Oats Besan Puda | Chilla

Oats Puda

Hope you all a great Pongal / Makar Sankranti celebrations. After the heavy festive food, we all need something light and healthy. Today I am going to share one such healthy and an easy recipe – Oats and Besan Puda or Chilla – A perfect breakfast, evening tiffin err I would say perfect lunch box recipe too. If you are following me on Instagram, you might be aware of my oats challenge. Nothing big, I challenged myself to include oats in our daily diet, as simple as that.

So why this challenge? Millets and quinoa have become a staple in my kitchen but the love-hate relationship with oats is stopping me from making it as a staple in my kitchen. So I thought of challenging myself and to be honest I love this challenge so far. (I haven’t set any end date for this challenge and wanted to see how far I can go.) I got introduced to new ways of preparing oats and also started to explore and try Indian recipes with oats. I have tried few Indian recipes with oats before, but here is my first one after starting this challenge. The New Year always calls for something new. This year you will be seeing more of Instant pot recipes, oats recipes, my gardening experience and one more … (Shhh I will reveal that this month end)

Oats Puda

I love besan puda or chilla. It resembles the omelet and it is also popularly known as the vegetarian omelet. As it’s my favorite, during my first trimester, our friend used to prepare this besan puda for me a lot.  I just love it with ketchup. I don’t need any other side for this. So last Saturday, I thought of incorporating oats in this puda and also thought of adding all the veggies that have on hand to make it healthier. And the result is here –Oats and Besan Puda/Chilla with vegetables. I tried capturing the preparation video too and please find my channel link and the video below. Subscribe and stay tuned for more recipes.

Ingredients:

  • Oats – ½ cup
  • Besan – 1/3 cup
  • Shallots – 4
  • Tomato – 1/2
  • Green Chilies – 2
  • Grated Carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Ginger – 1-inch piece
  • Spinach – a handful
  • Chopped Cilantro – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Oil – as required for preparing puda

Prep – Work:

  • Grind the oats into a coarse powder.
  • Chop all the veggies and set aside.
  • Sieve the besan mix and set aside.

Steps:

  • Add the ground oats to the besan.
  • To this mix, add all the chopped veggies. (Shallots, green chillies, ginger, spinach, cilantro, tomato)
  • Add the salt and 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  • Now add the turmeric powder and add remaining half cup of water, on required basis and mix nicely. Make sure the consistency is like dosa batter.
  • Check for salt at this stage and adjust accordingly.
  • Now heat the tava or dosa griddle.
  • Once it is hot, pour about a ladleful of puda mix and spread slightly. Spread oil around edges and let it cook for about 45 secs to 1 minutes.
  • The color will change as shown in the video. Then slowly flip and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  • And that’s it. Puda is ready. Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Oats Puda

Notes:

  • Instead of green chilies, about 3/4 tsp of red chili powder can be used.
  • Do not add the entire 1 cup of water. Initially, add 1/2 cup of water and then as per the consistency add the remaining water as required.
  • Add salt and spices as per your preference.
  • Also, add the veggies as per your choice and the amount used, as per your preference.

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Oats Besan Puda | Chilla
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A healthy, savory pancake prepared with chickpea flour / besan and oats. Loaded with vegetables this is a perfect vegetarian omelette.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Oats – ½ cup
  2. Besan – 1/3 cup
  3. Shallots – 4
  4. Tomato - 1/2
  5. Green Chilies - 2
  6. Grated Carrot - 1/4 cup
  7. Ginger - 1-inch piece
  8. Spinach - a handful
  9. Chopped Cilantro - 1/4 cup
  10. Salt – 1 tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  12. Water - 1 cup
  13. Oil - as required for preparing puda
Prep - Work
  1. Grind the oats into a coarse powder.
  2. Chop all the veggies and set aside.
  3. Sieve the besan mix and set aside.
Steps
  1. Add the ground oats to the besan.
  2. To this mix, add all the chopped veggies. (Shallots, green chillies, ginger, spinach, cilantro, tomato)
  3. Add the salt and 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  4. Now add the turmeric powder and add remaining half cup of water, on required basis and mix nicely. Make sure the consistency is like dosa batter.
  5. Check for salt at this stage and adjust accordingly.
  6. Now heat the tava or dosa griddle.
  7. Once it is hot, pour about a ladleful of puda mix and spread slightly. Spread oil around edges and let it cook for about 45 secs to 1 minutes.
  8. The color will change as shown in the video. Then slowly flip and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  9. And that's it. Puda is ready. Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.
Notes
  1. Instead of green chilies, about 3/4 tsp of red chili powder can be used.
  2. Do not add the entire 1 cup of water. Initially, add 1/2 cup of water and then as per the consistency add the remaining water as required.
  3. Add salt and spices as per your preference.
  4. Also, add the veggies as per your choice and the amount used, as per your preference.
Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/

17 thoughts on “Oats Besan Puda | Chilla

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  2. Vidhya.. I make chilla quite often… I sometimes stuff it with scrambled paneer for the kids . This addition of oats tonit sure does make it more healthy..

    Surely a must try for me ..

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