12th June 2021

Tomato Omlette / Besan Cheela

Tomato Omlette / Besan Cheela

Tomato Omlette / Besan Cheela / Chilla is a very easy to make snack and uses a very few ingredients. It is made with besan (gram flour). You can serve it with tomato ketchup and toasted bread or even in a sandwich. For a recipe of homemade Hot and Sweet Ketchup (click here)

Yield: 2 Pieces

Prep. Time: 5 Mins.

Cooking Time: 20 Mins.


[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Besan – ¾ cup
  • Rawa – 1 tbsp.
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 small
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – 1 small
  • Green Chilly (finely chopped) – 1 to 2
  • Ajwain – ¼ tsp. (optional)
  • Red Chilly Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Oil – as needed
  • Salt – ½ tsp.

Step 1:     Take all the ingredients except the oil in a bowl and add about 1/3 cup (80 ml) water. Mix and make a batter (it should have no lumps, like a dosa batter). Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2:     Heat a frying pan and pour a ladleful of the mixture on the center of the pan and spread outwards in a circular motion. Cook for 2 minutes on low heat. Drizzle some oil (½ tsp.) along the edges and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.

Step 3:     Next, drizzle some oil on the top (½ tsp.) and flip and cook for 5 minutes on low heat till nice and golden. Serve hot (check note below).


  • The cooking has to be done on low heat as the besan has to cook well.

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