Wednesday 6 April 2016

Besan and Green pea Cheela

Besan flour is naturally higher in protein than wheat-based flours. Even though that’s double the fat of whole-wheat flour, 70 percent of the fat in Besan flour comes from healthy unsaturated fats that can lower cholesterol. 

Besan flour is usually mixed with water, olive oil, yogurt or milk to make a paste that can be any consistency depending on the desired use. The paste is seasoned with any combination of parsley, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili, onion or garlic. It’s traditionally cooked in a skillet to create a flatbread or fried into fritters. Use a thick Besan flour batter to coat and fry vegetables a thin batter and fry them into appetizer-like pancakes. As I am here going to make super delicious Green pea cheela... Super easy, healthy and quick Breakfast or Teatime snack. I love the flavor of this cheela when garlic, onion and coriander leaves are added while making the paste. Yes I am saying that its a nice breakfast recipe, But when I am hungry I simply take besan, add spices, salt water and make batter, roll the batter on Tawa cook it and your simple cheela is ready to eat..

This is so so quick, its so easy that even Himanshu can also make it...and He made this once, It was our anniversary and on the same day I had my first Nikon training session, so had to attain it. went there in the morning, It was a weekend and reached there without having breakfast, Just had a coffee......Himanshu knew this and when I came back, guess what, He made this delicious cheela for me, and he was waiting for me....That was so so adorable moment for me...You can make so many varieties of cheela, it can be make by carrot, Tomato, Green peas, I am making Green pea Cheela here. It tastes good when it serve with any Raita, or you can have this with simple curd, any Pickle or all time favorite Tomato ketchcup. I Enjoyed this Green Pea Cheela with Carrot Rice and Simple Curd with some hint of sugar in it...Mmmm, So so delicious!!! So, check out the step by step recipe of super healthy, tempting and anytime snack...!!!


1/4 Cup Chickpea Flour
1/2 Cup Green Peas
Small Onion, roughly chopped
3 Garlic Cloves
2 Green Chilis
Ginger Small piece
1/4 cup Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp Carom seeds
1/4 tsp Fennel seeds Powder
1/ 4 tsp Sesame seeds
1/4 tsp Red chili powder
Pinch of Garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp Oil
Water to make batter


1. First take a mixer jar and add Green peas, Garlic, Onion, Ginger, Coriander Leaves, add little water and make a paste.

2. Take a Bowl and add chickpea Flour, Green peas paste, Fennel seeds Powder, Sesame seeds, Carom seeds, and all the spices. add salt to taste.

3. Now add water as required to make batter.

4. Heat a skillet and pour the batter and make a chila like we make dosa. Apply oil on cheela as needed, Cook it from both the sides, Take out from the Skillet and Enjoyy the hot chila with any raita, ketchup or Pickle.



  1. Thank you. These green peas chillas are very delicious and a great way toincorporate green peas in my kids diet