Besan Ka Chilla / Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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Chickpea flour pancakes or besan ka chilla are spiced Indian style savory pancakes made out of chickpea flour, and some Indian spices. A quick, healthy and a delicious breakfast, ready in no time. Enjoy!!

I like to serve these pancakes with some homemade yogurt, sweet and tangy tomato chutney or with some ketchup.





Jyoti Behrani
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 cup chickpea flour / besan
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped (optional)
  • Handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste

Other ingredient(s):

  • Oil for cooking pancakes


  • Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth batter.
  • Heat a non-stick griddle, spread some oil, drop a spoonful of batter, spread evenly into small circles.
  • Cook over medium heat for 3-5 min, or until golden brown in color. Flip and cook on the other side of the pancake. Drizzle some oil, as needed. Serve hot with some yogurt, or ketchup. Enjoy!!


Keyword chilla, flatbread, pancakes, besan, chickpea flour, besan ka chilla, chickpea flour pancakes


Jyoti Behrani

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