Tea time Snack- Besan Chilla

Besan chilla is a savory Indian pancake that’s also a lovely tea time snack that’s kid friendly and easy to make.

Besan is also known as Chickpea flour. I use it when making maru bhajia, pancakes, as a thickener and even as a face scrub. I’ll post on that another time. ☺️

Let’s get started.

Assemble about a 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion,tomato, coriander and a small piece of ginger.
In a bowl, add two cups of gram flour, salt and black pepper, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1tsp of cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp of red chili powder.

Add the chopped vegetables and some water till it becomes a smooth lump free batter.

Heat a pan on medium low heat and a little bit of vegetable oil. Ladle the batter and spread carefully once the pan is heated well and let cook till it looks like this below.

You can put a tsp or so of oil around the edges then flip carefully to cook the other side.

It’s now ready. Remove from heat and keep in a hotpot as it should be served warm or hot.

Doesn’t it look lovely? I like the golden color of the flour which is intensified by the turmeric.
You can serve with your chutney of choice.
I had mine with a tomato coriander chutney and some masala chai. Delicious!!

This made ten savoury pancakes (about 5 inch diameter) and they did not last thirty minutes in my household; everybody loved them. If you want a different kind of snack to keep you and the kids sated for a while, try this out.

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