Oats besan chilla recipe – How to make oats besan cheela recipe – healthy recipes

Chilla or cheela is a simple pancake made with chickpea flour (besan) and spices. They can be served with tea or a green chutney or tomato sauce.  You can add finely chopped vegetables like carrot, green capsicum or corn to make it more nutritious.  You can also add greens like spinach or methi leaves.

Oats are healthy cereals and has got lot of health benefits.  They are rich in fibre and therefore gives a feeling of fullness and keeps hunger pangs at bay for a long time, which is very helpful for weight loss.  Variety of dishes can be made with oats, but this oats recipe is a quick recipe which can be made in less than 30 minutes.

In this recipe, I have added oats to make chilla and make it a more wholesome and filling meal or snack.   This recipe just needs some basic ingredients which is easily available in the kitchen.  Oats cheela can be served with any side dish or as it is.  It is quite flavourful on its own.  Do give a try to this instant and tasty breakfast dish with the fibre rich oats, protein rich besan and spices.

Prep Time : 10  mins

Cook Time : 15 mins

Yield:  8 cheelas

Indian cuisine


Oats – 2 cups

Besan or gram flour – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Ajwain or carom seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

A pinch of asafoetida or hing

Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)

Carrot – 1/4 cup (finely grated) (optional)

Green capsicum – 1/4 cup (finely chopped) (optional)

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Grated or finely chopped ginger – 1 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Oil for making cheelas

Salt to taste


Grind the oats to a fine powder in a mixer grinder.  Keep it aside

Take a mixing bowl and add the ground oats.  Then add besan, ajwain, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.  Mix everything well.

Add water little by little to make a smooth lump free batter.

Now add chopped onion, tomato, grated carrot, chopped green capsicum, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves. Add little more water.  Mix everything well to form a thick flowing consistency chilla batter.

Heat a pan or tawa on medium flame.  Smear little oil on the surface of the pan.

Pour a ladleful of batter onto the hot tawa and spread gently to form a circle.  Pour oil on the sides of the chilla.  Cook on medium flame for a minute.

Then flip and cook the other side of the chilla.   Healthy and delicious oats chilla is ready to be served.  Serve with  tomato ketchup or coriander chutney as desired.


Adding veggies is optional, but veggies gives a good flavour and makes the dish healthy.

Oats cheela tastes great when served hot.

You can use any variety of oats.

Ensure to grind the oats to a fine powder.

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