Besan Chilla | Besan Dosa recipe

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punjabi besan ka cheela
besan cheela /dosa

Besan ka Cheela / Dosa is instant Dosa made from Besan , rava (sooji)/ rice flour and curd. This is easy instant Cheela / Dosa  made from Besan (chickpea flour ). I add finely chopped onion, coriander and little spices to make this instant Dosa uttapa style. You can eat this Besan chilla without and chutney as it tastes too good. My kids prefer it with sauce. If you want you can make coconut chutney or pudina chutney with this Chila / Dosa. One of my Punjabi friend adds grated paneer to make this Cheela , in Bangalore I always had paneer Dosa in my favorite food junction Woodys and this paneer Besan ka Cheela  in Punjabi style also tastes good .last Sunday I had made this Besan ka Cheela but its without paneer you can add grated paneer to this same recipe to make Paneer Besan ka Cheela.

[box] Also check– Moong ka cheela/ dosa recipe [/box]

If you want to make Cheela vegan add water in place of curd .

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 2 cup rice rava /wheat (gheu )sooji(rava)
  • 2 cup curd (preferably little sour)
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander
  • 1 cup grated paneer  (optional)
  • 2 -3 green chilies
  • 10- 15 garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Soak rice rava / wheat (gheu)sooji (rava) with curd for 2 hours.
  2. Add Besan to this curd soaked sooji  /rice flour and mix it , add little water to make Dosa batter / Cheela batter consistency .besan ka cheela batter
  3. Take green chilies, garlic cloves and with little salt grind it to make fine paste
  4. Add onion, coriander leaves, green chilly garlic paste & salt in Besan  sooji / rice rava batter.besan cheela /chila/ dosa batter
  5. Now heat a non stick tava/ pan, take a ladle of Cheela batter and spread it in a circular way on tava .besan cheela /dosa
  6. Drizzle some oil or ghee on Cheela (optional, you can make Cheela without oil on non stick tava)
  7. When it’s cooked on one side, flip and cook the other side.besan chila besan chila /dosa
  8. Serve this Cheela hot with tomato sauce, chutney, raita , pickle or curdbesan ka cheela



Tip – if you’re using rice rava ,soak  it with curd for 3-4 hours. Sooji take less time to soak as compare to rice rava.

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