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how to make besan chilla
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Besan chilla recipe

Besan flour pancakes are easy to make at home. They need very less oil and are very nutritious with the addition of mix veggies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: besan omelette, besan pancakes, veg omelette, vegan pancake
Servings: 4


  • tava/ griddle
  • whisk


  • 2 cup besan/chickpea flour
  • ½ cup oats flour or whole wheat flour/atta
  • 11/2 cup water
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup chopped spinach or methi/fenugreek or spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2-3 tablespoon Oil to cook


  • Mix the besan and oats/whole wheat flour with some water and spices
  • Add veggies and whisk into a smooth batter. It should be of pouring consistency.
  • Heat a metal tava / griddle and start pouring the batter with the laddle
  • Sprinkle some oil on the childa let it cook for few minutes on low flame
  • Flip over on the other side ,sprinkle some oil on the other side. Flip back after a few minutes.
  • Serve warm with mint chutney.


You may make this gluten free besan chilla by removing the oats flour/whole wheat flour. In that case, they might not bind well and you can just make them little thicker.


Serving: 1g