Besan Cheela (Gram flour veggies pancake)

Hello everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Besan Cheela’. Besan cheela is basically gram flour pancakes, which can be prepared by adding spices and veggies of your choice in gram flour batter. You can have this dish in your breakfast or as a tea time snack. I love this dish for its simplicity. You can make it nutritious by adding grated cabbage, carrots or spinach. In my recipe I have added finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green capsicum and mint leaves.

Besan Cheela

Besan Cheela

Serve this recipe with tomato ketchup or chutney. If your kids give you hard time in when you serve them veggies, this recipe is what you need to add more veggies in their diet. This recipe is perfect for those who are on a diet.

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Serves: 2

Duration: 15 mins

Ingredients for Besan Cheela

Besan/ gram flour2 cups
Onion (medium) (finely chopped)1
Tomato (medium) (finely chopped)1
Green capsicum (medium) (finely chopped)1
Green chillies2
Salt 1 tsp or as per taste
Red chilli powder1 tsp
Turmeric1/4 tsp
Curd1 tbsp
Wateraequired for batter of pouring consistency
Oilfor shallow frying
Carom seeds1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds1/4 tsp
Ginger (grated)1/4 tsp
Mint leaves (finely chopped)7-8

Procedure for Besan Cheela

  • Take a bowl, add gram flour, salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds.


  • In the dry ingredients, add all the veggies, grated ginger and curd.


  • In the above mix, add 1/2 cup water first. Then according to your need, add more water to get pouring consistency.


  • Heat a girdle or frying pan on a medium to low flame. Pour the batter onto the pan.


  • Β Gently and carefully spread the batter.


  • On a low flame let the cheela cook, till top of the cheela starts to look cooked.
  • Drizzle oil over cheela and on edges. Cook from both the sides.



  • Your cheela is ready to be served !



  • Use veggies (grated or finely chopped) of your choice in cheela.
  • You can also have it with roti/chapati. When added in cur/yogurt, you will get another dish besan cheela raita.
  • Instead of mint leaves you can also use chopped coriander leaves.


  1. Wow! Haven’t ever tried this dish, thanks for sharing Alisha <3
    Much love <3

  2. What a simple yet delicious looking treat!

  3. This is so simple, and I’m sure it is really delicious too! Thanks for sharing this recipe, this will be tomorrow’s breakfast πŸ˜€

    • RasoiRecipe

      October 6, 2016 at 9:59 AM

      Yes Husna ! It is a very simple and easy recipe that you can try anytime. πŸ™‚
      Thank you dear, do let me know how it was. πŸ™‚

  4. Love this veggies. Easy to make and looks so tasty.

  5. I love this…we call this kadala maavu dosa πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ n now you made me hungry Alisha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • RasoiRecipe

      October 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM

      Nice info ! I never knew this.
      Hehehe I am happy now, mission accomplished πŸ˜€ . Thanks πŸ™‚

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