Besan Chilla Weight Loss- 10 Minute Breakfast

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Besan Chilla Weight Loss- 10 Minute Breakfast

Besan Chilla is a savoury and tasty gram flour pancake made with gram flour (Besan), minimal spices and herbs. I love to add any amount of grated veggies that I can to make the Chilla recipe more nutritious. Here I have endeavoured to show you Besan Chilla recipe with step by step photos.

As my kids were young they always wanted to eat something different in their breakfast and wanted something special for their tiffin. At 5:30 am in the morning this was something I knew I could easily prepare even with one eye closed.

Though my children have grown up and graduated now, Besan Chilla is still the oft prepared dish in my house. Usually, I make it with just onions and tomatoes, but at times  I also try a number of variations that I can with the basic Chilla recipe. I add grated cabbage, carrot cauliflower, chopped spinach, paneer/cottage cheese, oats, FoodAllTime Garam Masala for spices etc. and whatever I can get my hands on.

To further experiment with the taste I have not only tried it with oats keeping Besan (gram flour) as a base but also with rava (suji), moong dal and rice powder. If using tomatoes, do make sure you chop them finely. Remember to grate your veggies finely and cook it on a non-stick tava. That way you’ll be using less of oil and consuming more of healthy food and fibre

Besan ka Chilla or you can say spiced savoury gram flour pancakes are easy breakfast or snack idea. Besan Chilla is one of the quickest breakfast or brunch or evening snack one can make. Using other cereals ensures that you/your child consumes a filling, nutritious and a healthy breakfast/snack which is a whole meal in itself. You just need to mix everything and prepare the Chilla.

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Besan Chilla Weight Loss- 10 Minute Breakfast

Besan Chilla recipe with step by step photos – Besan Chilla is a savoury and tasty gram flour pancake made with gram flour (Besan), minimal spices and herbs. I love to add any amount of grated veggies that I can to make the Chilla recipe more nutritious.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Punjabi
Keyword Besan Chilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 143 kcal
Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Besan Gram Flour
  • 1 Small Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato Finely Chopped Optional
  • 1 Cup Grated Veggies Of Your Choice
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro/Coriander Leaves Dhania Patta
  • 1 Small Green Chili. Finely Chopped
  • ½ Inch Ginger Finely Grated
  • ½ tsp Ajwain Carom Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Haldi Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Red Chili Powder Optional
  • ¼ tsp Foodalltime Garam Masala
  • ½-⅔ Cup Water Or Add As Required
  • Salt As Per Taste

Instructions

  1. To make the batter take 1 cup Besan in a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients including FoodAllTime Garam Masala and spices except water and oil and mix thoroughly. Add the water slowly while mixing all the time.

  2. The batter should be thin enough to spread properly and thick enough to be dropped by a tablespoon. It should not be absolutely liquidly. If the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. Make sure that there are no lumps while mixing batter.

  3. Heat the non-stick tawa on a medium flame. If using iron griddle or tawa, then spread a bit of oil on the tawa. 
  4. Take a ladle full of the batter and pour on the pan and gently spread with the back of the ladle.
  5. Turn and flip lightly and gently so that the Chilla does not break.
  6. Cook like this side till you see golden spots on either side the besan chilla.
  7. Serve hot with dhaniya/pudine ki chutney.

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Recipe Name: Besan Chilla Weight Loss- 10 Minute Breakfast

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Description: Besan Chilla recipe with step by step photos – Besan Chilla is a savoury and tasty gram flour pancake made with gram flour (Besan), minimal spices and herbs. I love to add any amount of grated veggies that I can to make the Chilla recipe more nutritious.

Preperation time: 10M

Cook Time: 10M

Total Time: 20M

Type: breakfast, snacks

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Ingredients: 1 Cup Besan Gram Flour, 1 Small Onion Finely Chopped, 1 Small Tomato Finely Chopped Optional, 1 Cup Grated Veggies Of Your Choice, ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro/Coriander Leaves Dhania Patta, 1 Small Green Chili. Finely Chopped, ½ Inch Ginger Finely Grated, ½ tsp Ajwain Carom Seeds, ¼ tsp Haldi Turmeric Powder, ¼ tsp Red Chili Powder Optional, ¼ tsp Foodalltime Garam Masala, ½-⅔ Cup Water Or Add As Required, Salt As Per Taste

Recipe Instructions: To make the batter take 1 cup Besan in a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients including FoodAllTime Garam Masala and spices except water and oil and mix thoroughly. Add the water slowly while mixing all the time. The batter should be thin enough to spread properly and thick enough to be dropped by a tablespoon. It should not be absolutely liquidly. If the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. Make sure that there are no lumps while mixing batter. Heat the non-stick tawa on a medium flame. If using iron griddle or tawa, then spread a bit of oil on the tawa. Take a ladle full of the batter and pour on the pan and gently spread with the back of the ladle. Turn and flip lightly and gently so that the Chilla does not break. Cook like this side till you see golden spots on either side the besan chilla. Serve hot with dhaniya/pudine ki chutney.

Calories: 143

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Summary

As my kids were young they always wanted to eat something different in their breakfast and wanted something special for their tiffin. At 5:30 am in the morning this was something I knew I could easily prepare even with one eye closed.

Pros

To further experiment with the taste I have not only tried it with oats keeping Besan (gram flour) as a base but also with rava (suji), moong dal and rice powder.

Cons

Best prepared when used with non-stick tawa.

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