Thursday, August 13, 2009

Besan-Cheelay (Gram flour Pancakes)

Besan -cheelay are pancakes made from chick pea flour or gram flour.One of my favourite breakfast/snack and it's healthy too.It can be made with or without stuffing.Below is the recipe of cheelas without filling but you can use potatoes,paneer or sprouts as filling.

Besan/gram flour/chick pea flour 1 cup
Onion 1 small
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Red Chili pw 1/2 tsp
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
Green coriander leaves

1. In a bowl mix besan,chopped onion,chopped coriander leaves ,all other spices and water(nearly 3/4 cup) to make a batter.There should be no lumps in the batter.Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat a frying pan on medium flame and grease it with some oil.Now pour some batter in the middle of the pan and spread it like an omelet.
3. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes and then flip it to other side.If necessary pour some oil on the corners and cook till it is done and crispy.
4. Repeat the steps 2 and 3 till all the cheelas are done.Serve hot with tomato sauce/ketchup or green chutney.

Note: You can also mix chopped methi/fenugreek leaves in the batter to make it more nutritious.
Here is the pic of methi/fenugreek leaves mixed cheelay.

Sending this as my entry to the event CFK: Evening Snacks hosted by Divya of Dil Se and originally started by Sharmi of Neivediyam.


  1. Thanks Dipti. I will try making them soon. They really look delicious and are so healthy.

  2. deepti u can also add grated lauki/doodhi in this tastes good and also easy way to add lauki in meal....