Besan Cheela Recipe | Indian Breakfast Chilla

besan  cheela is a delicious recipe that can be prepared without much ado, it is also referred to as a vegetarian omelet. Besan is a Gluten-free flour, so if you are on a No- gluten diet, besan cheela is for you.

This chilla recipe uses Semolina (Sooji) so this isn’t a Gluten-free cheela but you can eliminate semolina from the recipe to make it Gluten Free.

Cheela or Chilla is a popular breakfast recipe and is prepared with different combinations of veggies and flour. This is a very simple Besan Cheela with basic ingredients.

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Easy Besan Sooji Cheela Recipe

Besan Cheela Recipe | Indian breakfast Chilla

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: cheela recipes, Indian Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine: Indian


  • Gram Flour (Besan) 1 cup
  • Semolina (Sooji) 1/4 cup
  • Onion 1 small finely chopped
  • Coriander finely chopped a handful
  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain) 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder 1 /2 tsp
  • Green Chillies 3-4 finely chopped
  • oil for greasing
  • Salt to Taste


  • Step 1 – Prepare the Batter
  • 1. Take besan in a mixing bowl
  • 2. Add semolina and some water, mix and break the lumps(add less water so that the batter is thick and you can break the lumps)
  • 3. Once a thick batter is formed and you have got rid of all the lumps add Turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and carom seeds.
  • 4. Now add 1/2 cup of water and mix everything well
  • 5. Let it sit for 10 minutes so that the semolina absorbs water, after 10 minutes the batter will thicken as semolina will absorb the moisture.
  • 6. Now add the onions, coriander leaves and green chillies and water.
  • 7. Combine the batter to attain pouring consistency (you should be able to pour the batter but it need not be runny)
  • Step -2 Make the Cheela
  • 1. Heat a Tawa
  • 2. Grease it with some oil
  • 3. Pour the batter with the help of a ladle and spread it in circular motion
  • 4. Let it cook from one side, once the upper surface of the cheela sets its ready to be flipped
  • 5. Pour in few drops of oil and cook the Cheela very well from both sides
  • 6. Once done, remove it off the heat
  • 7. Serve hot with green chutney or Ketchup

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