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..


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


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.. 
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
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
I served it with Sambar and Chutney
It is best had piping hot..


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

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

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

  4. Awesome..delicious looking pancakes..

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

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

  7. this is a life saver recipe, quick n handy

  8. தோசை சாம்பார் சட்னியுடன் சுவையாக இருக்கு

  9. Delicious and healthy pancakes. Wonderfully prepared.

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  10. wow...nice recipe....


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

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

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

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

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

  16. Delicious,filling and healthy dosa...

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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..

  21. Fantastic substitution to an egg omelette.


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

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

  24. Really a nice and wuick recipe. will try it soon.

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

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

  27. The chickpea pancakes look super delicious!

  28. This sounds delicious and convenient!

  29. Wow. I am literally drooling over these pictures!

  30. love these wheat flour pancakes! look amazing!!!

  31. Am in awe of your pictorials!!!Lokks great

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

  33. what a beautiful snack for breakfast.

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

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  35. Spicy and yummy! A must try recipe.

  36. Vegetarian version of Omlette sans veggies.. looks good

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

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

  39. Healthy and protein packed crepes :)

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

  41. Omg omg ..u became the super woman of my life..I learnt a lot from ur pictorial presentation.. Thnq thnq soo mch ..I can't express my emotions.. N plz continue this great job to change many kitchn disasters ( like me) in nice chef


  42. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying it out...
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  43. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying it out...
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