Sanoli's Kitchen: BESAN KA CHEELA / PUDA

Friday, February 22, 2013


Here is a very tasty crispy breakfast recipe from the Rajasthani cuisine. Besan ka cheela is a simple savory pancake made by chickpea flour combined with various Indian spices, onion, green chilli, coriander leaves and spread on a griddle or tawa, cook like a dosa. Some people called it as vegetarian omelette, and I am sure everyone will love this scumptious and nutritious cheela made by gram flour.

1 Cup Gram Flour / Chickpea flour (besan)
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 Cup Shredded Cabbage
2 tbsps Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Small Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (optional)
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil (may use other white oil too)


Mix gram flour, rice flour and salt in a large bowl.

Add 1 cup of water in it. Beat nicely. Make sure, there should not any lump in the batter.

Add chopped green chillies, grated ginger, shredded cabbage, onion, coriander leaves in it. Mix thoroughly. Now add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida, red chilli powder, coriander powder and dry mango powder in it.

Mix everything nicely to make a smooth batter.

Heat a tawa or non-stick griddle. Grease it with 3-4 drops of oil. Add 1/3 cup batter in it. Spread it with a back of a ladle evenly like a dosa.

Let it set for 3 minutes, add little oil on it. Flip the other side, when it turns into golden brown. Let other side cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat now. Follow the same process for remaining cheelas.

Serve hot with sour curd or any chutney or pickles.
 Sending to: Jagruti's Pancake Day celebration


  1. Healthy and yummy breakfast,perfect with chutney

  2. Delicious cheela love this besan version.

  3. its very new to me...sounds delicious..

  4. This looks great! Love the addition of cabbage in it...

  5. love to have with my favorite onion chutney....spicy onion chutney...

  6. We call this vegetarian omelette Sano dear..Love it :) its so tasty and yum!! :) Loved the flavors there in your version :)

  7. Yummy........healthy one,besan ka cheela perfect breakfast with bread toast.

  8. Wow! looks so tempting...perfect breakfast dish...loved the combo.

  9. A very regular on winter evening at home.. these look really good

  10. Love to start my day with this healthy cheela.

  11. very new to me but looks so healthy loving it.