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Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

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Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

Besan Chilla

Quick and easy to make Indian pancakes. These savoury gram flour crepes or pancakes are super healthy and can be put together in just a few minutes for breakfast. To make these chillas or cheelas you will need, gram flour (chickpea flour), semolina, carrot, spinach, onion, coriander and green chilli. You can add any other vegetable of your choice. Mix all the ingredients together and make a smooth and lump-free batter. Pour a ladleful of batter in the centre of a hot non-stick pan. With the back of the ladle spread the batter into a circular shape. You can dribble a little oil around the chilla before flipping. Cook both sides until golden. Serve them hot with tomato ketchup and a cup of chai.
Happy Cooking!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: Serves 2-3


  • 1 cupbesan or gram flour
  • 1/2 cupsuji or semolina
  • 1/4 cuppalak or spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cupdhania or coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sizedcarrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cupwater (approx.)
  • Oil, as required
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine besan, suji and salt in a bowl.
  2. Gradually add water. Make a smooth and lump free batter.
  3. Add all the chopped vegetables. Give it a nice mix. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add a tbsp oil. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it out evenly in a circular shape. Continue to cook on low flame till the base becomes golden.
  5. Flip and cook the other side as well. Make rest of the chillas in a similar manner.
  6. Serve the besan chilla or cheela with tomato ketchup and a cup of chai.
    Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast
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