Besan Cheela, How to make besan chilla

besan-cheela

Besan Cheela is very similar to the Tomato Omelette. Its a very quick recipe and can be put together in minutes for breakfast. Its made with gram flour and all the fixings that go on a regular Indian style omelette. Its even referred to as the veg omelette. Here is how to do Besan cheela.

Sieve the chickpea flour. Its an important step to get rid of the lumps. The larger lumps that form, use your fingers to powder it down.

besan-cheela-sift

Add in the onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and the spices. Dump them all. Add in half a cup of water at first and mix well with a wooden spoon until a thick smooth batter forms. Adding a lot of water to the flour makes for lumpy batter. Add water in stages. Once a thick batter forms, you can dilute it with more water. By doing this way, the end batter will be perfectly smooth and lump free.

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Add more water and dilute the batter. The batter should be slightly watery than the typical dosa batter.

besan-cheela-dilute

Heat a skillet until hot. Ladle 1/3 cup of batter and pour on a lightly oiled preheated griddle and cook for 2 minutes each side until lightly brown on low flame. Serve hot.

besan-cheela-skillet

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Besan Cheela, How to make besan chilla

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Besan Cheela, Easy North Indian Chickpea Flour – Gram Flour crepe. It is a quick and easy to make Indian breakfast.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 9 crepes 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup besan, chickpea flour
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 5 sprigs finely chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (Hing), Optional
  • to 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Sieve the chickpea flour.
  2. Add in the onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and the spices. Dump them all. Add in half a cup of water at first and mix well with a wooden spoon until a thick smooth batter forms.
  3. Add more water and dilute the batter. The batter should be slightly watery than the typical dosa batter.
  4. Ladle 1/3 cup of batter and pour on a lightly oiled preheated griddle and cook for 2 minutes each side until lightly brown on low flame. Serve hot.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Indian

3 thoughts on “Besan Cheela, How to make besan chilla”

  1. Hi. Do you have the recipe for dhokla. Please post if you have. I am not getting the fluffiness of dhokla right.

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