Besan Cheela Recipe - Healthy Breakfast

Besan Cheela recipe | Healthy Breakfast | gluten-free

BESAN CHEELA

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Besan Cheela is a very popular breakfast recipe in India. It is made by pouring a thin chickpea flour batter seasoned with spices on a hot skillet and cooked under crisp. It is similar to savoury crepes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • Besan chickpea flour – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 1 teaspoon
  • Bell peppers – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes – 1 teaspoon
  • Onions – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Caraway seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Oil for cooking
  • Note – All the vegetables must be finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add besan (chickpea flour) and all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Slowly add water to make thin batter. Batter should be thin but not water, it must coat the vegetables lightly.
  • Add all the spices and condiments and mix well.
  • Leave aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and drizzle some oil. You may use ghee (clarified butter) if that is what you prefer.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter on non-stick pan and swirl it around till a nice thin coating of batter is formed on the pan.
  • After pouring the batter turn the flame on low and let the batter set for few minutes.
  • Roast golden on low flame by drizzling oil once in a while.
  • Flip and roast from the other side as well.
  • Fold in half and serve hot! Pair it with bread, chutneys, dips or your favourite tea.

Notes

If you are a begginer, you may opt. for non-stick pan to make some delicious besan cheela.

Besan cheela – healthy Breakfast

Besan Cheela is a very popular breakfast recipe in India. It is made by pouring a thin chickpea flour batter seasoned with spices on a hot skillet and cooked under crisp. It is similar to savoury crepes. If you are a begginer then you may opt. for non-stick pan to make some delicious besan cheela. It has been my favourite since my childhood days and I am very sure you will love them too. You can serve it as it is or it can be sandwiched in fresh bread slices, just how you serve omelette. If you are deciding to turn vegan then it can be a perfect replacement for omelette.

Buy Rajdhani Besan – https://www.amazon.in/Rajdhani-Besan-Gram-Flour-500g/dp/B087G15GYJ

Cooking 🕜 10 minutes For Besan Cheela

Ingredients

  • Besan (chickpea flour) – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Green Chillies – 1 teaspoon
  • Bell peppers – 2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes – 1 teaspoon
  • Onions – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Caraway seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Oil for cooking
  • Note – All the vegetables must be finely chopped so that the batter doesn’t get lumpy.

Recipe

  • To make besan cheela ,add besan (chickpea flour) and all the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Slowly add water to make thin batter. Batter should be thin but not watery, so that it can coat the vegetables lightly.
  • Add all the spices and condiments and mix well until combined well.
  • Leave aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and drizzle some oil or you may use ghee (clarified butter) if that is what you prefer.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter on non-stick pan and swirl it around so that a nice thin coating of batter is formed on the pan.
Besan Cheela Recipe - Healthy Breakfast
Cook until crisp
  • After pouring the batter turn the flame on low and let the batter set for few minutes.
  • Roast on a low flame in order to achieve a golden crust by drizzling oil once in a while.
  • Flip and roast from the other side as well so that the cheela gets crispy from both the sides which enhance its texture.
  • Fold in half and serve hot! Alternatively, pair it with bread, chutneys, dips or your favourite tea. I prefer it with green chutney because it elevates it’s flavours to the next level.

Comment down below if you would prepare besan cheela recipe – healthy breakfast. Also, leave your valuable suggestions!

Steamed Vegetables | Vegetables with Herbs

Steamed Vegetables
Steamed Vegetables with Herbs

How to make steamed vegetables?

Steamed Vegetables with herbs can be prepared in minutes. Just toss all the veggies in and add herbs you like. Cook for 5 minutes and you are done!
Produce that I used is – Broccoli Florets, Mushrooms, Ice Berg Lettuce and baby corn. Any vegetables can be used, as long as they are fresh and you like them but using vegetables in different colors is suggested , so that the dish looks vibrant and appetizing. The reason this recipe is considered healthy is because it not only uses fresh ingredients but it is also prepared with the healthiest method of cooking, that is steaming.

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Cooking Time 🕜 10 minutes for Steamed Vegetables

Ingredients

• Broccoli Florets – 1 cup

Mushrooms – 1 cup

• Baby Corn – 1 cup

• Iceberg Lettuce Leaves – 8 nos.

• Oregano – 1 teaspoon

• Chilli Flakes – 1 teaspoon

• A drizzle of extra Virgin olive oil

• Salt to taste

Buy Olitalia Olive Oil – https://www.amazon.in/Olitalia-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil/dp/B07QST3JXR

Recipe

  • Add all the vegetables in a bowl except iceberg lettuce leaves, so that the lettuce leaves doesn’t turn soggy. Also, we have to use them as cups to fill the vegetables later.
Fresh vegetables
Chop the vegetables in thick chunks
  • I love button mushrooms so I have added those. You may add any mushrooms of your choice or you may skip them completely. A variety of mushrooms go well in this recipe. You may use shitake, oyester or enoki mushrooms.
Mushrooms
Fresh Button Mushrooms
  • Season with oregano, chilli flakes and salt. Oregano can be replaced with rosemary and chives as well but I like mine with oregano.
 Vegetables with herbs
Oregano can be replaced with other herbs
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over vegetables. Here, I am using Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil which you can get from Amazon. Check-out the link to buy it in the beginning of blog post.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I have used Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Olitalia
  • Place the lettuce leaves on a steamer plate/basket as placing lettuce underneath the vegetables not only prevents them from sticking but also adds flavour and texture to the recipe. Alternatively, cabbage leaves can be used in the place of iceberg lettuce, just in case they are not available. Although, lettuce is available at majority of supermarkets but finding them at local vegetable store is quite difficult sometimes.
  • Fill the vegetable mix in the lettuce leaves but keep in mind that you don’t over fill the cups otherwise they might not be able to hold the vegetables in place.
 Vegetables cups
These look delicious already
  • Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes. Serve Immediately after it is ready because this recipe tastes when hot.
Steamed Vegetables
Do not steam for more than 5 minutes

Tips and suggestions

To turn it into a full fledged meal you may serve these with a multi-grain toast and it will keep you full for hours. Try this healthy, tasty and delicious recipe now which can be prepared in no time!

So what are you waiting for? Go grab some fresh veggies and steam them up to prepare this delicacy.

Comment down below if you would have this for your breakfast?