Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela


Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

Besan chilla recipe - A step by step photo guide to make besan chilla at home. Besan chilla is one of the easiest things to make for breakfast or snacks. It's a savory veg omelette made using gram flour (besan). You can also add some finely chopped or grated vegetables to the chilla.


    How to make Besan Chilla?

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela


    Being one of the easiest breakfast options, I end up making Besan chillas quite often at home. Today I'll be sharing a recipe to make simple besan chilla.

    To make a basic besan chilla you would need only a few handfull readily available ingredients like spices, some onions and tomatoes. To make your chilla more nutritious, you can also add grated or chopped veggies like broccoli, spinach, cabbage, fenugreek etc.

    As I mentioned earlier that Besan chilla is one of the easiest and quickest thing to  make for breakfast, as you just need to mix all ingredients and fry it. You can also make these besan chilla for your child's tiffin as they are quite healthy and delicious. It is rich in protein and also aids in weight loss. Besan chillas are a very nutritious snack for diabetics as it's main ingredient is besan which is good for maintaining blood sugar levels and also aids weight loss as it is a low-calorie food.

    Besan chilla goes well with coriander chutney or tamarind chutney or just plain tomato ketchup. Follow this amazing and easy recipe with step by step photos to prepare Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela at Home.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    Ingredients for making Besan Chilla :

    1 cup gram flour (besan)

    1 small onion, finely chopped

    1 small tomato finely chopped

    ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves

    1 small green chili. finely chopped

    ½ inch ginger finely chopped or grated

    ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)

    2 to 3 pinches of turmeric powder

    ¼ teaspoon red chili powder

    ½ cup water or add as required

    salt as per taste

    oil as required


    How to Prepare Besan Chilla Batter


    1. Add the besan in a mixing bowl.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela


    2. Now add the finely chopped onion

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    3. Add the finely chopped tomatoes

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    4. Add the chopped Coriander leaves


    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

     Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela


    5. Add the finely chopped ginger

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    6. Add finely chopped green chilies

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    7. Now add the turmeric powder, carom seeds, red chili powder and salt.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    8. Add water to the besan mixture

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    9. Use a whisk to mix all ingredients together. You can add little more water if the batter is thick.

    Besan Chilla Recipe  How to make Besan Cheela


    10. Mix the cheela batter to have a smooth flowing consistency. Break all lumps while mixing the batter.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    How to Fry Besan Chilla


    1. Heat some oil on a tawa on a low flame and let the tawa become medium hot. Now with a ladle pour some chilla batter on the hot tawa.

    2. Now gently spread the batter in a circular motion with the back of the ladle.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    3. Now on a low flame fry the chilla till the top side starts to look cooked.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    4. Drizzle some oil on the edges of the chilla.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    5. Flip the chilla once the base is slightly golden and cook on the other side.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    6. Cook the Chilla till you see it turn slightly golden.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    7. Serve the besan chilla hot along with some chutney or ketchup. These chillas taste best when consumed hot. You can also store them in a casserole to be served later.

    Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela

    Hope you'll have liked this step by step recipe for preparing Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela. If you'll have tried this easy Besan Chilla Recipe : How to make Besan Cheela at Home and you'll love it don't forget to leave a rating for this recipe, as this will help other food lovers to also enjoy this amazing appetizer.


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