Besan Chilla

Besan Chilla is a simple and tasty breakfast or snack recipe which is ready in minutes! It is also called Besan Pudla in some places. Besan Chilla is savory Indian crepe. Though the basic recipe does not include any veggies in it, we can add some to make it more nutritious. It is perfect for those following gluten free diet. 

To prepare these Chillas, we will need-

Besan/ Chickpea flour- 1 cup

Onion- 1 small, chopped finely

Tomato- 1 small, chopped finely

Coriander leaves- chopped, 1/4 cup 

Garlic- 2/3 cloves

Ginger- 1 small piece

Green Chili- 1 or as per your liking

Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon

Turmeric- 1 teaspoon

Red Chili powder- 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil for cooking

The process of making these Chillas is very easy.

  • Take 1 cup besan in a bowl and add about half cup water to it and mix well till there are no lumps. The batter needs to be of runny consistency as it will thicken up just a little bit in few minutes. Let it sit aside for few minutes. 
  • Grind together ginger, garlic, green chili and cumin seeds.
  • Add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and salt to taste.
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste to the batter.
  • Add chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Heat a pan on medium heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add 1 big spoon full of batter on it and spread it in circle to make a pancake.
  • Cover and cook on one side for 2 minutes and then flip it on other side. 
  • Drizzle some oil on sides and cook for another minute or so till it is well cooked from other side too. 
  • Remove it in a plate and prepare Chillas with remaining batter. In given measurements, you should be able to prepare 4-5 Chillas.
  • Serve it with Green Chutney or Tomato Ketchup.
  • Enjoy!

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