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Besan Cheela



Besan Cheela is a North Indian breakfast dish made with chickpea flour (besan). It is a savory pancake that is usually served with chutney or pickle. It is a quick and easy dish to make and is a great way to start the day. The batter is made with besan, spices, and water and is then cooked on a hot griddle or skillet. The cheela can be served plain or with vegetables, cheese, or other toppings.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

1 cup

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon

garam masala

1/4 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1/4 teaspoon

baking soda

1/4 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

chopped onion

2 tablespoons

chopped tomato

2 tablespoons

chopped green chilli

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin seeds, ajwain, baking soda, coriander leaves, onion, tomato, green chilli and salt.

Step 2:

Add enough water to make a thick batter.

Step 3:

Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with oil.

Step 4:

Pour a ladleful of the batter on the pan and spread it evenly.

Step 5:

Drizzle some oil around the edges and cook on medium heat until the bottom is golden brown.

Step 6:

Flip the cheela and cook the other side until golden brown.

Step 7:

Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 68158 users have chowed down on Besan Cheela a whopping 141998 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Delhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Besan Cheela like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Besan Cheela , our users are head over heels in march, but the interest cools down in october.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Besan Cheela is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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