Besan ka Cheela Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Easy
Occasion General
Recipe Type Lunch
Cuisine West India

Besan ka cheela or gram flour based salty pancakes are sure to satisfy your rumbling appetite and demanding taste buds. A simple pancake recipe with besan combined with onions, tomato and chillies and then spread on a pan with little oil.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Besan 1 cup 355.12 6.16
Fenugreek Leaves Puree 0.5 cup 2.24
Green Chillies 2 nos 3.6 0.68
Ajwain 1 teaspoon 6.93 0.3
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon 0.4
Salt 2 teaspoon 0
Oil 4 teaspoon 322.56 45.32 0
Water 1 cup 0
690.85 52.46 0

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Mix all the ingredients, except Oil, to a thick pouring consistency, adding the Water a little at a time.
  2. 2 Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  3. 3 Heat a tbsp or so of Oil in a frying pan, then pour it off into a container.
  4. 4 Keeping the heat high, pour some batter in the center of the pan, spreading it out a little.
  5. 5 Lower the heat and let cook Till the edges brown a little and can be lifted easily.
  6. 6 Dribble a little Oil around it, turning the pan so the Oil goes under the cheela.
  7. 7 Flip it over to cook slightly on the other side and before serving it hot with a green chutney.