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Besan Cheela, How to make besan chilla

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 9 crepes 1x


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


  • 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


  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.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Indian