Besan Cheela Recipe

4.77 from 63 votes

Besan Cheela are spiced pancakes made from gram flour (besan) mixed with onion, tomato, coriander and various spices.

Besan Cheela are quite delicious and can be made quickly because of very few simple ingredients. It can be made as a quick evening snack, a light dinner or as a fulfilling and healthy breakfast.

Apart from the usual add-ons like tomato and onion, few other vegetables like lauki (bottle gourd), pureed peas or grated paneer can also be added to besan cheela.

A healthy breakfast option

Besan (Gram flour) is very healthy flour with good amount of protein and being low in calories is also suited for diabetics.

Besan Cheela is a relatively healthier alternative to deep fried things made from besan like pakoras (fritters made from Gram flour) or bread pakoras.

Serving suggestions

Besan cheela tastes best when served hot with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup. It is also a great option for children’s school lunch boxes.

To make Besan Cheela at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Besan Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Besan Cheela Recipe

Besan Cheela are spiced pancakes generally eaten as breakfast, made from gram flour mixed with onion, tomato, coriander and various spices.
4.77 from 63 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 5
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g

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Ingredients For Besan Cheela Recipe
  

  • 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or as per taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Besan Cheela Recipe
 

  • Take besan (gram flour) in a large mixing bowl.
    1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
    Besan Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add 1/4 cup of water gradually while stirring it to remove any lumps.
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  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chopped green chillies, saunf (fennel seeds) and garlic-ginger paste to the mixture.
    1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf), 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi), 1 Tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
    Besan Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Additionally put chopped onion and tomato into the bowl.
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  • Finally add some chopped coriander leaves.
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  • Add around 1/2 cup of water slowly to create a thin batter.
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  • Pour 2 large spoons of batter on a hot oiled pan.
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  • Wait for around 30-40 seconds while the bottom side cooks, then flip the pancake.
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  • Let the other side cook as well for a minute. It will be cooked when small brown dots start appearing.
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  • Besan Cheela is ready. Serve it hot with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.
    Besan Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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