besan chilla recipe

Besan Cheela | How to make Besan chilla | Cheela Recipe

What is besan cheela?

It is a pancake made with gram flour i.e. besan. It is soft and has a crunch of onions, freshness of lots of coriander leaves, etc. It has the slight tanginess of pomegranate seeds (anaardana) that makes it very appetizing. Besan cheela can be served for breakfast or can also be given to kids in their tiffin or lunch box. It is a very quick and simple recipe, can be customized as per the taste and availability of ingredients. I often make it for my daughter to settle her hunger pangs and in a rush, I simply omit the vegetables and keep it simple using only the basic ingredients along with a few spices. Do try this recipe because it is

An easy and simple recipe
Under 15 minutes breakfast recipe
Gluten-free recipe
Kids’ tiffin recipe

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Cheela Recipe

It calls for gram flour i.e. besan. You may use the regular or thick variety of gram flour. I have used basic veggies such as onions and tomatoes. You may also add capsicum, carrot, etc. For the flavoring, I have added dry pomegranate seeds (anaardana) powder. It superbly complemented besan cheela and enhanced its taste. You may also use green chilies or garlic as per your taste.

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How to serve Besan Cheela?

Serve it with hari chutney for breakfast or tea time.

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How To Make Besan chilla

1.This recipe makes 4-6 besan chilla.

besan chilla recipe

2. In a mixing bowl add 1 cup gram flour, ¼ cup chopped coriander, 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped tomato.

besan chilla recipe

3. Add spices i.e. ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½tsp dry pomegranate powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt according to taste and 1/8 tsp fruit salt (eno).

besan chilla recipe

4. Mix all ingredients.

besan chilla recipe

5. Now add water and make a batter of thick but pourable consistency.

besan chilla recipe

6. Heat a pan and grease it with few drops of oil.

besan chilla recipe

7. Set the gas flame to medium, take one ladle full batter and spread it on the pan in round shape.

besan chilla recipe

8. Put some oil on the edge and center of besan Cheela and cover it with lid.

besan chilla recipe

9. After 2 minutes, flip besan Cheela.

besan chilla recipe

10. Drizzle few drops of oil on besan Cheela sides. Cook till the other side too turns golden brown.

besan chilla recipe

11.Serve hot or at room temperature. Bon appetit!

besan chilla recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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