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Stuffed Besan Cheela Potli Recipe

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Stuffed Besan Cheela Potli is a sumptuous snack, crammed with soft Paneer and mushy veggies, having the shape of a pouch. These are delicate pancakes best served as starters in pretty house parties, where you can flaunt your culinary skills and receive compliments from your guests.

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This recipe came to my mind when my children were expecting Momos or Dumplings from me. As I did not have the steamer at home, I decided on Stuffed Besan Chilla Potli, a similar snack but with the goodness of Paneer and vegetables at the same time. I have also made Besan Ka Chilla earlier. You can check this out. However, since it was my first time, I was a little apprehensive, but guess what, it turned out to be a success! They not only loved the cute pouch-like shape of it but also appreciated the luscious blend of onion, capsicum, French beans and carrots. I was taken aback when they did not even grumble about the bean and carrot stuffing in it, which they usually despise of. If you want your kids to relish them like my ones, make sure you chop them off as finely as possible. This way, the taste of Paneer comes out while the goodness of veggies persists.

Once you know the little hacks, the subsequent question will inexorably be- Where to serve it? To this, I would say that apart from kitty parties, you could dish it up on your child’s birthday party or as a lunchbox recipe. I would recommend it even as a lavish breakfast item since it is quite filling and high in nutrient quotient.

Wondering how long it takes to prepare? A maximum of 25 minutes for cooking and 15 minutes of getting it ready is all that this yummy snack demands. I believe and even you will agree that this recipe is undemanding, with every ingredient easily available at your local market. So muster them from the nearest grocery or vegetable vendor and start with it right away.

However, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. When churning out the batter, add water gradually to come up with a thin consistency. You must be surprised how the snack is sealed beautifully, in the shape of a ‘potli’ without the stuffing coming out. Spring onion takes the credit, the green part of which is used deftly to put together the delectable filling and seal it. Now that you know, all about it, from simple tactics to wise hacks, try your hand at it. Finally, do not forget to share this awesome recipe with your near and dear ones. Let them enjoy this palatable treat at the comfort of their home.

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Stuffed Besan Chilla Potli

Stuffed Besan Cheela Potli is a sumptuous snack, crammed with soft Paneer and mushy veggies, having the shape of a pouch. These are delicate pancakes best served as starters in pretty house parties, where you can flaunt your culinary skills and receive compliments from your guests.

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Course Breakfast, Evening Snacks Recipe
Cuisine Gujrati, Indian

Servings 4 People
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients

  

To make Besan chilla:

To make Paneer stuffing:

  • 100 grams paneer crumbled
  • 1 onion small finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp capsicum finely chopped
  • 7-8 pieces French beans finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot medium sized finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilly powder

Instructions

 

To make stuffing:

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan; once the oil becomes hot add cumin seed and sauté till it becomes light brown.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, finely chopped onion and sauté till onion becomes little soft.
  • Add all the veggies–Finely chopped (capsicum, French beans, carrot) and mix it well.
  • Add all the spices salt to taste, cumin powder, red chilly powder, mix it well and cook on medium flame till the veggies become little soft.
  • Add crumbled paneer, garam masala and mix until well combined.
  • Paneer stuffing is ready.

To make Besan cheela:

  • Combine besan/gram flour, carom seed, red chilly powder, salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder, plain curd, freshly chopped coriander leaves and make batter by adding water. Do not add water at once; gradually add water and make slightly thin batter.
  • Heat non-stick pan, once the pan becomes hot sprinkle little oil and wipe off the excess oil with cloth.
  • Now spread 2 tbsp of batter in the circular motion with the help of spoon and make thin chilla. Drizzle little oil all around the edges and on top of the chilla.
  • After 2 minutes flip it over and cook from other side too till it becomes light brown and make soft chilla.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of batter to make chilla.
  • Take one cheela and put the paneer stuffing in the center and start pleating the edges of chilla, bring it to the center and with the help of green part of spring onion seal the potli tightly.
  • Microwave it for few seconds or if you do not have microwave can skip this step.
  • Serve Stuffed besan cheela potli hot with tomato ketchup, coriander chutney or any chutney of your choice.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1PiecesCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1390IUVitamin C: 14.9mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 1.8mg

Keyword Besan recipes, Indian Food, party snacks
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Equipment Used:

Prestige Pan


 How to make Stuffed Besan Chilla Potli:

To make stuffing:

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan; once the oil becomes hot add cumin seed and sauté till it becomes light brown.

  • Now add ginger garlic paste, finely chopped onion and sauté till onion becomes little soft.

  • Add all the veggies –Finely chopped (capsicum, French beans, carrot) and mix it well.

  • Add all the spices salt to taste, cumin powder, red chilly powder, mix it well and cook on medium flame till the veggies become little soft.

  • Add crumbled paneer, garam masala and mix until well combined.

  • Paneer stuffing is ready.

To make Besan chilla:

  • Combine besan/ gram flour, carom seed, red chilly powder, salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder, plain curd, freshly chopped coriander leaves and make batter by adding water. Do not add water at once; gradually add water and make slightly thin batter.

  • Heat non-stick pan, once the pan becomes hot sprinkle little oil and wipe off the excess oil with cloth.

  • Now spread 2 tbsp of batter in the circular motion with the help of spoon and make thin chilla. Drizzle little oil all around the edges and on top of the chilla.

  • After 2 minutes flip it over and cook from other side too till it becomes light brown and make soft chilla.

  • Repeat the same process for the rest of batter to make chilla.
  • Take one chilla and put the paneer stuffing in the center and start pleating the edges of chilla, bring it to the center and with the help of green part of spring onion seal the potli tightly.

  • Microwave it for few seconds or if you do not have microwave can skip this step.
  • Serve Stuffed besan chilla potli hot with tomato ketchup, coriander chutney or any chutney of your choice.

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