oats chilla recipe, how to make besan oats cheela recipe

oats chilla recipe with step by step photos. quick and easy chilla recipe made with oats, gram flour, spices-herbs. chilla is a savory pancake that is made with gram flour or different lentils.

oats chilla recipe

here is another healthy oats chilla recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make. so quick and easy enough for morning breakfast. this cheela is soft and has the taste of oats in it, unlike the regular besan chilla. they taste good. you can even pack these in the tiffin box.

i make this variation of cheela at times with oats flour. for the oats flour, just grind quick cooking oats or oatmeal in a mixer-grinder and rest of the recipe is the way i make besan chilla.

few more oats recipes already posted in the blog are oats upma, oats dosa, oats idli and oats uttapam recipe.

these oats chillas can be served plain or with a side of chutney. you can also have with green chutney or coconut chutney. even sweet tamarind chutney or a tomato ketchup also goes very well.

if you are looking for more breakfast recipes then do check:

oats cheela recipe

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Course:breakfasts,snacks
Cuisine:north indian
Calories:273kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
4.91 from 10 votes
oats cheela recipe
besan oats chilla recipe - quick and easy chilla made with oats, gram flour, spices-herbs.

INGREDIENTS FOR oats cheela recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats or 70 grams quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup besan (gram flour) or 50 grams besan
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion or 30 grams onions or 1 small onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes or 50 grams tomatoes or 1 small tomato
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) or carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - chopped
  • 1 green chilli (hari mirch) - chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¾ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • oil as required

HOW TO MAKE oats cheela recipe

making oats chilla batter

  • take ½ cup quick cooking oats in a mixer or grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  • take the ground oats flour in a mixing bowl. add 1/2 cup besan.
  • now add everything except for oil and water.
  • pour about 2/3 to 3/4 cup water.
  • with a wired whisk begin to mix everything. if the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. i overall added 3/4 cup water. depending on the quality and texture of besan and oats, addition of water will be more or less.
  • whisk to a smooth flowing consistency in the batter without any lumps. break lumps if any while mixing batter.

making oats chilla

  • heat a tawa or a flat pan on a low flame. you can use an iron tawa or a non stick pan. 
  • if using iron griddle or tawa, then spread a bit of oil on the tawa. let the pan become medium hot. then take a ladle full of the batter and pour on the pan.
  • gently with the back of the ladle, begin to spread the batter. spread lightly and gently so that the cheela does not break.
  • on a low to medium flame cook the oats cheela till the top begins to look cooked. 
  • then drizzle ½ to 1 tsp oil on the chilla at the edges and all around. with a spoon spread the oil all over. skip oil if you want to prepare oil free oats chillas.
  • continue to cook till the base gets light golden. then flip.
  • now cook the other side of oats cheela.
  • cook this side till you see golden spots on the oats besan cheela.
  • fold and serve hot or warm. can also be packed in tiffin box.
  • serve oats cheelas plain or with any chutney of your choice or with tomato sauce.

RECIPE TIPS

tips for making oats cheela recipe:
  1. for small kids, skip the green chilies and red chili powder.
  2. recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  3. for rolled oats, grind in the same way. after making the batter, keep covered for 30 minutes.
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how to make besan oats cheela recipe:

1. take ½ cup quick cooking oats in a mixer or grinder.

making besan oats cheela recipe

2. grind to a fine powder. a semi fine powder is also fine.

making besan oats cheela recipe

3. take the ground oats flour in a mixing bowl.

making besan oats cheela recipe

4. add ½ cup besan.

besan for making besan oats cheela recipe

5. add ¼ tsp cumin seeds or carom seeds, ¼ tsp kashmiri red chili powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.

spices for making besan oats cheela recipe

6. next add ¼ cup finely chopped onion, ¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes, ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves, ½ tsp finely chopped ginger, ½ to ⅔ tsp finely chopped green chilies.

