Lauki Oats Besan Chila

lauki oats besan chila recipe

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Lauki or bottle guard is not among kid’s favorite veggies. Yet, there are ways you can incorporate it in your kid’s diet. One such way is this savoury pancake – we bet no one would be able to guess that it has lauki in it. This not-so-loved-veggie plays another role in this dish – it keeps the chila moist even after hours of making it. We have added oats too for extra fiber, so it will keep your kid full for longer time. So, you have another ideal lunchbox recipe in your arsenal!
Serves Preparation Time
Cooking Time
2 People 10-15 Minutes 10-15 Minutes


  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp oats flour
  • ¼ cup grated lauki
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Water to form the batter


Step 1

In a bowl, add all the listed ingredients except oil, grated lauki and water. Stir and then add water as need to form a dropping consistency batter. To it add grated lauki and stir. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a pancake pan. Drizzle little oil and smear it around the surface.

Step 3

Drop ¼ to ½ cup of the batter into the heated pan and spread it in a circle as thinly as possible. Drizzle some oil on the sides.

Step 4

When the bottom side is done, flip it and cook it on the other side. When done, take it off the pan and repeat the same with rest of the batter.

Step 5

Serve it with ketchup or green chutney.

Nutritional Information

Calories 178 K cal
Proteins  5.7 g
Fats 8.8 g
Carbohydrates 19.9 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
588 mg
Potassium 252 mg
Tip: If you don’t have oats flour, churn some rolled oats into flour.
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