Instant Besan Cheela (Gram Flour Pancake)

Instant Besan Cheela is a tasty and easy to make snack prepared from Gram flour and some spices. Addition of chopped vegetables adds on to nutritional values.

This protein rich Indian snack is a very good and healthy snacking option especially for kids. Moreover Instant Besan Cheela fulfills untimely cravings for food and snacks in healthy way.


  • 1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 2-3 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina)
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric (Haldi) powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon oil

How to make Instant Besan Cheela (Gram Flour Pancake)

  1. Firstly take a bowl and add Besan, Sooji, Turmeric Powder, salt.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and make a smooth mix. Mix well in one direction without lumps.
  3. Now add chopped coriander leaves, onions, green chilli and mix well.
  4. Next add remaining water to get a thin consistency batter.
  5. Take a non stick pan and add 1/2 tablespoon oil. Heat it over medium flame.
  6. Now pour a laddle full besan batter on pan and spread in circular motion with the back of ladle. Lower the flame.
  7. Let it cook for 1 minute. You can see cheela leaving the edges.
  8. Then drizzle ½ to 1 tsp oil on the cheela at the edges and all around. Skip oil if you are using non stick pan.
  9. Flip and now cook the other side of cheela.
  10. Cook this side till you see golden spots on the besan cheela.
  11. Serve besan cheelas plain or with mint chutney or with tomato sauce.

Recipe Tips:

  • Alter the spices as per individual taste.
  • Add other finely chopped vegetables like carrots, beans, capsicum.
  • You can use normal iron tawa also to make Instant Besan Cheela. Here you will have to use oil while preparing cheelas.
  • You can also add greens like amaranth, fenugreek leaves and spinach.