Besan Ka Cheela/Gram Flour Crepe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Sunday, November 03, 2013

It is November already, time flies real fast. I m loving this speed. i m just waiting for my little one to grow up and join school!!! ;) Don't think otherwise, i love him a lot, more than myself. But between this Motherly, Wifely duty, I feel the real ME is lost somewhere. 
I do Love being a Loving Wife and a Mother, but i feel i m not getting time or space to do what i want to and love to do.It is been long since, i sat and read the morning newspaper!!!! I love to watch NDTV, but now it is Cartoon Network, Disney Junior all the time, Even when the kids are not there, the TV too, automatically plays only those channels!!!! No time for personal grooming, i sometimes feel i look like my kiddo's Nanny!!!! ufff!!!!
Weekends, i started to feel why it is coming, with everybody at home, i go crazy. The moment i wake up, i m in the kitchen, making 3 different breakfast for 4 people.  Thought of it makes me dizzy!!!! To make those morning less complicated and to keep me sane, I go for these Instant Idly/Dosa recipes. With my elder one being a Dosa King, he is a happy kid with dosa for all 3 times of the day. I keep it simple with a Chutney and some Leftover sambhar.  You can even pair it with some spicy Mango pickle. 

Recipe Source : FoodFood Channel
Ingredients (Makes 4 Cheela's)
1/2 Cup Besan/Gram Flour/Kadalai Maavu
1 cup water
1 Medium-sized onion
1no green chili
1/ 4 tsp salt (or to taste)
hing a pinch
a sprig of curry leaves
handful of coriander leaves
  • Chop onion and chili finely, wash curry leaves and coriander leaves and chop them finely.
  • In a bowl, add besan, chopped onion, chili, curry leaves, coriander leaves. Add Water little by little and make a batter of pouring consistency.
  • Add salt and hing and mix well. you might need more than 3/4th and less than 1 full of cup of Water. So add water slowly to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Heat Tawa, pour a laddle of batter in the center and spread a little. Do not make it thin. Dot the edges with little gingely oil/ghee. 
  • Cook  for few seconds, till the top looks dry, flip and cook the other side for another minute. Remove to a serving plate.  Repeat the same with rest of the batter
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  1. Yum! I remember we used to call this vegetarian omelet :)

  2. wow... looks yum... never tried chila with besan. Always tried with urad and moong dal

  3. I make different variation of these and each one of them are just so healthy and awesome!

  4. my favorite recipe n quick to make tifiin...

  5. Cute looking cheelas Priya..I heart you on the growing up part and the weekends.. Mondays when I got to work is when I feel I get

  6. looking delecious, some times we behave unlike us. Even if my husband at home for continous 3 days i feel bad, go crazy too !

  7. Very delicious and quite a delicious cheela, my favourite too.

  8. So yum and delicious :) :) Loved it :)

  9. Wow, you make 3 different varieties of breakfast everyday! Hats of to you girl! Cooking a breakfast is a rarity at my home. It is usually brunch on weekends and on weekdays I go for instant oatmeal or some quick fix snack.

  10. Priya, same pinch to everything you mentioned in the intro! Some times I feel I am just living for others!!And instant dosas are heaven sent right!

  11. Lovely dosa recipe! These instant dosa's are such a life saver on a weeknight...

  12. I agree with you priya weekends are realy busy days then week days. Perfect breakfast looks so inviting.

  13. Wow ! Lovely besan ka cheela , loved your presentation .....

  14. I hear you Priya. I feel the same way too.. Hopefully we can get some respite from babysitting and nanny jobs at least for a few hours every week.
    Cheelas look amazing.


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