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Besan ka Cheela



Besan ka Cheela is a North Indian breakfast dish. It is made with a batter of besan (gram flour) and spices, and cooked like a pancake on a hot griddle. It is usually served with chutney or pickle, and can be enjoyed as a snack or light 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

ajwain (carom seeds)

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


1/2 cup


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

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

Step 2:

Add the water and mix until you get a thick batter.

Step 3:

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.

Step 4:

Grease the pan with some oil.

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

Cook for 2-3 minutes until the edges start to brown.

Step 7:

Flip the cheela and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 8:

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! 12574 users have chowed down on Besan ka Cheela a whopping 19000 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 ka Cheela like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Besan ka Cheela is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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