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Vegan and Gluten Free Besan Cheela | Your Fod Fantasy

Besan Cheela | Veg Omelette Recipe

Vegan and Gluten free Besan Cheela (Gramflour Pancake) or call it Vegetarian Omelette. Perfect for any meal
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Cheela / Chilla / Pancake
Calories 301 kcal


  • 1 Cup Gram flour / Besan
  • 1 Small Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green chilli Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt As Per Taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder As Per Taste
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Carom Seeds
  • 4 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chaat Masala Optional


  • First of all, add gram flour in a mixing bowl.
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  • Add 1/2 cup of water and whisk it to a smooth batter. Keep this aside for 10 minutes.
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  • Now add salt, Chilli powder, turmeric, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala and carom seeds and mix well.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • After one minute, spread little oil all over it and let it cook for 2-3 minutes, so that it is cooked well.
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  • Flip it over and let it cook for 2 minute from this side too.
  • Take it out and serve it hot.
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  • 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. Likewise tofu can be a great addition.
  • The batter should be of same consistency as of normal dosa batter.
  • Use a non-stick pan for the ease of removing the cheela from pan and retaining the shape of cheela


Nutrition Facts
Besan Cheela | Veg Omelette Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian