepper, tomato, and carrot. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.

  • Adjust the consistency of the batter by adding about ¼ cup more water until it reaches a flowing but not too thin consistency.

  1. Prepare the Pan:

  • Heat a tawa or pan over high heat and add 1 tsp of oil.

  • Using a fork, pierce half an onion and use it to spread the oil evenly across the pan, a technique often used in grilling known as "Onion Brushing."

  • Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel. This ensures a non-stick surface without making the chilla too oily.

  1. Cook the Chilla:

  • Pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan. Spread it gently into a disk shape.

  • Cook over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds on each side, or until the chilla is golden brown and cooked through.

  1. Serve:

  • Serve your delicious chilla hot with Greek yogurt raita, your favorite chutneys, or just by itself.

  • Enjoy a super tasty and protein-rich vegetarian meal that's perfect for a healthy breakfast.

This chilla not only provides a good amount of protein but also combines the flavors and nutrition of various vegetables and spices, making it a wholesome and fulfilling breakfast option.



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