Besan Ka Cheela / Gramflour Crepes / Dosa - Gluten Free & Vegan

Besan Cheelas are simple spiced gram flour pancakes from Indian cuisine. Cheelas / Crepes or Pancakes  of chickpea flour are know as Besan ka cheela/Gramflour crepes/Kadalamaavu Dosai.
Isn't it interesting that crepes / pancakes in India are referred to as, cheela's in Gujarat, Rajasthan and in the North and in the South they are call it dosai or dosa, since it's very similar to dosa only the names are different . But unlike the South Indian dosa,  there is no soaking of grains,  grinding and fermentation process.  This is an instant cheela / dosa recipe.
This is a simple and instant crepe/ pancake. Since it's made to chickpea flour in the south is called Kadalamaavu, hence it's Kadalmaavu Dosai. Its quick and very easy to make and can be made with readily available ingredients in your kitchen pantry. Cheela's can be enjoyed with a chutney or ketchup or any sauce of your choice.  It's quick and easy to make Indian breakfast or great evening snack accompanied with a cup of tea or coffee.
1 Cup Besan
2 Tablespoon Rice flour
3/4 Teaspoon Chilly powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
A pinch of Baking soda

A pinch Asafoetida
Green chilly  - finely chopped 
Salt to taste
2 Tablespoon Coriander leaves - finely chopped
1 Spring Onion - finely chopped
1 Tomato - deseeded, finely chopped
Oil as required


Take all the dry ingredients in a bowl, to this add the chopped coriander leaves, green chilly, the spring  onion and tomato together and and mash it lightly with your hand. Gradually add water and mix it to a slightly thin batter (The batter should not be too watery or thick).
Keep the dosa griddle on a medium flame, grease it with a teaspoon of oil. Pour the batter in the center and spread it. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil and cook it for a minute.Now flip the dosa to the other side and cook it for a minute, add another tsp of oil. Remove it from the griddle.
Serve it immediately with coriander or mint chutney. 
My Notes
One important point while preparing this, it should be cooked in low medium flame until it becomes slightly crispy. Otherwise, you will get the raw taste of besan which you will not like.

These  should be served hot and crisp. 

Labels : Pancakes, Crepes, Dosa, Chickpea flour,Rice flour, Gluten free, Vegan, South Indian, Breads, Breakfast, Healthy, Instant Mixes
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


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