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Besan Cheela

By January 16, 2018No Comments

Besan Cheela Recipe


  • 1 cup besan (chickpea flour/ gram flour)
  • ½ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • Salt as needed
  • ⅛ tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tbsps. onions chopped finely
  • 3 tbsps. tomatoes chopped finely
  • 1 green chili chopped finely
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Handful of coriander leaves chopped
  • ⅔ to 1 cup water
  • oil or ghee as needed



  • To a mixing bowl, add besan, salt, ajwain and turmeric. Mix everything well.


  • Add ginger, tomatoes, onions, coriander leaves and chilies. Pour enough water and make a batter of thick but pourable consistency.


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


  • Allow it to turn hot and reduce the flame to medium.


  • Mix the batter well from the bottom. Take a ladle full of batter and pour it in the center. Quickly spread it to a round cheela.


  • Drizzle some oil around the edges and the center.


  • Allow to cook until the edges leave the pan.


  • Flip it to the other side.


  • Press down the edges with a spatula. Fry until the cheela is cooked completely and gets golden spots.


  • Serve besan cheela with some tea or chutney.


Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 143

Total Fat: 2g

Protein: 18g

Carbohydrates: 36g