Lentil Chillas (Savory Pancakes)

Lentil Chillas (Savory Pancakes)

The Most Delicious, Comforting and EASY Savory Pancake

These savory protein filled pancakes made out of red lentils are so good and easy to make. It's actually insane how delicious and nutritious these pancakes are. They make for the perfect breakfast, lunch, snack or even dinner and are delicious served with spiced yogurt and green chutney. 





  • 1 cup red lentils or masoor dal
  • 3 cups water for soaking lentils
  • 1/2-1 Serrano chili or jalapeno
  • 1 inch ginger
  • S&P to taste 
  • ½ cup water for blending
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped for garnish
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1-2 tbsp Droosh Chaat Party or Everyday Spice



  • Rinse and drain masoor dal and soak in water overnight or at least 2 hours
  • Drain out all the water and then add the lentils to a blender
  • Add cilantro, serrano or jalapeno, ginger, salt, Droosh Chaat Party or Everyday spice and water to make a fine batter and stir 
  • Blend until it's a pourable pancake like consistency and set aside for a few minutes
  • Heat a non-stick pan on low-medium heat with oil
  • Pour around ⅓ cup of batter or just eyeball it like we do, and spread it into a round pancake shape- remember it doesn't need to be perfect!
  • Cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes then add a few drops of oil to the side that isn't cooking and then carefully flip the pancake for another 2-3 minutes, until golden brown
  • Continue cooking until all the batter is used up 
  • Garnish with cilantro and red onion, and serve with spiced yogurt or green chutney


  • These pancakes are a perfect make-ahead recipe and you can refrigerate them in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days
  • To reheat simply place them on a hot pan and cook on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes
  • To make spiced yogurt simply combine plain yogurt with 1tsp Chaat Party, S&P and a squeeze of lemon

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