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Besan Cheela Recipe

Besan cheela is a quick and easy to make snack. You can have it for breakfast and even enjoy it in the evening with a hot cup of tea. This delicious recipe can be prepared using fewer ingredients. Also, this one is a healthy recipe because gram flour or besan has some amazing health benefits.

One Besan Chilla, Besan Cheela gives 236 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 123 calories, proteins account for 43 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 70 calorie. One Besan Chilla, Besan Cheela provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Ingredients Required For Preparation Of Besan Cheela

Followings ingredient are required for making amla murabba.

  •  1 Cup Water
  •  1 Cup Besan
  •  1/2 Onion chopped
  •  Salt as per taste
  •  1 tsp Chilli powder
  •  1/2 tomato chopped
  •  1 tsp Ajwain
  •  1 Green chilli
  •  1/2 Cup methi/ coriander leaves, finely chopped
  •  Oil for frying

How To Prepare?

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, except oil. Keep adding water to make a smooth and thick paste. Keep it aside for rest for 15-20 minutes. Take a non-stick pan and add some oil. Pour some batter in the center and spread it to make a cheela. Cook well on both sides. Keep adding some oil from the sides if required. Serve hot with tomato or mint chutney. You can also add a filling using paneer for this cheela. Just crumble some paneer and cook it with some spices and your filling is ready!

Besan Cheela Is Good For The Various Health Issues Like

Besan is highly nutritious due to its high protein content. It has lower calories as compared to wheat flour and also has a lesser amount of fat. With high amounts of fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, folate and Vitamin B-6, it provides various health benefits. Let’s look at some of its benefits below.

Lowers Bad Cholesterol

When not deep fried, it retains its highly nutritious value and is helpful in lowering bad cholesterol. It adds protein and fibre to your diet which helps you keep full for a longer duration. It also aids in weight loss.

Controls Diabetes

Besan has a low glycaemic index and contains healthy unsaturated fats. Due to this property, it helps in controlling diabetes. It can be used as a substitute for wheat flour to make rotis and parathas.

Cures Anaemia

Besan contains a rich amount of iron that can help prevent or cure Anemia

Lowers Blood Pressure

Besan is rich in vitamins and minerals with high soluble fibre content. Three spoons of besan are said to have the same amount of potassium as a banana. Potassium can lower blood pressure and therefore, Besan is good for a healthy heart as well.


Besan is gluten-free and when mixed in right amounts can act as a substitute for egg. It is suitable for vegan cooking and helps those who are allergic to gluten.

Clears Acne Scars and Blemishes

Besan helps to clear skin and give a radiant look. Women across India use it as a face mask for getting blemish-free skin. It also works well as a tan remover.

Reduces Fatigue and Regulates Mood

Rich in Thiamin and Vitamin B6, besan helps in converting food to energy which reduces fatigue. It also helps in the synthesis of serotonin which aids in regulating mood.

Regulates Blood Pressure

As besan is rich in magnesium it helps in maintaining vascular health and regulates blood pressure.

Strengthens Bones

Phosphorus, magnesium and calcium content in besan helps in the formation of stronger bones.


Some people might be allergic to besan, so it is best to do a patch test before using a besan mask or scrub. You should also consult a doctor if you face any side- effect after its consumption.

Besan should ideally be avoided during summers as it may lead the body to generate excessive heat within.