Saturday, December 4, 2010

Besan Ka Cheela (Besan Pancakes)

I was leafing through some old editions of Readers Digest yesterday, and there i spotted this recipe in the food section of the magazine. I tweaked the recipe a little by adding a few ingredients and the breakfast was a hit.Together with Mint Chutney the pancakes was a rocking combo! 

What goes:-
  • Besan (Gram Flour) - 2cups
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Green Chilli - 1 to 2
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain ) - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder  - to taste
  • Chat Masala - to taste
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required
  • Oil - little 

Finely chop the onion, green chilli, coriander leaves and curry leaves. In a big bowl add all the ingredients and mix well. 

Now slowly add enough water to get the Dosa/Pancake Batter consistency.

Heat a non stick pan and add little oil. Spread one (1) ladle of batter evenly on it.

Cook till the bottom side is done and turn/flip upside down. You can flaunt your tossing skills if u are adept at it.

Cook till it is crispy and brown on both sides.

Serve hot with Mint Chutney or Sauce..

The serving tips for the pancakes also mentioned how well it goes with toasts. 

Enjoy !


  1. Besan Chela looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the step by step method of preparation of Chila.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Very new recipe to me. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I know this...This is a vegan omelette...yummy !!!!! drooling here ..

  4. Feel like having some cheela with some spicy chutney, very tempting..

  5. That looks absolutely delicious!

  6. i love mint chutney and with ur cheela, wow a healthy way to start our day

  7. Awesome dosa..Yummy and healthy one too..


  8. i dint know we can make dosas with besan.. amazing :)

  9. Just wanted to let you know that the roundup for Weekend Herb Blogging #262 is now posted at The Crispy Cook. Thank you for sending in your tasty entry with the Parwal Fry.