Besan Methi Chila Potli
This Rajasthani appetizer contains tiny gram flour pancakes, a spiced mushroom and tomato filling. It's served as a dumpling tied with a stalk of green spring onion along with some fig chutney.
Chef Ranveer Brar Besan Methi Chila Potli Recipe

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-12 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR Dough
  • ½ cup Wheat flour; ½ cup gram flour
  • Oil; 2 tbsp ghee; Salt; asafoetida; Water
  • FOR Filling
  • Oil
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp black onion
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 cup onion
  • Salt
  • 1½ tsp green chillies
  • FOR Chutney
  • Oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ cup raw mango
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp black onion
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Water


  1. 1

    For the batter: In a mixing bowl add gram flour, chopped coriander leaves, baking soda, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and water.
  2. 2

    Mix it well and allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes.
  3. 3

    For the filling: Heat oil in a pan.
  4. 4

    Add carom seeds chopped onions, salt, chopped mushrooms, red chilli powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chopped fenugreek leaves, grated paneer and chopped tomatoes.
  5. 5

    Mix them well.
  6. 6

    Transfer the mixture onto a plate and refrigerate until it cools.
  7. 7

    For the chutney: Heat oil in a pan.
  8. 8

    Add cumin seeds chopped figs, sugar, vinegar and water.
  9. 9

    Mix it well and keep it aside.
  10. 10

    For the chilas: Heat a pan and pour a ladleful of batter into the pan.
  11. 11

    Pour oil on the chila and remove it when it is cooked.
  12. 12

    Place the chila on a plate.
  13. 13

    Add the prepared filling mixture at the centre of the chila.
  14. 14

    Gather the corners and hold it over the filling.
  15. 15

    Cease it by tying a knot with a thin spring onion green stalk.
  16. 16

    Serve the chilas with the prepared fig chutney and garnish it with chopped spring onions and coriander leaves.

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Ranveer Brar


>Ranveer's fascination with food began on the streets of Lucknow. One of India's youngest executive chefs when he headed the kitchen at The Claridges, New Delhi, he has also spearheading Taj Group properties like Goa-based restaurants Morisco, Il Camino and Fishtail. This globe-trotting award-winning chef paints in his free time.

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