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Besan Chilla

Spiced Chickpea flour/besan crepes or pancakes . Easy and quick vegan, gluten-free recipe.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Batter Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian Cuisine, North Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 Cup Chickpea Flour/Besan
  • 1/4 Cup Finely chopped Fresh Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • 1 Finely chopped Green Chilli(optional)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Caraway Seeds/Ajwain
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup Water to make batter(adjust as required)
  • Ghee/Oil to make Chilla


  • In a bowl a add chickpea flour, fenugreek leaves, onions, spice powder, salt and green chilies (if adding).
  • Mix everything well.
  • Add water to make batter. Slowly mix everything to avoid forming lumps. If lumps form break with fingers,
  • Mix wil for 2-3 minutes and then keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a girdle, let it become hot, add a tsp of oil, spread the batter just like for dosa/crepe or pancake.
  • Cook till both sides are light brown and well cooked. Apply gee/oil when required.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup..



Keep the thickness as per your liking. Add water as required.
Keyword Besan recipes, Chickpea flour recipes, Gluten-free, Vegetarian
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