Besan Cheela | Veg Omelette Recipe

An absolutely common breakfast / snack in northern part of India is this Besan ka Cheela / Chilla (बेसन का चीला). This is traditional Gram flour (Besan) based pancake recipe which is also popularly known as Vegetarian Omelette owing to its colour and texture and similarity to Omelette. It has lot similarity to Dosa of southern India. During those busy morning hours, this comes pretty handy as a quick breakfast recipe, or when you bored of routine cereals try out this simple recipe, absolutely filling and ready really quickly.

Vegetarian Omelette - Besan Ka Cheela | YourFoodFantasy.com by Meenu Gupta
Vegetarian Omelette – Besan Ka Cheela | YourFoodFantasy.com

This recipe is pretty simple, which is mainly making pancake like mixture from gram flour, adding spices to the same and topping with vegetables. That’s it!

Besan Ka Cheela Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Besan Ka Cheela Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Whilst this recipe is fairly simple, I will recommend that preparing the batter to a good consistency will yield nice Cheela / Pancake. Secondly, if you add carom seeds, it will help in good digestion. I recommend doing so if you have it in your kitchen cupboard. This is best enjoyed with mint coriander chutney , tomato ketchup and masala chai.

Vegetarian Omelette - Besan Ka Cheela | YourFoodFantasy.com
Vegetarian Omelette – Besan Ka Cheela | YourFoodFantasy.com

You may like to try other snacks recipe too like:

  1. Vada Paav
  2. Stuffed bread roll.
  3. Noodle with Vegetables
  4. Puffed patties

Lets get to the detailed step by step pictorial recipe of Besan Cheela.

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Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 Mins
Cook Time 15 Mins
Passive Time 10 Mins
Servings
Cheela / Chilla / Pancake
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 Mins
Cook Time 15 Mins
Passive Time 10 Mins
Servings
Cheela / Chilla / Pancake
Ingredients
Besan Cheela - Veg Omlette | Your Food Fantasy
Instructions
  1. First of all, add gram flour in a mixing bowl.
    Gram flour for Besan Cheela | Your Food Fantasy
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water and whisk it to a smooth batter. Keep this aside for 10 minutes.
    Besan Chilla Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
  3. Now add salt, Chilli powder, turmeric, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and carom seeds and mix well.
    Besan Ka Cheela Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
  4. Add chopped onion, tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves and mix it well. Now with the help of a ladle, check the flowing consistency of batter. If it's thick, add little more water and whisk.
    Batter for Besan Chilla | Your Food Fantasy
  5. Heat a non stick tava on medium flame and pour a ladleful of batter in the centre and spread gently in circular motion like normal dosa / pancake.
    Besan Ka Cheela - How to make | Your Food Fantasy
  6. After one minute, spread little oil all over it and let it cook for 2-3 minutes, so that it is cooked well.
    Besan Ka Cheela Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
  7. Flip it over and let it cook for 2 minute from this side too.
  8. Take it out and serve it hot.
Recipe Notes
  • Always Soak and rest the batter for sometime. That will help in making smooth chilla.
  • You can make this Cheela with numerous variations. For example, adding other vegetables of your choice like green beans, spinach, capsicum etc. Or you can add cheese to make simple cheese chilla.
  • The batter should be of same consistency as of normal dosa batter.
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Besan Ka Cheela – Vegetarian Omelette Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

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