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Besan Ka Chilla

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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.

check out last years yummy post with B – Betel Leaves Pakoras. Another healthy breakfast that is sweet is this Beetroot Pancake.

besan ka chilla recipe

INGREDIENTS

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

METHOD:

Ingredients for Chilla

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.

Onion and cilantro
Batter for Chilla

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.

Chilla on the griddle
Chilla with topping

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.



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Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. besan ka chilla or gram flour crepe is yummy- just try it!
  4. 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.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can make chilla without garlic too
  2. Just plain chilla is also delicious
  3. Use veggies and filling of your choice

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Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 28

  1. Samira Gupta says:

    Tempting Besan chilla with lovely colour. It is a staple breakfast for many of us but still never tried with Garlic. Will surely try it out as my son loves garlic. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Alpana Deo says:

    We had it yesterday for dinner. I usually add little bit of whole wheat flours, quinoa, and sooji along with grated vegetables.

  3. Your cheela with lots of vegetables looks healthy and delicious too. I also like to include vegetables in almost every dish I make.

  4. Simrit Bedi says:

    This is one of our favourite snacks! I swear by applying besan and curd on my face. Enjoyed reading your post.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thanks Simrit..just tru=y yoghurt and scrub with sugar granules..it is very refreshing.Besan on the face is not too good.

  5. A lot of recipes have their main ingredient as besan. You have made this a very interesting post by some cheery writing about how your mom used to serve you besan dishes.

  6. Madhu says:

    This is a favorite in our home. I too add garlic in chillas, love the flavor.

  7. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Besan ka chilla is a firm favourite of mine and we can make it often at home- healthy and yummy!

  8. Rakhi Parsai says:

    This looks so yummy and tempting. I often make Besan Chilla but loved reading about your version too. Shall try.

  9. Yummy yummy..my mom used to make besan chilla while its raining outside. i love the addition of other vegetables in your recipe. will try this way very soon. thanks for sharing.

  10. Besan is chilla is my all time favorite food dish ,I used to make many times at my home with coriander chutney. Your and mine recipe are mostly similar 😍😍

  11. One day I am going to buy a one way ticket to your place and go stay with you for all the gorgeous food that you cook!! 😀

  12. Archana says:

    I grew up eating besan cheela, it is all time favorite in my family, In add white sesame seeds also with all the veggies.Loved it!

  13. I love Besan ka chilla .. thanks for the twist in the recipe. Would try that the next time I make it.

  14. Besan ka chila is a regular routine for breakfast in our house but I use grated carrot, chopped tomato, chopped capsicum, little bit of suji, karripatta apart from onion, green chillies. Betel pakora is new for me. Will try that out some day.

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