Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Besan Ka Chilla-Besan Ka Cheela-Instant Kadalai Mavu Dosa

Besan ka chilla is prepared with gram flour and is also known as vegetarian omelet. It can be prepared in a jiffy with very few ingredients.The only thing about this dosa is, it should be eaten hot as it does not taste good when cold. I love dosas especially instant dosa as it comes handy when we do not have dosa batter or not in a mood to make any elaborate breakfast. Today we will learn how to make Gram flour dosa  popularly know as besan ka chilla following this easy recipe.

Besan Ka Chilla-Kadalai Mavu Dosai

How to make Besan Ka Chilla 

Prep time - under 5 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Yields - 4 small dosas

Ingredients needed 

Bengal gram flour/ kadalai mavu/besan -1 cup
Onion -1 finely chopped
Green chilli -1-2 finely chopped
Coriander leaves finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Cumin seeds/ jeera -1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Cooking soda/ baking powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil for preparing dosas


In a bowl, mix together, besan, onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, jeera seeds, salt, cooking soda and needed water to make a batter. I added a little more than 1/2 cup of water. The batter should not be too thin nor too thick, so adjust water accordingly. Taste the batter to check for salt.

Heat a non stick tawa, when the tawa is well heated (check it by sprinkling water on the tawa), reduce the flame to medium and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in a circular motion. Drizzle a tsp of oil around the dosa.

When it is cooked, flip it over to the other side. Once the other side is cooked, remove from tawa and serve hot with any chutney of your choice. Find a long list of Chutney Recipes.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.

Note - You can even add a little grated carrot to make it more healthy.

More Instant dosas from Padhuskitchen 

Instant Wheat dosa 

Instant Rava dosa 

Oats dosa 

Instant Oats Uthappam 

Ragi dosa

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  1. My fav breakfast recipe . Looks yummy !

  2. Very nice recipe Padhu! Love all your recipes!

  3. In Mumbai they add chopped tomatoes and serve with bread chutney and tomato ketchup and call it veg tomato omelette! Quite popular snack!

    Padhu you are doing great job!

  4. Very easy and quick dosas, would love to have with spicy coconut chutney.

  5. can we do this without adding baking soda?

    1. You can but adding soda gives you softer dosas.


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