Savoury Chick Pea flour Crepes/pancakes

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 Spiced pancakes made with Chickpea flour along with fragrant flavours of fresh coriander, leaves, green chillies and ginger

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These savoury crepes are a childhood memory often made as a breakfast or a quick snack. Also known as besan pooras or besan cheelas, it is a versatile crowd pleaser recipe very popular in Northern India. High in protein and fibre, makes it a healthy option, ideal for Vegans and Gluten-free diets too. It is a quick and easy to follow recipe, that can be used to make pancake or crepes depending on the consistency of the mix you choose.


  • Chick Pea Flour (Besan) – 100 gm
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Green chilli – 1 small
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves – ¼ hand full
  • Ginger powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1¼ tsp or to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder – optional to taste
  • Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp
  • Water – As required for any other pancake or crepe mix consistency
  • Vegetable Oil as required


  • Peel and chop onion and green chilli in very fine pieces.
  • Chop coriander finely.
  • Mix all dry ingredients and stir well.
  • Add water a little at a time and whisk well to get a smooth batter to the consistency of any other crepes batter. You could add or omit some water if the batter is too thick or thin.
  • Let the mix rest for about an hour.


  • Heat the griddle or a frying pan on medium heat.
  • Brush it with few drops of oil.
  • Pour a ladle of mix on hot griddle or frying pan and spread it thin or thick depending on whether you are intending to make pancakes or crepes.
  • Drizzle a few drops of oil around the edges and on the crepe itself.
  • Continue to cook until the edges start to look golden.
  • Flip it over and cook for another minute.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

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