Semolina & Potato Chila/Pancake

This is a very easy recipe and a very forgiving one. You can really amp it up to any direction you like. I have used a basic mashed potato and added suji, some onions, chillies and curd. A smooth batter gives you that. Wow.


It’s melt in the mouth goodness. I am not good with going heavy on spices for the breakfast; only salt and pepper for me. It ideal for babies who have started eating(minus chilli). My son loves this since he was 11 months old. And ofcourse its a wonderful tiffin snack.


Just make sure if you are packing it for tiffins- place a butter paper between two chila’s so it doesn’t stick together and break as it’s so soft.

Take a standard measuring cup or any katori and do all the measurment with that. I had used a standard katori for my chila and got around 7-8 chila’s as in picture. Let’s quickly begin.


1 cup suji/semolina
2 medium large potato mashed (I left chunks for texture)
3/4 cup curd with its water
1/2 cup finely chopped onions, green chilli and coriander
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup water


Mix all the above ingredients to make a smooth batter. It should be of pouring consistency but not watery.

Leave it aside for 10-15 mins.

Heat oil on a non stick pan. Pour about 4 tbsp of batter. If the batter starts to scatter push it back with the back of the spoon.

Let it cook till sides are brown. Flip and cook till done. You can add more oil on sides of required.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter. Serve with green chutney and enjoy.



  1. Looks so good! I just wanted to check if we can use roasted sooji for this? is that a problem? and for regular utthpams, is roasted sooji a problem? πŸ™‚

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