Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Besan Chilla

    Besan (Gram Flour) Chila is a delicious spicy Besan Chila which is especially liked by North Indians. These chilla can be eaten either for breakfast or evening snacks with tea or coffee with chutney or sauce. Besan chilla is full of protein, which is not only delicious but also easy and quick to make. These are best in taste when served hot with green chutney, sauce or butter. This chilla is a good and tasty snack for a healthy morning and lunch box for children as chilla is not only a healthy meal, but only requires 10-15 minutes for cooking.

    Preparation Time
    10 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    20 Minutes
    Meal Type:


    Gram Flour (Besan)1 CupCarom Seeds (Ajwain)1/4 Teaspoon
    Red Chilli Powder (Not For Kids)1/4 Teaspoon or As Per TasteBlack Pepper Powder (Not For Kids)A Pinch
    Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonChaat Masala1/2 Teaspoon
    Cumin Powder1/4 TeaspoonSalt1/4 Teaspoon Or As per Taste
    Finely Chopped Onion1/3 CupFinely Chopped Green Chilli (Not For Kids)1
    Coriander Leaves1/4 CupWater2 - 3 Cup
    Ghee Or OilTo Fry  

    • Take a large bowl and sift the gram flour (Besan).
    • Add finely chopped onion, green chilli and coriander leaves and all dry spices like red chilli powder, black pepper powder, carom seeds, coriander powder, chaat masala, cumin powder and salt.
    • Mix all the spices well in gram flour.
    • Add water little by little (about 1/2 cup) and mix well, and add water and mix again to remove all the lumps and prepare a thick batter.
    • Take a non-stick tawa (griddle) and heat it on medium flame. When the tawa gets hot, spread 1/2 teaspoon of ghee or oil over it.
    • Fill a ladle with the chilla batter prepared above and pour  the batter on the surface of the tawa and gently spread it using the back of the ladle or rotate the tawa in a circular motion so that the batter spreads uniformly over the tawa.
    • Pour 1 teaspoon of ghee around the edges of the chilla and cook it on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes or till the edges leave the tawa.
    • Gently flip the chilla to cook the other side with the help of a spatula.
    • Add 1 teaspoon of ghee and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side of the chilla.
    • Chilla is ready to be served. Serve this delicious chilla with chutney or butter.
    • Cook all the chilla in this manner one by one.

    • If you make chilla for children, then avoid red chilli, black pepper and green chillies as children do not like to eat chilli.
    • Children will enjoy chilla with butter compared to chutney as the chutney has chilli and is spicy.
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