Friday, 6 December 2013

Besan Chila/ Besan Dosa

Besan Chila

Alok has said a complete No no to Idly/Dosa in the breakfast as he is so bored with them. So I thought of making Besan Dosa. When he had it, he said this is called as Chila and is a Gujarati Dish.

It was quick to make and very tasty too. First time, when I made this I added vegetables like Grated Carrot, shredded Cabbage, green peas etc. This post I made simple Besan Chila. Both of them tasted awesome.

I also added ENO to this recipe to make it fluffy, you can make it without ENO also and it just turns out great.

Another thing about this recipe is that you don't need any chutney as an accompaniment. It tastes great as a dish. This is certified by my Mom and Alok who needs Chutney or Dish for any dish in the world LOL.


Besan / Gram Flour - 1 Cup
Onion - 1 (Medium, finely Chopped)
Water - 1/2-3/4 Cup
Green Chillies - 3 )Finely Chopped)
Ginger - 1/2 inch (Finely Chopped)
Grated Vegetables - 1/2 Cup (Optional)
Asafoetida - 1 Generous Pinch
ENO - 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Salt and oil.


In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and ENO and make a batter of Dosa batter consistency. Let it sit for 10 minutes.Add ENO to the batter just before making the Dosa/Chila.

Meanwhile, heat a Tawa and smear some cooking oil on it. Take the prepared batter and pour small portions of batter in the tawa and cook till both sides are done and crispy.


Post a Comment