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Besan Chilla



Besan Chilla is a popular Indian dish made with chickpea flour (besan). It is a savory pancake that is often served as a breakfast or snack. It is made by combining besan with spices, herbs, and vegetables, and then cooking it in a skillet. Besan Chilla is usually served with chutney or yogurt. It can also be stuffed with crumbled paneer to make a filling meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

1 cup

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon

garam masala

1/4 teaspoon

aamchur (dry mango powder)

1/2 teaspoon

coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste


1/2 cup


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together the besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, aamchur, coriander powder and salt.

Step 2:

Add the water and mix to make a thick batter.

Step 3:

Heat a non-stick pan and spread a ladleful of the batter on it.

Step 4:

Drizzle some oil around the edges and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5:

Flip the chilla and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6:

Serve hot with chutney or pickle.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 123296 users have chowed down on Besan Chilla a whopping 277960 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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