oats besan cheela

Oats Besan Cheela

Oats Besan Cheela makes a great breakfast option. Vegan and gluten free, it’s full of fiber and helps you lose weight. The best part is that it tastes amazing.

A few ingredients make up Oats Besan Cheela recipe, such as oats, chickpea flour (besan), and seasonal vegetables that add freshness to its taste.

Served with hot tea or as a snack, oats Cheela is best eaten with green chutney or tomato sauce. 

Read on to explore the steps.


Oats Besan cheela can usually be made with basic kitchen staples.

Oats: A traditional Oats Besan cheela is made from traditional oats, which are the primary ingredient of this dish. This recipe calls for oat flour; various ready-made oats flours are available in supermarkets. My preferred method of preparing oats is to buy traditional oats, blend them dry in a blender, and keep them airtight. On a busy morning, keeping a large supply of oat flour on hand is advisable to prepare this healthy breakfast quickly.The oats also need to be soaked for 15 minutes before cooking. Do mention that.

Besan/Chickpea flour: Almost every Indian kitchen contains besan. In northern India, besan Cheelas are popular breakfast items made from chickpea flour. The healthier oats Cheela is derived from besan Cheela, which has grown exponentially in popularity recently. Adding a pinch of besan to the batter facilitates the binding of it and maintains the shape of the oats squeal, and adds an extra dose of protein to your meal.

Veggies: Adding vegetables to the oats Cheela increases the fibre content. As well as adding colours to the food, vegetables have a crunch that makes them more appealing. There are several vegetables that I frequently use to add that special kick to my food. Still, my favourites are grated carrots, finely chopped onions, cabbage, spinach, finely chopped green beans, and occasionally a small piece of green chilli to add an extra edge to the dish. Finely chopping vegetables is necessary for proper cooking.

Herbs: The aroma of coriander leaves is one of my favourite flavours to add to my oats Cheela batter. If you do not like it, you may omit it from the batter or replace it with any other herb you choose.

Onions: Often, I make my Cheela only with onion, as I love the taste of onion in it.

Green chilli – Spices up the dish with an extra kick of flavour.

Ginger: Suppresses the smell of oats and is also effective in aiding digestion during the process.

Spice powders: Roasted cumin powder, a spice powder made from chilli peppers, adds flavour and helps the digestion of dishes. Turmeric and pepper are both known for their health benefits.

Step-By-Step Instructions to make a Perfect Oats Besan Cheela

Let’s look at the step-by-step recipe:

1. Put the oats in the bowl and soak them in water.

a bowl in hand and taking oats, depending on the number of people who will be eating it. Once you have taken the oats, soak them in the water and rinse them. Make sure to soak the oats in the water for up to 15 minutes.

2. Add the besan and transfer it to the mixer.

Now it’s time to prepare with the besan, water, chilli, and a mixer. transfer the Cheela with a blend of besan, Ginger, chilli, and a cup of water to the mixer. Stir it well until the batter is smooth and consistent.

3. Add your favourite veggie and spices to give a mesmerizing taste.

Add the favourite range of veggie items to the batter, including carrots, Onion, Cabbage, Capsicum, Spinach, and Coriander leaves. The vegetables should be finely chopped or grated.

Add some spices, including black pepper powder, Carrom seeds (Ajwain), cumin powder, red chilly powder, and turmeric. Adding all these veggies and spices is optional, depending on your taste and requirements.

4. Mix it well

Once you are done adding all the required veggies and spices, it’s time to start mixing it well (I’ve used the spoon to mix it. You can even use a wire whisk to mix it). Make sure to mix it with a light hand. Now it’s time to add some salt to it, 

Continue to mix the batter. You will notice that it becomes thicker over time. Therefore, it is necessary to add some water to it. I added about 1/2 cup of water to blend it all together. It can be up to a little more, depending on the flour brand.

Ultimately, you should be able to pour the batter with reasonable consistency. There should be no runny substance present, and it shouldn’t be too thick or too thin.

Making of the Cheela

1. Heat the pan

Heat a tawa on the stove and smear it with a bit of oil. Avoid overheating the pan put the flame on a low level and pour the batter of the oats Cheela onto the flame. Let the dough spread slightly. As you use more batter, you can make smaller or larger squeals.

2. Put some oil/ghee around the cheela

Pour some oil around and in the centre of the Cheela. Then put a lid on it and let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

3. Continue to cook 

With a spatula, flip the Cheela carefully once one side has been cooked, and then continue cooking the other. Once again, cover the pot and simmer it on low heat for a few minutes. Turn it over and continue cooking until it becomes brown.

You will notice the softness. So finally, the Cheela is ready to eat. Served with a perfect green chutney, the mouthwatering Oats Besan cheela will have you trying out something new and exciting.

If you wish to make other pieces of Cheela, you can follow the same procedure until all of the batters have been used up to begin making new ones.

oats besan cheela

Let’s dive in and take a look at the recipe:

Preparation time – 20 minutes

Cook time – 30 minutes

Serves – 2


  • 1 cup traditional oats
  • 1 cup chickpea flour/besan
  • 1-2 green chillies (basis how spicy you want it)
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup water to blend it all together
  • 1 tsp carrom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 cup water for the consistency (or add as required)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup grated cabbage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped capsicum
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 


  1. Soak the oats in water for 15 minutes. Drain the water out, rinse the pats well and set aside.
  2. Transfer the soaked oats into a blender. Add chillies, ginger, besan or chickpea flour and water and blend it all to a smooth batter.
  3. Transfer the batter to a large bowl. Add in all the finely chopped vegetables – grated carrot, grated cabbage, finely chopped onion and capsicum, finely chopped spinach, finely chopped coriander leaves.
  4. Add carrom seeds, black pepper powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  5. Give it all a good mix.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Pour in some more water as needed to adjust the consistency. Your batter is ready.
  8. Heat a skillet or a non stick tawa with some oil or ghee. Pour two ladles full of the batter and spread out evenly. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes on medium to low flame.
  9. Flip over once the bottom side is cooked. And cook the other side in the same way.
  10. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup. 

I hope you find this recipe helpful. Oats Besan Cheela is the perfect thing to have any time of the day. Every time you eat it, you will get amazed by its great taste. It isn’t easy and quick to make the Oats Besan cheela. So for what you are waiting for, get ready with all the ingredients and start making one for your family.

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Happy cooking!

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