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Besan Cheela (Tomato Omelette)

Besan Chila, essentially an Indian high protein gram flour crepe is also known as a tomato omelette in certain parts of the country. Click to read more and get the recipe for Besan Chila!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup besan (Gram flour)
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp chili powder red
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • to taste salt
  • 1 - 2 Green chili , chopped
  • 2 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water


  • Take besan, ajwain, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander to the above and mix well till the vegetables are coated with besan. You can add more vegetables to this, like carrots, spinach, methi etc to make it even healthier.
  • Mix in the yoghurt and little water at a time and make lump free batter.
  • Heat a non stick tawa on medium heat. Once hot drizzle about 1/2 tsp of oil. Once oil is hot, pour a ladle of batter and spread it to make a round shape like you would pour a dosa. Let the cheela gets cook on one side about 2 minutes or till gets golden brown. Flip and cook the other side as well
  • Repeat for all the batter. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.


Recipe for the green chutney!
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