Besan Cheela Recipe – 10 Minute Breakfast – Video

Veg Besan cheela, a nutritious snack made in 10 minutes with vegetables & Paneer. It has about 120 calories and good Indian fast food for kids breakfast.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated 1 Jul, 24


Vegetable besan chilla served with Tomato sauce
Vegetable besan chilla served with Tomato sauce 

Besan Cheela is a healthy option for a snack in the sense that it has high protein along with vegetables.We have added Paneer to increase the protein content and making it more suitable for kids.

My son 4 years at this time enjoys it more in his evening snacks.

Try and try to ditch the sugar cookies for the cheela.
vegetable besan cheela in 10 minutes
vegetable besan cheela in 10 minutes


5 min Prep
5 min Cook
Yield  4 Veg besan cheela (4 Inch Diameter)
Nutrition Facts
Besan Cheela Recipe - 10 Minute Breakfast - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 24%
Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 33%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Making Cheela Batter

  • Take a bowl, add Gram Flour Besan, Asafoetida, Cumin Seeds, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala and Salt. Mix well.
  • Add chopped Vegetables like Green chilies, Onion, Tomato, Cottage Cheese and Coriander Leaves.
  • Mix them well as we want the vegetable moisture to be absorbed by the besan before we add water to it.
  • Now, add Oil and water gradually to make a lump free and smooth batter. Once batter is ready, keep it aside for later use.

Shallow fry Cheela

  • Take a flat surface pan about 2 inch in depth. The pan has to be mild hot to have a crispy Cheela.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of Oil in this pan and switch ON the stove at high flame.
  • After a minute, turn the stove to medium flame.
  • This batter is good for making 4 Cheela. So, use a spoon to pick sufficient amount for 1 Cheela and pour the batter in pan. Turn the stove to high flame.
  • Use the spoon to spread the batter evenly in a circular shape. Let it cook for at-least 2 minute or until it is slightly cooked from the bottom.
  • When you witness the small little holes coming up on the surface of the Cheela, it signals the readiness of Cheela from the bottom.
  • Pour 1/2 tsp Oil on the circumference to help Cheela come Off the pan easily.
  • Now, scrape the circumference of the cheela and flip it turn it over very carefully without breaking and cook until it gets golden brown from both the sides.
  • Once done, take it out in a plate and make rest of the cheelas in similar fashion.

Indian fast food – Besan cheela
Indian fast food - Besan cheela 

  Storage and Serving Suggestions

Indian fast food - Besan cheela
  1. Besan Cheela batter can be preserved with refrigeration for up-tp 2 days. You can make fresh Cheela with this batter as and when you desire.
  2. Veg Besan Cheela can be wrapped in aluminium foil to maintain freshness and moisture. You can either refrigerate them or use in your kid’s lunch box.
  3. Veg Besan Cheela can be accompanied with Tomato sauce or Coriander chutney.


Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta  
Mother. Cook. Vegetarian. Passionate Indian Food Eater. inHouseRecipes Chef. Photo Editor.