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Besan Cheela Recipe | Indian breakfast Chilla

Besan  cheela is a delicious recipe that can be prepared without much ado, it is also referred as vegetarian’s omelette. Besan is a Gluten free flour, so if you are on a No- gluten diet, besan cheela is for you.

This chilla recipe uses Semolina (Sooji) so this isn’t a Gluten free cheela but you can eliminate semolina from the recipe to make it Gluten Free.

Cheela or Chilla is a popular breakfast recipe and is prepared withh different combination of veggies and flour. This is a very simple Besan Cheela with basic ingredients.

Try this delicious chilla and share your experience in the comment section

Easy Besan Sooji Cheela Recipe

Besan Cheela Recipe | Indian breakfast Chilla

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

15 minutes

Category: cheela recipes, Indian Breakfast Recipe

Cuisine: Indian


  • Gram Flour (Besan) 1 cup
  • Semolina (Sooji) 1/4 cup
  • Onion 1 small finely chopped
  • Coriander finely chopped a handful
  • Carom Seeds (Ajwain) 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder 1 /2 tsp
  • Green Chillies 3-4 finely chopped
  • oil for greasing
  • Salt to Taste


  1. Step 1 - Prepare the Batter
  2. 1. Take besan in a mixing bowl
  3. 2. Add semolina and some water, mix and break the lumps(add less water so that the batter is thick and you can break the lumps)
  4. 3. Once a thick batter is formed and you have got rid of all the lumps add Turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and carom seeds.
  5. 4. Now add 1/2 cup of water and mix everything well
  6. 5. Let it sit for 10 minutes so that the semolina absorbs water, after 10 minutes the batter will thicken as semolina will absorb the moisture.
  7. 6. Now add the onions, coriander leaves and green chillies and water.
  8. 7. Combine the batter to attain pouring consistency (you should be able to pour the batter but it need not be runny)
  9. Step -2 Make the Cheela
  10. 1. Heat a Tawa
  11. 2. Grease it with some oil
  12. 3. Pour the batter with the help of a ladle and spread it in circular motion
  13. 4. Let it cook from one side, once the upper surface of the cheela sets its ready to be flipped
  14. 5. Pour in few drops of oil and cook the Cheela very well from both sides
  15. 6. Once done, remove it off the heat
  16. 7. Serve hot with green chutney or Ketchup


Karishma Schneider

Karishma loves everything that makes life simple and happier. Cooking is her stress buster as she loves to cook for her family and friends. She blogs at Nature's Best Home Remedies.. An entrepreneur by profession she is a doting homemaker and a curious learner.

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