Oats and Besan Cheela Recipe (High Protein Spiced Crepes)

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Oats and Besan Cheela Recipe (High Protein Spiced Crepes)
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The Oats Besan Cheela recipe is a very traditional snack of northern India. The cheela is made from gram flour and spiced up with green chillies. In this recipe I have added additional healthy diabetic friendly ingredients like oats, making the chilla fiber rich, nutritious and gluten free.

Serve the Oats Besan Cheela along with a Sweet And Spicy Tomato Chutney and a Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast, a tea time snack or even weeknight dinner.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: North Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Cast Iron Tawa/ Flat Skillet
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Gram flour (besan)
  • 80 grams Rolled Oats Or Instant Oats , powdered
  • 2 Onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , pounded
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Red Chilli powder , to taste
  • Oil , for cooking

How to make Oats and Besan Cheela Recipe (High Protein Spiced Crepes)

  1. To begin making the Oats Besan Cheela Recipe, combine all the ingredients for the Besan Chilla in a large bowl.

  2. Gradually add water to make a thick batter.

  3. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  4. The cheela batter will be similar to the consistency of a dosa batter or pancake batter. The batter should be able coat the back of the spoon.

  5. The next step is to cook the Oats Besan Cheela in a pan

  6. Preheat a skillet on medium heat, pour a ladleful of batter on the pan and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin crepe/ dosa.

  7. Drizzle some oil around the cheela and cook it until the top does not look raw and you notice the edges are getting brown. Flip and cook on the other side for a few seconds.

  8. Once done, transfer to a plate and proceed to make the chillas with the remaining batter.

  9. Serve the Oats Besan Cheela along with a Sweet And Spicy Tomato Chutney and a Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast, a tea time snack or even weeknight dinner.