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The chilling chilla recipe

Hello folks! This quarantine seems to be turning us all into budding chefs, right? From scrolling through some mouth-watering dishes on Instagram to experimenting and trying to make them with having minimum ingredients in our kitchen, this work from the home schedule is giving us much time to play with knives and spatulas isn't? Trust me or not, we all are becoming a jack of all but...No, I am not going to complete that because, who cares to be an ace, right?

Okay, so keeping this lockdown 4.0 in view, I guess some offices are about to reopen with new rules and extra health precautions. So, why don't we keep the budding chef within ourselves alive and make our very own healthy and quick breakfast recipes:

This recipe is super nutritious with a high amount of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I know how Monday morning can be so brutal when our alarm is buzzing and we keep hitting snooze and dreaming of Sunday morning! But all we need is a quick easy and wholesome breakfast which can keep us energetic throughout the day to revert all pending emails, attend hundreds of call, to tolerate your supervisor or to present yourself in a meeting.. you are all ready to go with this perfect breakfast so let's start!

Besan ka cheela

(Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes, Total time: 30 minutes)


  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)  

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 small onion finely chopped

  • 1 green chilly finely chopped

  • Some finely chopped cabbage, beans, carrot (optional)

  • ½ cup of water

  • Salt as per taste

Let's cook!

  1. Mix all the above-mentioned ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Give it a good mix to form a smooth batter.

  3. On a hot Tawa, pour the same batter with the help of a ladle and spread evenly.

  4. Pour a tsp of oil over the cheela and allow it to cook on medium flame.

  5. Flip the cheela and allow it to a crisp from both sides.

And, Tadaaaa! It's ready!!!!!

Wrap it in a silver foil, make a roll, or put it in your lunch box, it's good to go with ketchup, mayonnaise, or pickle.

A must try North Indian breakfast with a good source of protein and fiber and so quick that you won't miss your morning meetings!


By: Shagun Dubey

(July 2020)


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