Besan Chilla

Besan Chilla recipe is a traditional chickpea flour based pancake or cheela recipe which is also popularly known as vegetarian omelette because of the colour and texture. it is one of the famous north indian breakfast recipe and has a great similar characteristics to south indian dosa recipes.


• 1 cup besan / gram flour / kadle hittu
• ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
• ¼ tsp caraway seeds / ajwain
• salt to taste
• ½ cup water, or as required
• ½ onion, finely chopped
• 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
• ½ tomato, finely chopped
• 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
• 1 green chilli, finely chopped
• 5 tsp oil, for roasting

Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)

1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup besan.
2. add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ajwain and salt to taste.
3. additionally, add ½ cup water or little more.
4. mix with the help of whisk to form a smooth batter.
5. now rest the batter for 30 minutes or more so that besan absorbs water and turn light.
6. furthermore, add in ½ onion, ½ tomato, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli.
7. mix well with the help of ladle and get to a flowing consistency batter.
8. further, pour a ladleful of batter onto a hot tawa and spread gently.
9. pour a tsp of oil over chilla.
10. allow to cook on medium flame.
11. now flip the chilla and cook both sides.
12. finally, fold the besan chilla and serve with green chutney.

Recipe credits: Hebbar's kitchen

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