Tata Sampann Recipes: Onion Chilla

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

This article is authored by Bonny Shah.

Being able to keep up with a wholesome breakfast every morning with our busy schedules, long travels and early morning laziness can be a task. In spite of the fact that most of us are well aware of the importance and benefits of a heavy nutritious breakfast, we do tend to skip it on some days.

The onion chilla recipe is a delicious and healthy option for your breakfast made with everyday ingredients easily available in your kitchens. These fibre-filled chillas are made from the Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix and contain unpolished moong dal and urad dal flours, unpolished masoor dal, rice flour, iodised salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder, clove powder, cumin powder, cinnamon powder and ajwain as its ingredients.

Moong dal and urad dal act as a great source of protein and are high in iron content. The dietary fibre helps in better digestion, thus preventing constipation. Due to high potassium content in both moong and urad dal, it is a good choice for those managing high blood pressure. These dals are some of the best sources of plant-based protein. They also contain important vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium.

Another main ingredient in this dish is the onions. They contain decent amounts of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, and potassium, which provide a number of benefits. They are a rich source of prebiotics, which help boost digestive health, improve bacterial balance in your gut and benefit your immune system.

This super healthy and full of flavour dish can be made in your kitchen within 10 minutes and a few easily available ingredients, with a little help from our friends at Gharcha Swaad.



  • Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 grated potato
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mix the chopped tomatoes, onions, and coriander and green chillies in a bowl and add salt according to your taste preference.
  2. Add the Tata Sampann Multi Dal Chilla Mix to the same bowl and mix it thoroughly.
  3. Add some water to make the mixture into a paste-like consistency.
  4. Add the potatoes (Potatoes are added later in order for them not to break while mixing)
  5. In a hot pan, add oil and with your hands lay the mixture pressing it flat on the pan in the shape of thick pancakes.
  6. Fry till golden-brown and crispy.

Don’t forget to enjoy your mouth-watering easy-to-make Onion Chillas with a zingy, coriander-mint chutney or khajoor chutney on the side, and a glass of nimbu paani to wash it down, making it a refreshing meal.


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