Gujarati Chiliya Recipe

About the Recipe

This is the recipe of Chiliya – traditional Gujarati food item made with Bathua/Wild Spinach. We can make this recipe during the winter season and serve it as evening snacks/dinner/breakfast. Use Oddy Non-Stick liners to cook this well and for hassle-free cooking.

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  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Bajra Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Handvo Flour/Kanki Korma
  • 250 grams Chopped Bathua/Wild Spinach/Chil Ni Bhaji
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder & Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida & 1 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds/Safed Til
  • 1 tsp Carom Seeds/Ajwain & 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Medium Sour Curd & 2 tsp Golkeri Pickle Rasa/Jaggery
  • 2 tsp Ginger Chilli Paste & 3-4 tsp Oil (For Moyan)
  • Water (For Kneading the dough) & Oddy Ecobake Non Stick Liners
  • For Tempering - 2 tbsp Oil, 1 tsp Mustard Seeds, 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/Hing, 10-12 Curry Leaves and 1 tsp Sesame Seeds



  • In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, bajra flour and handvo flour.
  • Then add in the spices like turmeric powder, salt, asafoetida, sesame seeds, carom seeds, baking soda, curd, pickle rasa, ginger chilli paste and oil. Mix all of this well.
  • Now add chopped spinach leaves and mix it well. Add required water to knead it into dough.
  • Line steaming tray with Oddy Non Stick Liners. Grease your palm with oil and prepare chiliyas as shown in the video.
  • Place the chiliyas with gaps in between. Fill the cooking container with water and steam chiliyas on medium flame for about 25 minutes.
  • Prick it with a toothpick to see if it is cooked properly or not.
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Cut Chiliyas into smaller pieces and serve it hot.

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