These gram flour crepes (besan chilla) are a hot favourite in most desi households.
For breakfast, teatime or even as a dinner side dish these crepes are delicious and soo easy to make.
They can be made in quantity and frozen if one is into making and freezing food.
I am often asked what to make with gram flour so this is a good option.
You can even make them plain and then fill them with a nice filling.
I just made them simply but i will give you all the options.
2 big spoonfulls of gram flour(besan)
a little chopped onion, fresh coriander and green chilli
1/2 teaspoon each of cumin and carom seeds(ajwain)
salt to taste
water to make a paste
Mix all the ingredients and make sure the batter has no lumps. Please see the attached video.
OPTIONS: you can also add grated vegetables such as carrots, courgette(zuchini/turai) capsium, grated cauliflower or finely chopped cabbage.
Benefits of gram flour:
Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates[4] but no gluten.[5] Despite this, in comparison to other flours, it has a relatively high proportion of protein.[6]

For a jain version just omit the onion and proceed

This entry was posted in Everything Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Indian Restaurant Dishes, Jain recipes, Low Cost, NO OIL RECIPES, Quick Recipes, Typical Sindhi Dishes, Vegan. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. La semana que viene, los hago. Ya te cuento. Tienen una pinta rica, rica.

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