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Besan Chilla

By: Admin
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Time to Prepare: 15 Mins
Calories: 234kcal


1 cup Besan (gram flour)
1/4 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
1 teaspoon Red chili powder
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
Salt to taste
1 small Green chili chopped
1/4 cup Tomato finely chopped
1/3 cup Red onion finely chopped
1/4 cup Spinach (Palak) finely chopped
1/4 cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) finely chopped
1/4 cup Carrot grated
2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
1/4 cup Plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups Water
Oil to shallow fry cheela


Take besan, carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Add all the vegetables and Mix well, so all the flour is coated to veggies.

Then mix in yogurt. Add little water at a time and make lump free batter.

Batter should be runny , adjust the water to get right consistency of batter, Also do a taste test to check salt.

Heat the pan or tawa on medium heat. Once hot drizzle about 2 teaspoons of oil and let it get heat up.

Once oil is hot, pour the ladleful of batter and spread it to make round shape pancake.

Let the cheela gets cook on one side about 2 minutes or till gets golden brown.

Drizzle some oil on top and then flip it using spatula. Cook other side for 1-2 minutes.

Once both sides are cooked, remove it to plate and serve.

Repeat the same with rest of the batter/


A Chilla, or ‘Indian savoury pancake’, is a quick and easy breakfast item.

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