besan ka chilla recipe | #blogchattera2zchallenge | with pictures and video
made with besan as the main ingredient, besan ka chilla recipe #blogchattera2zchallenge is very scrumptious. the typical nutty flavour of finely ground chickpeas gives besan flour the quality of creating tasty, crepes and sweets. besan flour is gluten-free and enriched with large amounts of proteins and folate, compared to wheat flour.it has fats that are healthy unsaturated and reduces cholesterol. those allergic to gluten can opt for besan instead.
besan for beauty treatment
“i believe in natural beauty products and gram flour is among the top skincare remedies. besan flour, when mixed with yoghurt, turmeric, and lemon is great to remove suntan and also as a body scrub.” Do you agree?
goodness of besan
hot, aromatic, savoury food is the comfort food we seek especially during dark rainy days and during cold winter. when i am cold i crave for besan sheera and meetha pooda my mom used to make. many of my childhood memories are connected to these dishes and another-besan ka laddu! after dinner, mom would make hot sheera (with lots of almonds) and serve it to each one of us in our beds. the aroma of roasting besan wafting through the house used to be intoxicating. it would be one cosy, blissful happy family snoozing in comfort after mugfuls of this besan ka sheera.
besan ka chilla recipe
besan ka chilla recipe is quick and easy way to make savoury pancake and is on the menu in indian breakfast. it is also a great snack with a cup of tea. there are many versions of making chillas. today i am sharing my simple version as well as one with lots of veggies of your choice or even an egg or make it plain if you wish.
it does look like a vegetarian omelette and can be stuffed with anything; i like recipes that allow me to add or minus ingredients. you can add any vegetables like onion, tomato, peas, sweet corn, cottage cheese, cheese.
how is my besan ka chilla recipe different?
my mom used to crush a few garlic pods and add the batter. methinks that it gives the right kick for a chilla to stand out. do try it and let me know the difference. serve the besan ka chilla recipe hot, off the griddle, as once they are cold they don’t taste the same.
besan ka chilla recipe
1 cup besan or gram flour or chickpea flour
½ tsp ajwain or carom seeds
½ tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp dhaniya powder
4 cloves garlic crushed (optional)
1 cup of water
1 onion finely chopped
½ cup green peas
½ cup sweet corn
fresh coriander leaves chopped
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
take besan, carom seeds, red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, crushed garlic and salt in a bowl and mix well. add the water and make a batter of pourable consistency.
heat the griddle or tawa on medium heat. once hot pour a ladleful of batter and spread it to make round shape pancake. drizzle a little oil (i use a non-stick pan and do away with oil) and let the chilla get cooked on one side. then flip it using a spatula and cook the other side till gets golden brown. then add the onion and coriander leaves. fold it into half, once cooked, remove it to a plate and serve hot with pickle, chutney or even tomato sauce. anyway, it tastes yummy.
besan ka chilla or gram flour crepe is yummy- just try it!
to the same batter, i added sweetcorn, peas and grated carrot to make it more attractive and for my kids to eat. it makes for a healthier and nutritious breakfast recipe too. you can add some crumbled paneer if you like. the chilla is light on the stomach as i barely use any oil.