A quick, healthy and tasty breakfast. Its also referred to as vegetarian omelette in some parts of India. It is loaded with protein and particularly good for diabetics.


    1 cup Besan [ Gram dahl Flour ]
    1 cup water
    1 finely chopped onions
    1/4 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
    1/2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves
    Pinch of hing [ Asafoetida ]
    Pinch of Ajwain
    Chopped green chillies to taste
    Salt to taste

    Optional: Grated veggies like carrot, beet. Anything that does not need a lot of cooking.

For the batter:
Mix besan with water, adding a little water at a time to avoid formation of lumps. (Remove any lumps from besan by breaking them with hand or a spatula even before adding water).
Get to a dosa like consistency. ( Pancake batter consistency ).
Add remaining ingredients.

To make the Cheela:
Heat a non stick tava. [ Pan used to make dosa / pancakes ]
Pour the batter in the center of the pan.
Spread it with a spatula to get a round shape.
Wait till the edges are slightly golden brown.
Add a little oil around the edges for a crispier taste.
Flip it around when one side is done.
Remove from tava when the other side is done.

Serve with green chutney Or tomato sauce.