Not just the usual besan chila, try this healthy besan chila (chickpea flour pancake) with a little twist – veggies, cheese and bell peppers, making it the perfect snack for the little ones!
- 1 cup besan (gram flour)
- 2 tbsp cornflour (optional)
- 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- Salt and Chilli to taste
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 sliced tomato
- 1/2 sliced capsicum and bell pepper
- 1 grated carrot (optional)
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used processed, you can use any cheese of your choice)
- Water for the batter
- Oil for roasting
Mix the besan and cornflour, add ajwain, salt, coriander powder and chilli. Add water to make a thin batter.Keep aside.
Chop onions, slice bell pepper and grate carrots. Mix them and add little salt in it. Grate cheese and keep aside.
Heat pan, make sure it is clean and dry. Pour 3-4 tbsp batter and start rolling it round like we do for dosas. Immediately add the vegetables. Press vegetables with the help of spatula. Add grated cheese. Sprinkle some oregano.
Now add oil all over the edges and let cheese melt. Roll the puda.
Let it come down to room temperature, slice and serve!
You can add vegetables of your choice, you can add finely shredded spinach, corn etc, if you don’t have much veggies, you can simply add onion and tomato.
For making puda, make sure your laddle or tawa is dry, don’t add oil before spreading batter, or it will be difficult to spread batter in a round shape.
As soon as you spread the batter, immediately add vegetables, and press it with the help of a spatula, this will help vegetables to stick to the batter.
Adding cheese will hold and stick the vegetables nicely.
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