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Jan 27, 2012

Instant Rajasthani Besan Ka Cheela / Besan Pancakes / Gram Flour Dosa / Puda / Chickpea Flour Pancakes


I love instant foods, because it makes life so simple and provides yummy dish while we are so hungry. When  thinking about instant recipes, the first thing which comes to my mind is dosas..Amma have a huge container of dosa batter ready all day in the fridge so she can whip up some hot ghee roast, paper roast or uttapam etc in no time..


This is one of that instant variety..It is a popular rajasthani recipe…Typically it is served with green chutney or tamarind chutney along with a toast on the side..But I served it with Sambar & Chilli & Onion chutney(which will be posted soon)..The meal was so good and I couldn’t stop myself from eating it..Everyone loved it specially my sisters..


This is my DAY 5 recipe for BM which falls in the theme Seven days of Rajasthani Recipes….Hope you like it and let me know what you think..

Ingrediants:

Gram flour / Chick Pea Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu – 2 cup
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Green Chilli -1 chopped finely
Ajwain / Omam – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder -1 tsp
Chat Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tsp
Coriander Leaves – ¼ cup chopped
Salt to taste
Water as needed to make a batter
Oil for pan frying

Method:

Mix everything given in the list except oil in a mixing bowl.

Add enough water so that it forms into dosa batter consistency.

Heat a non stick tawa..Pour a ladleful of batter over that and make a slightly thin dosa..Drizzle oil around the sides..

Cook for 1 min on one side and flip over and cook on other side too..Drizzle some more oil if needed.

Cook till it gets crispy.. Serve hot with chutney and eat it immediately, because it is best had piping hot..Once it gets cold it is not that good.. 
Pictorial:
Take all your ingrediants
You just need a bowl and a spoon for this
add gram flour to the bowl
add chilli and coriander powder
add chat masala powder
add pepper
add turmeric and cumin powder
add ajwain
onions
coriander leaves
and salt..
everything just goes in
mix once
pour water
and make into a batter
it should be a little thinner in consistency..
heat a tawa....i used my mother's iron tawa
take a ladleful
and pour it in

Spread it evenly
drizzle some oil around the edges
and cook it till the bottom crisp up
flip it over and cook
Done done
Serve
I served it with Sambar and Chutney
It is best had piping hot..

52 comments:

vidhas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and crispy dosa. Never made dosa with gram flour, quick recipe.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so easy to make, love your pictorial presentation dear..

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely pan cakes.....superb

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeeeees! I am first.
Great cheela dear.love it

Vijitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome..delicious looking pancakes..

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

good one!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting besan ka cheela,would love with some spicy chutney.

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so inviting and mouthwatering... love it!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a life saver recipe, quick n handy

சிநேகிதி said... Best Blogger Tips

தோசை சாம்பார் சட்னியுடன் சுவையாக இருக்கு

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy pancakes. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
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ABD said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...nice recipe....

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Curry and Comfort said... Best Blogger Tips

I love gram flour!! These look delicious and great! Have a great weekend!! ~ Ramona

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so tasty and delicious dear..tastes good with peanut chutney

Mamatkamal said... Best Blogger Tips

I feel I'm gonna learn a lot from you my friend! You're a great cook! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

have heard of these dosa, never tried though..looks delicious..

Sayali said... Best Blogger Tips

This is more or less like a Tomato Omlete except there are no tomatoes :).. Looks great. I add tomatoes to it and have omletes :)

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious,filling and healthy dosa...

Kala said... Best Blogger Tips

This remembers me my mom she used to prepare this yummy dosas..Thanks for sahring the recipe

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

These are some of my favourite snacks ever! I have posted my own version on my blog, which adds cheese and vegetables, but yours looks so tasty I shall try it for sure!

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice and healthy..makes a great dish for those quick times right..

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

yum and instant breakfast!

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

oh dear.. u have been putting all my mom's dishes. my mom doesnt eat onion garlic but we do make same thing. instead of coriander powder mom uses whole coriander seeds. rest almost same. we call it gaarari.. this can be had with chapati too. we are not rajasthanis but some of the recipes you posted we make same too but with few variations.. we have temple at nathdwara..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Best Blogger Tips

heathy filling breakfast...

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice delicious dosas...

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Great yummy crepe!

Athisaya Divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious n healthy dosai..

Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic substitution to an egg omelette.

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Kalyani's Platter said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy & delicious breakfast ..

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

this is in my do list but missed making it.. it looks so yumm n quick dish..

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and healthy pancakes............

Hema Nova said... Best Blogger Tips

Really a nice and wuick recipe. will try it soon.
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Helene Dsouza said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy yummy!

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious post!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and love the way you've prepared them!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice recipe! a nice twist when im bored of regular dosas

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

The chickpea pancakes look super delicious!

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds delicious and convenient!

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. I am literally drooling over these pictures!

Viki's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and delicious dear.

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

love these wheat flour pancakes! look amazing!!!

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Am in awe of your pictorials!!!Lokks great

Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, boy, I've never seen these before, but definitely looking delicious!

Sayantani said... Best Blogger Tips

what a beautiful snack for breakfast.

the Junkie book said... Best Blogger Tips

wow those pancakes with chutney can be a relishing breakfast for me!

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Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Spicy and yummy! A must try recipe.

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Vegetarian version of Omlette sans veggies.. looks good

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

i am happy so that i can add them into my breakfast.

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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting...

Athisaya Divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and protein packed crepes :)

Sushweta Chakraborty said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictorial presentation is very well done & very user friendly.