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Besan Chilla | Veg Omelette

A savoury and delicious pan cake made with gram flour and spices .
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Tiffin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 128kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 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


  • In a mixing bowl take besan/ gram flour, spices and herbs .
  • 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 .
  • Mix well with wired whisk, it 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.


Calories: 128kcal