Besan Cheela Recipe

Besan Cheela (also called chilla, puda, pudla) is a traditional  snack item often served for breakfast.  They are usually served with chutney.
  • 2 cups Besan (gram flour)
  • 5 stalks Green Onion
  • 1 finely chopped Green Chilli
  • 1 bunch leaves finely chopped Coriander/Cilantro
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chillie Powder
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 240 to 360 ml (1 - 1.5 cup) water to make batter
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  1. Put all the ingredients except water in a big bowl.
  2. Now start adding small quantities of water to make a smooth batter, so that there should be no lumps in it.
  3. Add water till it comes to a dropping consistency or just like dosa batter. now keep it aside.
  4. Just before cooking the pancakes add the 1/4 tsp of baking powder and mix well.
  5. Now heat a tawa or heavy bottom frying pan, then turn the heat on medium. put little oil on tawa (1tsp.) & spread 1 serving spoonful of batter evenly on it.
  6. Cover it with lid just for a minute so that it should cook inside also. then remove lid, put some more oil on the top & turn it upside down.
  7. Let it be brown & crispy from both sides.

Serve hot with green chutney or sauce.