Besan Cheela (Gram flour pancake)

besan cheela


  • Gram flour-100 gm
  • Onions chopped-2
  • Green chilli chopped-2
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water-1 cup
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp


  • In a bowl,mix together gram flour,chopped onions,chopped green chilli,chopped coriander leaves,turmeric powder,red chilli powder,ginger garlic paste,salt and sufficient water to make a semi thick( pouring consistency)batter.
  • Leave the batter to rest for 15-20 minutes.Whisk well to ensure there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Heat a pan,put little oil on pan and spread it(keeping the heat high).
  • Now put a serving spoonful of batter into the middle of the pan and spread it evenly and thinly(use the backside of serving spoon to spread the batter).
  • Lower the heat and let cook till the edges little brown and can be lifted easily.
  • Flip it to cook cheela from other side.
  • When the cheela turns light brown and crispy from both sides,turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato chutney.


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