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Chickpea Flour Pancakes (Besan Chilla/Cheela) - Traditional Pancakes Taken To The Next Level | hurrythefoodup.com
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Chickpea Flour Pancakes

A savory pancake begging to be eaten with pickles and chutneys or yogurts and cream. East meets West with this beautifully, wonderfully healthy dish.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 253kcal

Ingredients

Optional

  • ½ tsp chili flakes (I highly recommend this)
  • 1 bell pepper, red
  • ½ cup peas

Instructions

  • Add the flour, water, turmeric, salt, pepper and chili flakes (if using) to a mixing bowl and give it a quick blend using a food processor or blender. Leave it to settle for a few minutes while you heat up the oil or ghee in a non-stick pan. The batter needs to look very runny!
  • Dice the veggies finely and add them to the mixture.
  • Use a tissue or similar (a spray oil would work wonders here) to ensure the bottom of the pan is coated well in oil.
  • Add about a ladle of the mixture and veggies when the pan is hot - a medium heat should be just right.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes - the mixture will quickly start to firm. If you’re using two pans, you can make two pancakes at the same time.
  • Make sure you use a large pan (or pans) here, you’re aiming for thin pancakes. They’re MUCH easier to handle!
  • Use a large spatula to help you flip the pancakes, adding more oil underneath if necessary. After another 2-3 minutes your pancake will be ready!
  • Keep it somewhere warm while you repeat with the second pancake, adding more oil when necessary.
  • Done! Add your desired toppings and enjoy. Remember - it’s important to eat these pancakes warm - don’t let them get cold!

Serving suggestions:

  • Any chutneys (red onion is a favourite of ours) yogurt dip, hummus, avocado, guacamole, Branston Pickle (if you can find it where you are it goes incredibly well!).

Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: then check out Kat’s Overnight Oats for another great breakfast idea. Otherwise this lovely Mango Lassi is a beautiful Indian way to wake up!

Nutrition

Serving: 142g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.8g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 9.4g | Sugar: 6.4g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.6mg