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Besan Cheela recipe – Besan Ka Chilla Recipe

Besan Cheela recipe – Besan Ka Chilla Recipe

Besan cheela is the easy to prepare and most devouring cheela recipe. Cheela is the savoury version of pancakes with Indian touch. These mildly spicy besan cheela can be served to children along with tomato sauce or any jam. You can pack them in tiffin for kids as well, they will love them for sure.

Chickpea flour cheela is prepared with very few ingredients which can be found very easily in every kitchen. So, try out making these instant besan cheela with these easy to follow step-by-step pictures and detailed method of preparation. Enjoy!

Directions

Making:

Take chickpea flour in a mixing bowl and add some water to it. Mix well until the lumps dissolves completely. Add some more water to the batter and mix thoroughly.

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Then add the salt, red chilly powder, ginger, green chilly and green coriander to the batter and mix all the ingredients properly. Cover and keep the batter on one side for 5 minutes to set.

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After 5 minutes, add some more water to the batter and mix nicely. Cheela batter is now ready, less than 1 cup of water is used overall to prepare this batter.

besan cheela

Heat a tawa on flame. When the tawa gets heated aptly, pour some oil over it and spread evenly. Pour 2 tbsp of batter on the tawa and spread it in circular motion with a spoon into thin cheela.

besan cheela

Pour some oil all around the cheela and on it. Once there is slight change in the colour of the cheela, flip the sides and roast the cheela from another side as well.

besan cheela

When the cheela turns golden brown from both the sides, transfer it on a plate.

besan cheela

Now add the tomatoes to the batter and mix well. Make the besan-tomato cheela from the batter in same process. Besan cheela are ready.

veg besan cheelaServing:

Relish eating these besan cheela piping hot with green coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

Suggestions

  • Make sure that the tawa is hot enough before making cheela on it or else the batter will stick on the tawa.
  • You can add tomato paste instead of chopped tomatoes to the batter. In case you are adding chopped tomatoes then make slightly thick cheela and if you are adding tomato paste then make thin cheela.

Besan Cheela recipe - Besan Ka Chilla Recipe besan cheela
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chickpea flour – 1 cup
  • Tomatoes – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger baton – ½ inch (grated)
  • Salt – ⅓ tsp or to taste
  • Red chilly powder – 1 to 2 pinches
  • Green chilly – 1 (finely chopped)
Instructions
  1. Take chickpea flour in a mixing bowl and add some water to it. Mix well until the lumps dissolves completely. Add some more water to the batter and mix thoroughly. Then add the salt, red chilly powder, ginger, green chilly and green coriander to the batter and mix all the ingredients properly. Cover and keep the batter on one side for 5 minutes to set.
  2. After 5 minutes, add some more water to the batter and mix nicely. Cheela batter is now ready, less than 1 cup of water is used overall to prepare this batter. Heat a tawa on flame. When the tawa gets heated aptly, pour some oil over it and spread evenly. Pour 2 tbsp of batter on the tawa and spread it in circular motion with a spoon into thin cheela.
  3. Pour some oil all around the cheela and on it. Once there is slight change in the colour of the cheela, flip the sides and roast the cheela from another side as well. When the cheela turns golden brown from both the sides, transfer it on a plate.
  4. Now add the tomatoes to the batter and mix well. Make the besan-tomato cheela from the batter in same process. Besan cheela are ready. Relish eating these besan cheela piping hot with green coriander chutney or tomato sauce.