Besan Ka Chilla is a healthy Indian breakfast option for vegetarians. If you want easy to cook breakfast idea then this is one of the best things to make.
Besan Chilla is made from gram flour which very nutritious, low in calories and high in protein.
Besan aka gram flour/chickpea flour has a low glycemic index of 10 and is very good for diabetic patients. It’s gluten free and high in fibre too which makes it a great diet food too.
Overall the bottom line is it’s very healthy to eat.
Directions to make besan Ka Chilla-
Besan Ka Chilla With Paneer Filling
- 1 1/2 cup Beasan (Chickpea flour)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tsp salt or as per taste
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or as per taste
- 3/4 tsp amchur powder
- 1/2 tsp jeera powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
For paneer filling
- 1 cup fresh paneer grated or finely chopped
- Salt as per taste
- Black pepper crushed as per taste
- 1 tbsp oil plus extra to make chila
- In a bow; add besan and all the spices. Now add water little at a time and make a free flowing batter. It should not be very thick neither very watery.
- In a pan heat oil and add fresh paneer. Once the paneer starts to dizzle add salt and pepper. Cook for another 2 mins. Keep it aside to cool.
- Now heat a tawa or a skillet. Smear oil and wipe it off like coating the tawa. Let the tawa cool. This tricks helps so that chilla does not stick.
- Now tawa should not be very hot before you put the batter.**see notes.
- Take a laddle full of batter. Spread it evenly on the tawa and spread little oil on the sides.
- Once you see the sides browning flip and cook on the other side. Like how you would cook a pancake.
- Now flip again and put 2-3 tbsp of filling and fold in half.
- Enjoy with a cup of tea or juice.
- Chilla's are served best with green coriander chutney.
Best served with my favourite coriander chutney and it’s 5 variations and some chai.
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