Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Chilla - Spicy wheat flour crepes

Chilla / Spicy wheat flour crepes

Chilla - Spicy wheat flour crepes
Chilla - Spicy wheat flour crepes

Light and fluffy, wheat flour crepes ready under 10 minutes.  The ultimate lazy Sunday breakfast or a quick Tea Time Snack.
Crepes might have originated in France however this isn’t a French recipe and has no eggs at all. And is called Chilla in India, I like to call it crepes because it’s made of wheat flour batter of pouring consistency and can be eaten with many different fillings, the variations are endless. I have always had these as a child with some pickle but today there are many options and this recipe will give you the chance to explore your favorite filling.
This is a really quick, easy and delicious recipe with very little ingredients and can be made in 10 minutes.  I make these very often mostly because I am lazy but also because it’s so tasty.

Makes 8 to 10 crepes

Ingredients:

Wheat flour 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Chilly powder/ cayenne pepper 1 tsp
Dry mango powder – ½ tsp (optional)
Zest of one lemon
Water to make a batter (2/3 of a cup)
Oil


Method:
1     Mix the wheat flour, salt( I add about a tsp), chilly powder or cayenne pepper with a fork

Wheat Flour, salt and spices

2    Add water to make a runny yet thick batter (pouring consistency). Add Zest of one lemon
Add lemon zest to the batter

   Heat  a pan, pour  a ladle of batter and gently  swirl with the back of the ladle to thin it out ( not necessary if your batter is thin just swirl the pan
Swirl the pan or use a ladle to thin out the batter

       Add a little oil before flipping the pancake (would take about 30 seconds or less to cook).
Flip it and cook for 30 seconds

      Serve these hot and delicious spicy pancakes with some cream cheese, chilly sauce/ ketchup or as I mentioned before I gobbled mine with some mango pickle and a Cuppa….Yum!
Chilla - Spicy wheat flour crepes
Chilla - Spicy wheat flour crepes