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Besan ke Cheeley

Gram flour flatbread

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 2 cups gram flour (besan).
    • Salt.
    • 2 tbsps chopped corriander leaves.
    • 1 tbsps chopped methi leaves.
    • 1 tsps garlic paste
    • 2 tsps green chillies(finely chopped) or green chilly paste.
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)


    1. Take gram flour  in a bowl, add all the ingredients, add water to get thick yet dropping consistency batter, mix well.
    2. Heat tawa, spread little oil and put a ladle full of batter, spread thinly and evenly
    3. Drizzle little oil around the cheeley and cook on medium heat.
    4. When underside is light golden, flip over and cook the other side till light golden.
    5. Serve hot with coriander Chutney



    My Besan batter always sticks, any tips


    hi fatma like ur recipe u can add small pieces of tomatoes taste way and look way it will cum out gud and plac e the besan cheela between 2 bread slices with spread chutney and sauce on the bread and then serve it

    Bharti Aswal

    Hi Fatma, I really like your recipe we make the same but without onions, next time I will try making it with onions, F.Y.I. I am from Dar too.



    Hi .Lakshmi... Thanks a lot for your kind compliments...

    lakshmi srinivas

    lakshmi srinivas

    hi fatma,all ur recipes r nice & easy.i heard about this one as veggie's omlette.thanx for uploading the recipe

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