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Besan Cheela

By: Admin
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 5
Time to Prepare: 20 Mins


1 cup Gram flour / Besan
2 tbsp Rice Flour / Chawal Ka Atta optional
1 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
pinch Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
4 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch finely chopped
3/4 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
1/2 cup Mixed vegetables finely chopped
1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
to taste Salt / Namak
3 tbsp Cooking oil or ghee
1 cup water check notes


In a big deep bowl add gram flour, rice flour and water and mix well to make a lump free smooth batter.cover and keep aside for 15 minute minimum.

Now add the finely chopped vegetables in the batter and mix well.

You can add any vegetable of your choice i.e cabbage ,cauliflower, capsicum ,carrot, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli etc.

Heat a flat cast iron pan or a non stick pan and wipe it with little oil dipped cloth or tissue to season it.

When the pan become medium hot then pour a ladle full of batter on the tawa and gently spread it thinly . Take care that it will not break while spreading.

Let it cook on medium to low heat till the top looks dry.

Now drizzle a tsp of oil or ghee over and around the edges of the cheela and then flip it over.

Cook from the other side too and drizzle a tsp ghee or oil around the edges so the bottom sides also become nice and golden.

When chilla get cooked from both the sides then remove from the tawa and serve hot.

Serve with mint chutney, ketchup and a tangy dip of your choice.


Besan Cheela or Besan Pudla is a traditional recipe which can be easily and quickly made with just few basic ingredients available in each and every pantry. Besan chela can be served for breakfast, Brunch and also good option to pack in lunch boxes.

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