Besan Cheela

A simple, easy and healthy breakfast option. Besan Cheela is a Indian Savoury Pancake, the main ingredient is besan (gram flour) of course,  along with some veggies and spices. 

Course: Breakfast

Servings: 3-4

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 Mins, Cooking –  20 Mins, Total – 35 Mins.


  1. Besan (Gram Flour) – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato – 1 large (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  5. Carom Seeds (Ajwain) –  1/4 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Water – 3/4 cup water or as required
  10. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  11. Oil – for pan frying the cheelas
  12. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Besan Cheela:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add besan, onion, tomato, green chilli, coriander leaves, carom seeds, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well
  2. Add 1/2 cup water. Starting mixing it in one direction with a spoon or a whisk. Mix it till you get a smooth medium consistency batter, add more water as required
  3. Heat non stick pan or tawa. Pour a few drops of oil. Take a ladle full of batter and pour it in the center then spread out it to make a circle
  4. Cook till the cheela turns light golden then flip. Cook in similar way
  5. Your Besan Cheela is ready. Serve hot with mint-coriander chutney or ketchup.


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