How to make Besan Egg Chilla -

An omelet made with besan and stuffed with eggs.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Egg (अंडा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan Egg Chilla

Besan Egg Chilla Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Besan Egg Chilla Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Egg 8

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped 3 medium

  • Green chilli chopped 3

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Oil as required

  • Mint chutney as required


Step 1

Put the gram flour in a bowl. Add salt, red chilli powder and water, little by little, and whisk till you get a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

Step 2

Rest the batter for a while. Chop onions and green chillies finely and put in another bowl. Break the eggs and add and whisk well.

Step 3

Chop coriander leaves and add along with salt and whisk again. Heat a non stick tawa. Put a little oil on a tissue paper and rub the tawa.

Step 4

Pour a ladle full of gram flour and spread all around the tawa. Spread a little mint chutney over it. Put a little egg mixture and spread. Drizzle a little oil all around and rotate the tawa.

Step 5

When the underside becomes golden, fold into half and serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.