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Friday, February 25, 2011

Besan Chilla (Chickpea flour Pancakes)

                                                                      
Besan chilla is superb source of protein with hardly any noticeable calories. this can be enjoyed as a breakfast or evening snacks.


Serves: 4, Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:
2 cups Besan (chickpea flour)
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 small Carrot, grated
2 Green chillies, chopped
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil


Method:
Take a bowl add chickpea flour / besan, green chillies, garam masala, red chilli powder, pepper powder, salt and add water little by little to make a smooth batter. The batter's consistency should be like dosa and without any lumps. Heat a non-stick pan and spread 1/2 tsp oil on it and then wipe it off with a kitchen towel. This step will ensure that your chilla doesn't stick to the non-stick pan. Now before you start make sure heat is on low, then spread 1tbsp of batter in middle and quickly spread it evenly with the help of laddle. Spreading the batter should be neither too thick nor too thin. Now add chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves and carrot. Press gently so that these ingredients stick to chilla. Now spread 2-3 tsp oil on top and across the sides. Cook for 2 minutes and then with as thin spatula flip it. Serve immediately with chutney or ketchup.



                                                      


52 comments:

  1. delicious ...wish to have from the plate right now

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  2. I always wondered about the cheela. Now I know. Great recipe :)

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  3. Its yumm and tempting. I like besan pancake.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  4. I love love this ..one of my most fav breakfast! Looks very delicious Deepa..

    US Masala

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  5. love to have it very hot with yummy tangy ketchup.

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  6. Eta amar khub bhalo lage.. So easy and flavorful..
    http://bhalokhabo.blogspot.com

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  7. I would surely loveee these ,i loveee these kinda snacks , very much!
    And u have been soooo creative with those gulab jamuns Deepa , totally!
    Can imagine those bites , specially with some vanilla ice cream!

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  8. looks delish...garam masala is really new ingredient for me in chillas..will try next time for sure...this is my hubby's fav b/f :)

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  9. Thanks for your kind comments, okay so now I know what a chilla is, had heard about it, but did not know what it is.

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  10. ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..

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  11. such a colorful pancake with chickpea deepa...looks realy divine...

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  12. i wanted to make this for a longtime.nice recipe and thanks for sharing

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  13. Dear Deepa
    kemon accho?
    I have never tried besan chila , only with Moong dal bata..Must try with besan .
    I am off blog,..that doesnt mean that I dont read your blog or miss your posts...that Golapjamun is just awesome..It can only come from your head and kitchen ha ha
    Bhalo theko
    Ghosh Kaku

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  14. Besan cheela is looking awesome..one of my favourite quick fix dish.

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  15. Ma eta banato..Khub bhalo khete lage..Tomar recipe ta khub bhalo.Kore dekhbo !!

    Sulagna
    http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

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  16. Lovely cheela..I too make dem often n absolutely luv dem

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  17. Looks yummm....Makes a quick an delicious snack..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Looks so lovely and delicious...nice recipe..thanx for sharing!

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  19. It looks lovely and colorful.Pictures are so nice.
    Thanks for drop in my blog.

    cheers
    rani

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  20. Looks delicious.I am going to make this for our Sunday brunch.A healthy way to start a day .Thank you for this wonderful dish.

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  21. Delicious and healthy pancakes,looks awesome.

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  22. Besan chilla looks delicious. i love the way you made it. awesome.

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  23. Besan chilla looks delicious and filling.

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  24. One of my fav breakfast item.You have done them perfect.And love the healthy filling.

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  25. so tender and pretty..and I liked the filling too

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  26. Simple and delicious pancake.....yummy!!

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  27. Simply inviting chilla, i do make quite often..

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  28. New and catchy. Chilla tempts me to try soon.

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  29. Perfect and yummy! Love this light snack...

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  30. Wow. It makes a good snack. Lovely.

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  31. seems healthy n delicious...drooooooooling here..
    Have a great weekend..:)
    Tasty appetite

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  32. Hey deepa ,

    This is too bad ,you have been posting very tempting dishes .I could not control my taste bud ,hmm mouthwatering pancakes n the gulab jamun is sinfully succulent .

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  33. Looking at the recipe, I am very sure I would enjoy these snacks as well. Sounds and looks wonderful!

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  34. Love the bright sunny click...chilla's r new to me....love to give it a try....

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  35. HI Deepa
    how are you?
    Long time, not seen you. Keep visiting
    This is my regular for dinner.
    my version will come soon.

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  36. Looks delicious and yummy :) I ll try this :) U have a temepting and inviting space ..... happy to follow u :)

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  37. oh those look so light and fluffy - yum!

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  38. Cheela looks absolutely yummy

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  39. Lovely Idea for an easy breakfast...thanks for the recipe
    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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