Sunday, 25 August 2013

Besan ka Cheela | Besan ka Puda - Punjabi Breakfast | Punjabi Snacks

Besan Ka Cheela
Besan ka cheela: Besan ka cheela or gram flour based salty pancakes are sure to satisfy your rumbling appetite and demanding taste buds. A simple pancake recipe with besan combined with onions, tomato and chillies and then spread on a pan with little oil.

Besan ka cheela Ingredients

Besan Ka Puda
  • 2 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for cooking
Besan ka cheela Making Method
Besan Ka Cheela - Punjabi Breakfast
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and gradually add (approx 1 1/2 cup) water to get smooth and dropping consistency batter.
  • Heat a non-stick tava on a high flame then turn the flame to medium.
  • Add little oil and spread it evenly, pour a spoonfull of batter and rotate the pan clock wise to spread the batter evenly in the pan.
  • Cover it with the lid and allow to cook for 4 to 5 minutes on a medium flame or till it turns to brown in colour and crisp.
  • Open the lid, drizzle some oil and turn it upside down and cook the other side till it turns to brown in colour and crispy.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining batter.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying it out...
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  2. I read the whole recipe and I must say that it is very healthy. It can be a perfect kick-start to your day by eating these Besan ka cheela in breakfast. Need not necessary that you eat them only in breakfast. You can relish them with green chutney in dinner. When I made these cheelas, I also added tomatoes, onions, chillies, etc. to the batter. You too can add and enhance the taste.


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