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Chilka Roti is a popular breakfast recipe, made using Rice and Chana dal (Split Bengal Gram). The recipe is quite simple and uses minimum pantry ingredients. A perfect balance of carbs and proteins and perfect as finger food for your toddler or a healthy lunch box idea.

Chilka Roti is a popular breakfast recipe, made using Rice and Chana dal. A perfect balance of carbs and proteins. Served with Garlic Chutney, Tomato Chutney and Baingan Choka and Baked Bajra Tikki


Jharkhand Cuisine

Jharkhand cuisine is similar to the cuisine of its nearby states. Still, it has its unique and traditional dishes that are least explored. Chilka Roti, Arsa Roti, Khapra Roti, Sanei ka Bharta, etc are a few dishes that are hardly heard of. 


Blogging gives us this opportunity to explore such unique dishes at times. Earlier I have shared one such recipe from the state of Jharkhand called Dhuska. Dhuska is traditionally deep-fried pancakes made using rice and chana dal. I have made the dhuska deep-fried as well as like crepes or pancakes which are not fried.


Few such less known dishes from different states which I have shared earlier on my blog are this,


Recipe process of Chilka Roti

Today’s recipe of Chilka Roti is yet another simple healthy pancake or dosa or chila recipe from this state. The rice and chana dal is soaked overnight or for 7-8 hours. It is then ground into a smooth batter. Salt is added to taste and thin crepes are prepared on a dosa tawa or a crepe pan. That’s it, no spices and nothing, yet it is tasty and delicious. 


Serving Suggestions

Chilka roti can be enjoyed with spicy garlic chutney or any chutney of your choice. We enjoyed this with garlic chutney, Green Tomato Chutney, Baingan ka Chokha. For the sweet treat, I served this baked Bajre ki Tikki. It was the perfect breakfast filling breakfast for us and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. 


Can batter be stored?

The batter will stay good in the fridge for 4-5 days. However, there would be some slow fermentation to it. But I would say the taste would enhance so you can even make the batter once and have this for breakfast the next 4-5 days.

Close up look of Crispy Rice & Lentil Crepes, served with Lehsun Chutney, Tomato Chutney and Baingan Chokha


I am sharing this Jharkhand Breakfast Thali, as a part of the Breakfast Series for the month-long BM. Yesterday I posted, Goan Breakfast thali featuring Chanya Tonak in Instant pot. My earlier theme was on Indian Flatbreads and Thali’s.

So here goes the recipe for Chilka Roti

Chilka Roti is a popular breakfast recipe, made using Rice and Chana dal. A perfect balance of carbs and proteins. Served with Garlic Chutney, Tomato Chutney and Baingan Choka and Baked Bajra Tikki

Chilka Roti (Lentil & Rice Crepes)

Chilka Roti is a popular breakfast recipe, made using Rice and Chana dal. A perfect balance of carbs and proteins.
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Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian, Jharkhand
Keyword: Chana Dal, Dal, Gluten Free, Kid Food, Lentils, Lunch Box, Rice, Toddler Food, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking the rotis

Instructions

  • Clean and rinse the rice and chana dal separately.
  • Soak it in enough water for 7-8 hours or overnight.
    Soaked Rice for Chilka Roti
  • Once soaked, drain the water and give a quick rinse again.
    Soaked Dal for Chilka Roti
  • Grind the batter to a smooth consistency with the help of water.
    Batter for Chilka Roti
  • Do not add too much water, we want a semi-thick consistency batter.
    Consistency of Batter for Chilka Roti
  • Add salt and let the batter rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat a Dosa tawa or a Crepe pan.
  • Once hot, drizzle or brush some oil using a clean tissue or a pastry brush.
  • Pour around ¼ cup of batter, a ladle full or around 3 tablespoons of batter on a pan.
  • Spread it like dosa by making circles outwards with the help of the back of the ladle.
  • Let this cook on medium and drizzle some oil along the edges.
  • Once it starts getting cooked from the edges, it will start leaving the sides.
    Top of Chilka Roti
  • Flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
    Bottom of Chilka Roti
  • Similarly, prepare the rest of the chilka rotis.
  • Serve this for breakfast with Lehsun ki chutney and Baingan Chokha.

Notes

  •  1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
 
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Recipe Rating




NARMADHA

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

There are so many similarities between different cuisines and this looks similar to dal dosa. Very healthy and protein rich breakfast recipe. Sides dishes looks so inviting too

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

So true - blogging marathon always helps us to explore the new cuisine and recipes. This chilka roti is amazing and it reminds the adai that we make. We add other lentils as well but this is so good and amazing.

Rajani

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

So similar to dosa, I remember making it a long time back. A healthy option for sure!

Harini Rupanagudi

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

That is definitely a healthy breakfast option. Would love to taste the pickles to the side :)

Suma Gandlur

Monday 14th of September 2020

I made these recently and love these simple and nutritious rotis.