Besan ka chilla is a very popular breakfast item in many Indian households. It is made by making a batter of gram flour and adding various spices to the batter. The batter is then poured on a hot griddle and thin pancakes are made and fried till crispy on both the sides. This is a very healthy snack by itself. I added methi leaves to the batter to make it even healthier. You can add any green of your choice to the batter or can make the chilla without it as well. This recipe is good for diabetic patients as besan is a recommended flour for them. Try to make the chillas as thin as possible for a nice and crunchy finish. So here is the recipe.
Ingredients needed for Besan aur Methi ka Chilla
Besan – 1 cup
Water – 1 cup
Onion – 1/4 cup (very finely chopped)
Green chili – 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ajwain seeds – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (chopped)
Methi leaves – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Oil for frying
How to make Besan aur Methi ka Chilla
Whisk besan and water in a bowl.
Make sure their are no lumps.
Add onion, green chili, ginger garlic paste, salt, ajwain, chaat masala, methi leaves, coriander leaves and baking soda.
Whisk together nicely.
Heat a non-stick pan.
Pour 1/2 cup batter on the non-stick pan.
Using the back of spoon, spread the batter in a thin circle.
Pour little oil on the sides and fry from both the sides till golden brown and crispy.
Serve hot with green coriander and mint chutney.