Besan Cheela Recipe, How to make Besan Cheela | Veg Omelette
Recipe type: Side, Snack
RecipeCuisine: north indian
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Serves: 4-5
Besan cheela recipe or veg omelette are also known as Poodlas, polis, dosa, chillas, lentil pancakes or crepes.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 -3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup gram flour/chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 small onion or ⅓rd cup onion, chopped finely
  • 1 small tomato or ⅓rd cup tomato, chopped finely (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped finely
  • ⅓rd cup capsicum, chopped finely (optional)
  • ¼th tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp kashmiri chili powder or red chili powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • salt or black salt as per taste
  • ½ cup to 1 cup water or as required (consistency has to be of medium consistency)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Sift 1 cup gram flour and 2 tablespoon of rice flour.
  2. Sprinkle ¼th teaaspoon of turmeric powder.
  3. Also sprinkle 1 teaspoon cumin powder, ½ teaspoon of red chili powder, a pinch of asafoetida and salt.
  4. Add finely chopped onion, tomato, ginger, green chilies and coriander leaves.
  5. Mix all nicely.
  6. Pour ½ cup water and mix with a wired whisk.
  7. If the batter is thick then add 1-2 tbsp water or more until it achieves medium consistency. The batter has to be flowy and smooth.
  8. Heat tawa or non stick tawa on high heat. Once it's hot lower the flame and pour a ladle full of the batter. Quickly spread the batter with the back of a spoon. Alternatively you could rotate the pan allowing the batter to spread.
  9. Allow the cheela to cook, drizzle few drops of oil then once golden brown then flip on the other side and cook until golden brown in color.
  10. You would see brown specs on them remove the cheela and place aside. Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Serve besan cheela hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.
1. Ensure the batter has to be of medium consistency. If it's thin then add some more besan flour.
2. If you love spice then add more green chilies.
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