Besan Chilla is a delicious savory pancake made with  besan/ gram flour , vegetables and spices. Few even refer Besan Chilla as Veg Omelette . Quick and easy to make Besan Chilla can be made for either breakfast or evening tiffin. It is so tasty that you don’t need anything for accompaniment , can eat this on its own . Orelse you can serve with Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

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It is easy to make , hence I often do it for breakfast .Basic besan chilla is made with spices, onions and tomatoes .But to increase the nutritional value , capsicum , grated carrot , grated cabbage can also be added. I even stuff this with paneer bhurji or with sauteed veggies at times to make it more nutritious , delicious and complete breakfast .

Besan chilla is an healthy afterschool snack option .It also makes for a tiffin box snack . Many times I send this in my kid snack box along with tomato Ketchup . This is his favourite Tasty Savory Tiffin box snack and also mine šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ . As Besan Flour / Gram Flour alone doesn’t make up for complete protein . So any kind of  plant based protein should be added along with cereals to make it complete protein. It is just a piece of information for those who aren’t aware .

Other Chilla recipes which I often do for breakfast are moong dal chilla and Oats Chilla,will share the recipe soon. Shortly i’ll share the recipe as it becomes easy for morning hours. Few more easy breakfast cum lunch box recipes are : Onion Paratha , Paneer Paratha , Masala Lemon Rice , Moong Dal Rice and Puliyogare.

RECIPE CARD FOR BESAN CHILLA | VEG OMELETTE 

Besan Chilla | Veg Omelette
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A savoury and delicious pan cake made with gram flour and spices .

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Tiffin
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Muktha Gopinath
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Besan / gram flour
  • 3 Tbsp Onions finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 no Green chilly finely chopped ,less spice variant
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 inch Ginger grated
  • 1/8 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1-2 pinch Hing / asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tsp Carom seeds / ajwain
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt or as required
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Water
  • Oil as required for roasting chilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl take besan/ gram flour, spices and herbs .

  2. Add onion , tomato ,green chillies and add water part by part . It depends on the quality of besan , so adjust water accordingly . Mine took  between 1/2- 3/4 cup water .

  3. Mix well with wired whisk, it should be a free smooth flowing consistency , not too thick nor too think.

  4. Heat tawa / griddle , spread oil and rub it with onion or tissue paper as we do while preparing dosa.Take a ladle full of batter and pour on tawa.

  5. Spread the batter using the backside of the ladle and cook till the top looks dry and cooked .Cook cheela on medium flame /heat.

  6. Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil all around the cheela, continue to cook for a 30 – 60 seconds ,till base is firm and golden colour.

  7. Flip and cook on other side , till golden spots appears .

  8. Serve Besan cheela hot or warm . Can eat on its own but tastes even delicious with Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

Step By Step Directions for making  Besan Chilla :

In a mixing bowl take besan/ gram flour, spices .

Add vegetables and herbs, add water part by part.

Mix well with wired whisk, batter should be a free smooth flowing consistency , not too thick nor too think.

Heat tawa / griddle , spread oil and rub it with onion or tissue paper as we do while preparing dosa.Take a ladle full of batter and pour on tawa.

Spread the batter using the backside of the ladle and cook till the top looks dry and cooked .Cook cheela on medium flame /heat.

Drizzle 1/2 tsp of oil all around the cheela, continue to cook for a 30 – 60 seconds ,till base is firm and golden colour.

Flip and cook on other side , till golden spots appears .

Serve Besan cheela hot or warm . Can eat on its own but tastes even delicious with Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

Besan Chilla
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