besan chilla

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


  • 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


  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.