Recipe – Besan ka chilla / Gram flour Pancake / Besan dosa


Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Besan (gram flour): 1 cup
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ¼ teaspoon
  • Onion: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon, finely chopped or crushed
  • Green chili: 1, finely chopped or crushed
  • Water: as required
  • Oil: to roast


  • In a bowl mix gram flour, salt, black pepper powder, red chili powder, cumin seeds, onion, tomato, coriander leaves, ginger, green chili and mix well.
  • Adding water make a thin dropping consistency batter. Add little water at a time and mix to check the consistency.
  • Heat tawa.
  • Heat a non-stick tawa. Pour 1 ladle or 3 tablespoons of the batter in tawa and spread it lightly to make a 4-5-inch diameter circle. Spread little oil over the circle. Cook in high flame for 2 minutes.
  • Flip it carefully. Spread little oil again. Cook it till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  • Take out and serve hot with chutney / tomato sauce.

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