Besan Chilla Recipe


You will need besan flour, onion,tomato, ajwain seeds, ginger and turmeric powder, and coriander leaves.

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Step 1

In a large bowl, mix besan flour, ajwain, and salt.

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Step 2

Add turmeric powder, chopped ginger, chopped onions, tomatoes, and chopped coriander leaves(cilantro).

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Step 3

Add water and use the whisk to make a smooth, thick batter without any  lumps. The consistency of the batter should not be too thin.

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Step 4

Heat a non-stick pan or cast iron pan (Tawa) over medium heat and pour a  ladleful of the batter on it. Lightly run the ladle in a circular  motion to flatten the cheela.

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Step 5

Cook until both sides are golden brown and serve hot with some green chutney, coriander chutney, or coconut chutney.

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Enjoy Besan Chilla with chutney and hot chai!

Uma Raghupathi

I'm Uma and the cook, writer, and photographer behind the blog Simple Sumptuous Cooking.  Subscribe and get my free  e-book Instant pot vegan recipes.