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Besan ka Cheela

Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpea flour(besan)
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
4-5 green chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder (cayenne pepper)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Finely chopped cilantro leaves as required
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method:

Put all the ingredients except oil in a big mixing bowl.
Add small quantities of water to make a smooth batter, so that there are no lumps in it. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a non-stick griddle on medium heat and grease it with oil.
Pour a laddle of batter in the middle of the pan and spread it evenly like an omelette (or a crepe or dosa).
Pour 1 tsp of oil around the corners of the pancake and cover it with a lid for a minute.
Remove the lid, put some more oil on the top & flip the pancake over.Cook for another for 2-3 minutes
Press the pancake lightly with a spatula all around so that it cooks evenly and turns golden brown and crispy.
Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes hot with ketchup or chutney.

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