Breakfast, Indian breads

Quick Besan Pudla with Dill | Gluten Free,Vegan Breakfast | Diabetic friendly food

Besan or Chickpea flour is a versatile GF ingredient that lends itself to both Indian and non-Indian dishes beautifully. Made from grinding Channa Dal / Whole chickpeas, Besan (Hindi) / Kadalmaavu (Tamil) / Gramflour is a choice ingredient to make Bhajiyas (fritters) or Pakoras. Besan Cheela / Chilla is also called Besan Puda / Pudla.  

For diabetics, GF and protein rich dishes make for a wonderful breakfast option. Given that this Cheela (or gram flour crepe) can be made in just 5 mins, I often make it for myself even for lunch. Add any veggies – think bottle-gourd (lauki) / grated carrots / chopped methi (fresh fenugreek) or even fresh dill (Suva bhaji) , this is a great breakfast that tastes yum as it is or with some ketchup / Coriander-mint chutney on the side. 


Do watch the youtube video embedded here and please leave your valuable comments too 🙂 Thanks ! 

Like the Vegan Tomato Omelette (eggless) or this Methi Besan Cheela , this too is a great option for Bachelors (bachelorettes included :p) or those living in a hostel / Dorm to rustle up something quick and healthy. 

Let’s get to making thisBesan Cheela with Dill – a Vegan, GF delicious Breakfast / Snack

Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 5 mins, Makes – 3 Cheelas (or Crepes)

What you need:

  • Gramflour – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 2/3 cup (or as required)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (can sub with grated ginger + finely minced green chillies)
  • Chopped fresh Dill leaves – 2 tsp (can sub with fresh fenugreek or coriander leaves too)
  • Toasted Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Roasted Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp (opt. but recommended)
  • Cooking / baking soda – 1/8 tsp (optional)
  • Oil – for making the Cheela (approx 1/4~1/2 tsp per Cheela)



How to:

  • Whisk all the ingredients except dill. Make the batter to a flowing consistency – not too thick or too thin. Add the dill leaves, let it sit for 5 mins.
  • Pour a ladleful onto a heated tava, don’t spread too thin, drizzle oil around the sides. Let it brown around the edges, flip once and let it cook for 1 more min
  • Serve hot with green chutney / sauce. 

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  1. Mayuri Patel

    Pudlas have come out so soft and spongy. Speckled with dill leaves they look so inviting. When I make pudla next, which I do often like you, I'm adding dill.

  2. Priya Iyer

    The pudlas look soft and absolutely delicious! Adding dill leaves to them is a great idea. 🙂

  3. cookwithrenu

    One of the regular in our house. We call it chila though. If I do not get anything or think about anything, I make this easy, quick and a healthy recipe. Pics look lovely

  4. Sujata Roy

    Pudla looks so soft and delicious. Loved the use of dill leaves. We also make it as besan chilla with fenugreek leaves. Next time I will try with dill leaves.

  5. Poonam Bachhav

    I often make besan cheela. Adding Dill leaves to this pudla sounds brilliant ! Healthy delicious breakfast !

  6. Very delicious looking pudla kalyani !! use of dill leaves is a lovely idea. great share 🙂

  7. Vasusvegkitchen

    The combination of besan and dill leaves looks amazing. I regularly prepare wheat flour chilla never tried this combo. The way chilla looks is perfect, must try and taste recipe ��

  8. Once a week I make it either for breakfast or for dinner. In North India we call it Besan Chilla and I love the addition of Dill leaves to it.. usually I add spinach, fenugreek or fresh cilantro to it.. your chilla pics look so soft and inviting..

  9. Lovely. I loved the video too. Now will pester you for tips. Anyway I like the pudla new to me but will try sans the dill.

  10. preethi'scuisine

    Healthy and delicious Pudla. Perfect for breakfast.Love the addition of dil leaves.Fantastic recipe Kalyani.

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