Besan Chila


  • 1 cup besan / gram flour / kadle hittu
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ¼ tsp caraway seeds / ajwain
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup water, or as required
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • oil, for roasting


1.firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup besan.Add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ajwain and salt to taste.Additionally, add ½ cup water or little more.

2.Mix with the help of whisk to form a smooth batter.Now rest the batter for 30 minutes or more so that besan absorbs water and turn light.Furthermore, add in ½ onion, ½ tomato, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli.

3.Mix well with the help of ladle and get to a flowing consistency batter.Further, pour a ladleful of batter onto a hot tawa and spread gently.Pour a tsp of oil over chilla & allow to cook on medium flame.Now flip the chilla and cook both sides.