Besan ka cheela or besan ka chila is a savoury pancake made from bengal gram flour. Nutritious and filling, these are quick to make and a great help when the fridge is bare or you are too tired cook dinner. Yes, they are great for dinner too.
I often add vegetables or sprouts to the cheela. This time it was grated carrots and some moong sprouts.
Besan - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium, chopped into small pieces
Green chillies - 1, chopped
Red chilli powder - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a little
Ajwain / carrom seeds - a pinch
Grated carrot ( optional)
Moong sprouts ( optional )
Salt - to taste
Water - enough to make a thick batter
Oil - to fry the cheelas
Mix everything, except the oil, together to make a thick batter.
Smear a hot tawa or flat pan with some oil.
Pour in a ladle full of the batter and spread it a little.
Cook on low flame till one side is browned well.
Flip it over and cook uncovered ... till crisp and done.
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