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Breakfast recipe: How to make Besan ka Cheela

By Reshma Aslam
Last updated on: July 29, 2016 09:26 IST
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Reshma Aslam tells us how to cook a healthy, delicious breakfast.

Bored of having parathas for breakfast?

Here's how you can make it interesting.

Try your hand at this famous Rajasthani dish, Besan Ka Cheela, a savory pancake made with gram flour.

Here's the recipe. 

Besan Ka Cheela

Besan Ka Cheela by Reshma Aslam

IMAGE*: Besan Ka Cheela. Photograph: Mdsmds0/Creative Commons


  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped
  • Few coriander leaves, chopped 
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup curd (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cup water


  • Put the besan in a bowl.
  • Add tomatoes and onions, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.
  • Add water and make a batter.
  • Heat a pan. Once hot, add a teaspoon of oil.
  • When the oil is hot, pour in one spoonful of batter and spread it out like how you would an omelette.
  • Fry until it's golden in colour and you start seeing bubbles on the top.
  • Slowly flip it and fry the other side.
  • Remove it from the pan. Serve with curd or chutney.

*Lead image used for representational purposes only.

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