Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Besan Cheela - Quick, Easy and Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is an everyday morning challenge for everyone. The challenge starts by asking everyone in the family ‘What they would like to have in breakfast’ and the family passes the challenge back to you by saying ‘Whatever you like OR anything will work’. Now it's time to find out a healthy, easy and quick option, and whenever I face this situation I decide to make Besan cheela. Today, I am going to share the recipe of a simple Besan cheela with fewer ingredients.

Besan cheela is famous all over India. Some of the states call it Chilla and some of them call it Pudla. Basically, Besan is called Gram flour/ Chickpeas flour in English. Chickpeas are a good source of sodium, potassium, carbohydrate, protein, vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium. Gram flour is good in fiber also. Because of these nutrition values, Besan is a healthy option in breakfast or one can also have it as an evening snack. Besan chilla is Vegan as well as gluten-free. You can make it healthier by adding some grated vegetables.

Though the besan is healthy people should avoid it when they have an upset stomach. Because gram flour is heavy to digest, therefore whenever you make a besan recipe always prefer to add Ajwain (Carom seeds), Ginger, and Hing (asafoetida) which will help to digest it.

Diabetic people are restricted to many foods, but they can easily enjoy this chilla. You can have besan cheela in any season. Gram flour keeps you full for a long time therefore one can add this recipe to their weight loss diet also.

Well, after all the above information, let's start to prepare our Besan cheela recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Chickpea flour/Besan
  • 1 Small finely chopped onion
  • 1 Small finely tomato chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli (optional)
  • ¼ tablespoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • ¼ tablespoon Ginger paste
  • ¼ tablespoon asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt as per your taste
  • Water as per the requirement
  • Oil or Ghee as per the requirement

Instructions :

  • Take a bowl, add Besan, chopped onion, chopped tomato, green chilli, ajwain, ginger paste, hing, and salt.
  • Mix all and gradually add water to make the batter. While making batter keep mixing slowly to avoid the lumps.
  • Keep the batter aside for 10 minutes.
  • You can make the Cheela in a Pan or in Non-stick Tawa. Heat the Tawa and add tablespoon oil and spread the batter gradually.
  • Make the Chilla size as per your choice.
  • Cook both the side till it becomes golden brown.
  • Serve it hot with your favorite dip or sauce or chutney. You can also enjoy it with your Tea or Coffee.
  • Note: Make the consistency of the batter thick or thin as per your choice. Just keep in mind that it should be smooth and lump-free.

Try it and share your experience with me too. 😃

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