Savory Tomato Onion Pancakes
A protein packed vegan and gluten free version of Indian style savory tomato onion pancake aka besan chilla is a perfect dish for healthy and filling breakfast.
There is nothing comforting delicious than a mildly spiced gram flour aka besan savory pancake or as we say Besan ka Chila. My family can never get bored of this classic and super easy protein packed breakfast and we can have it every alternate day for a filling breakfast.
I just have to tweak the recipe and skip tomatoes, onions and green chilli for my little one, otherwise, everyone loves this quick and easy savory pancakes.
As per google a 100 gm serving of gram flour gives about 22g of Protein and the best thing is it is totally Gluten free. I love adding yogurt in my besan chila but if you prefer a vegan version than skipping it and there you will have a Vegan and Gluten Free breakfast ready in few minutes.
I have another version of this Indian style Omelette and even a fancy and elaborate Paneer stuffed one along with Mushroom stuffed and super simple Socca too. Do have a look at those and enjoy a protein packed breakfast any day or every day.
Blogging Marathon#80 Week 2/Day 5
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Dish– Savoury Pancakes
Protein Source– Gram flour, Yogurt
A protein packed vegan and gluten free version of Indian style savory pancake aka besan chilla is a perfect dish for healthy and filling breakfast.
- 2 cups gram flour/chickpea flour/besan
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1 green chilli, minced
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup yougurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
In a mixing bowl sift gram flour and set aside.
Add in onion, tomatoes, green chili and coriander leaves along with salt, paprika, and garam masala.
Stir in whisked yogurt and water to make a smooth paste.
Heat a pan or griddle and drizzle with olive oil. Pour ladleful of batter and spread in round pancake.
Cook from both sides until done. Remove from pan and set aside.
Serve the pancakes with mint chutney, salad, and tea.
You may add a variety of vegetables in the pancakes.
I made a slightly thick version of the pancakes if you want you can add more water and make the pancakes thinner.