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Besan Chilla With Paneer Filling

An easy Indian Breakfast Idea, besan chilla is made with simple ingredients and stuffed with paneer filling.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword besan ka chila, besan ka chilla, breakfast, healthy breakfast, indian breakfast, stuffed chila recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 person
Author Avin Kohli


For Chilla

  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Now tawa should not be very hot before you put the batter.**see notes.

  5. Take a laddle full of batter. Spread it evenly on the tawa and spread little oil on the sides.

  6. Once you see the sides browning flip and cook on the other side. Like how you would cook a pancake.

  7. Now flip again and put 2-3 tbsp of filling and fold in half.

  8. Enjoy with a cup of tea or juice.

  9. Chilla's are served best with green coriander chutney.

Recipe Notes

Chilla is like a pancake they are best cooked at low to medium temperature. It helps them crisp on the sides and cook on the inside. You can also serve it without the filling. Just add whatever veggies you wan to add in the batter itself and follow the rest of the process to make chilla.