chickpeas flour crepes recipe, besan ka cheela, besan ka chilla

Besan Ka Cheela - Chickpeas Flour Crepes

Crepes for breakfast made with chickpeas flour!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • Chickpeas flour/Besan - 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 2 finely chopped
  • Grated ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • Asafoetida/hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • vegetable Oil - 4 tbsp


  1. Add chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt to taste, asofetida, 1 tsp oil and 1/2 cup of water in a mixing bowl. Mix well to make a smooth batter.
  2. Now add chopped onions, green chillies, grated ginger and coriander leaves and mix well.
  3. Heat a griddle/tawa for a minute. Lower the flame and smear little oil on the pan.
  4. Take a ladleful of batter and pour on the center of the griddle. Immediately spread it on the pan in circular motion to make a round crepe.
  5. Add few drops of oil on the edges and let it cook for a minute.
  6. Flip, add few drops of oil and let it cook for another minute.
  7. Serve it hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Recipe Notes

Adjust consistency of the batter by adding more water if you feel its too thick.