(Besan - gram flour Dosa)

Chilro is a common sindhi household dish, everyone has their own versions, some add grated carrots, shredded cabbage. This is the most basic recipe. Chilro is eaten anytime of the day, when made for breakfast it is served with toast, chutney and ketchup. Lunch and dinner time it is usually served as a side dish with dal normally substituting for pakodas for the health consious people. Breakfast, lunch or dinner it is a quick dish to prepare and loved by all.

This is my contribution to the Dosa Mela event hosted by Srivali of Cooking 4 all Sasons.

I am also contribute this picture below to the Click-Metal event hosted by Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi.


1/2 cup besan (gramflour)
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 carrot, grated (optional)
1/4 cup shredded
3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tsp cummin seeds
1 tsp annardana(Dry pomegranate seeds) (optional)
2 Green chillies(finely chopped)
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste


  1. Mix all the ingredients, till a batter of medium consistency is obtained. ( Like Rawa Dosa)
  2. Now heat a tawa, add some oil to the hot tawa.
  3. Take little of the above batter,and slowly spread it ,on tawa, it should be thin (Just like how we make Rava Dosa).
  4. Add some oil and let it cook on a medium flame, till it is brown.
  5. Toss it and let it cook on other side too.
  6. Serve with chutney, tomato ketchup, etc..

Note: A healthier option is to use wheat flour instead of besan,keeping all other ingredients and method of cooking same.

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srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely one...

musical said...

Lovely chilro, Medhaa! You have a nice collection of homestyle Sindhi recipes. Keep them coming, girl!

Medhaa said...

Srivalli - your welcome, I loved taking part.

Musical - Thank you so much and will keep updating the sindhi recipes.

Sunshinemom said...

Tasty indeed - these are my favourites too!

Swati Raman Garg said...

medhaa... i made this for the taste n create u know its one of my favorites...

Laura S. said...

Hi, I know this is a long time later, but I just ran across this and would like to try it. Fourth ingredient down on the recipe it just says "1/4 c. shredded". Shredded what? Thanks!

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