Here is a very tasty crispy breakfast recipe from the Rajasthani cuisine. Besan ka cheela is a simple savory pancake made by chickpea flour combined with various Indian spices, onion, green chilli, coriander leaves and spread on a griddle or tawa, cook like a dosa. Some people called it as vegetarian omelette, and I am sure everyone will love this scumptious and nutritious cheela made by gram flour.
1 Cup Gram Flour / Chickpea flour (besan)
1/4 Cup Rice Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 Cup Shredded Cabbage
2 tbsps Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Small Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (optional)
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil (may use other white oil too)
Mix gram flour, rice flour and salt in a large bowl.
Add 1 cup of water in it. Beat nicely. Make sure, there should not any lump in the batter.
Add chopped green chillies, grated ginger, shredded cabbage, onion, coriander leaves in it. Mix thoroughly. Now add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida, red chilli powder, coriander powder and dry mango powder in it.
Mix everything nicely to make a smooth batter.
Heat a tawa or non-stick griddle. Grease it with 3-4 drops of oil. Add 1/3 cup batter in it. Spread it with a back of a ladle evenly like a dosa.
Let it set for 3 minutes, add little oil on it. Flip the other side, when it turns into golden brown. Let other side cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat now. Follow the same process for remaining cheelas.
Serve hot with sour curd or any chutney or pickles.
Sending to: Jagruti's Pancake Day celebration