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Besan Chilla | Vegan Crepe for Breakfast

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


  • 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


  • 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