Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast
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Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

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Quick and easy besan chilla recipe. These savoury gram flour crepes or pancakes are super healthy and can be put together in just a few minutes for breakfast.

Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

Including these Indian pancakes into your diet is a great choice. As it is made with chickpea flour (gram flour or besan), which is rich in numerous vitamins and minerals, thus these chillas are really good for your health. Along with besan, this recipe also includes various vegetables which are rich in antioxidants, fibre, protein and will keep you full for several hours. The carbohydrate and calorie content is also low, so this recipe is perfect for weight loss.

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.

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Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 25 min

Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup besan or gram flour
  • 1/2 cup suji or semolina
  • 1/4 cup palak or spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dhania or coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water (approx.)
  • Oil, as required
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Directions:

Combine besan, suji and salt in a bowl.

Gradually add water. Make a smooth and lump-free batter.

Add all the chopped vegetables. Give it a nice mix. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

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.

Flip and cook the other side as well. Make the rest of the chillas in a similar manner.

Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

Serve the besan chilla or cheela with tomato ketchup and a cup of chai.

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Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

Sneha Paul
Quick and easy besan chilla recipe. These savoury gram flour crepes or pancakes are super healthy and can be put together in just a few minutes for breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup besan or gram flour
  • 1/2 cup suji or semolina
  • 1/4 cup palak or spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup dhania or coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized carrot chopped
  • 1/2 cup water approx.
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine besan, suji and salt in a bowl.
  • Gradually add water. Make a smooth and lump-free batter.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables. Give it a nice mix. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Flip and cook the other side as well. Make the rest of the chillas in a similar manner.
  • Serve the besan chilla or cheela with tomato ketchup and a cup of chai.
Keyword chilla recipe, indian pancake, savoury pancakes

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