onions for making besan oats cheela recipe

7. season with salt as per taste.

making besan oats cheela recipe

8. pour about ⅔ to ¾ cup water.

water for making besan oats cheela recipe

9. with a wired whisk begin to mix everything. if the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. i overall added ¾ cup water. depending on the quality and texture of besan and oats, addition of water will be more or less.

batter for making besan oats cheela recipe

10. whisk to a smooth flowing consistency in the batter without any lumps. break lumps if any while mixing batter.

making oats cheela recipe

11. batter consistency can be seen in the below pic. for rolled oats, grind in the same way. after making the batter, keep covered for 30 minutes.

making oats cheela recipe

12. heat a tawa or a flat pan on a low flame. you can use an iron tawa or a non stick pan. if using iron griddle or tawa, then spread a bit of oil on the tawa. let the pan become medium hot. then take a ladle full of the batter and pour on the pan.

making oats cheela recipe

13. gently with the back of the ladle, begin to spread the batter. spread lightly and gently so that the cheela does not break.

making oats cheela recipe

14. on a low to medium flame cook the oats cheela till the top begins to look cooked.

making oats chilla recipe

15. then drizzle ½ to 1 tsp oil on the oats chilla at the edges and all around. skip oil if you want to prepare oil free chillas.

making oats chilla recipe

16. with a spoon spread the oil all over.

making oats chilla recipe

16. continue to cook till the base gets light golden.then flip.

making oats chilla recipe

17. now cook the other side.

making oats chilla recipe

18. cook this side till you see golden spots on the oats besan cheela.

making oats chilla recipe

19. fold and serve the oats chilla hot or warm. these can also be packed in tiffin box.

making oats chilla recipe

20. serve oats cheelas plain or with any chutney of your choice or with sweet tamarind chutney or coconut chutney or tomato sauce.

oats besan chilla recipe


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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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31 comments/reviews

  1. All recipes are very nice. Easy to cook and yummy… especially works for my daughter…. thanks and keep posting easy fast and yummy recipes.

  2. The first time I tried this I did not get it right.The batter was sticky and the chillas fell apart.I think the batter consistency was not right.Since then I have made it a number of times using 1/4 cup of besan and it has worked well.Sometimes I add finely chopped veggies to the batter which taste really good.4 stars

    • thanks winnie. the batter consistency will depend on the quality of besan and oats. adjustments can always be made in any recipe and nice to know that the 1/4 cup besan proportion works well for you. happy cooking.

  3. Hi..I hv tried this recipe and so many of your recipes ..all are very easy and simple to cook and ingredients which you used in you used in the recipes are easily available in the kitchen ..thnx5 stars

  4. Tried this awesome recipe with rolled oats n it was perfect.. Thanks for such lovely, yummy and healthy recipes.. Keep spreading the joy of cooking <3

  5. Hello ma’am,
    Your recipes are so easy to make and indeed easy to follow
    but this time when I tried this the chillas fell apart.
    What could have been the problem?5 stars

    • Thanks Zainab. The oats cheela batter had become very thin. Cheela Batter should be of medium consistency. you could have added some more besan (gram flour) to thicken the batter.

  6. Hi Dassana you and your recipes are really wonderful. Whenever I need to cook something different from my routine cooking I always look at your website. There are heaps of recipes beautifully explained which help in cooking excellent dishes. Thank you so much for all your effort and time. God bless you always with lots of success and happiness. Loads of love ????5 stars

  7. I want to try this recipe but i dont have the white oats that you have used in ur recipe… I have saffola masala oats..can i use the masala oats instead? Pls let me know so i can make it for my son. Love your website as i always refer your website for recipes. Thanks in advance

  8. Gm…Though having all d ingredients at home… I’m still clueless of what to cook for breakfast… Since it’s a challenge every morning. Then I simply check ur breakfast section n my tension is over 🙂 thanks so much for coming up with Simple n Effective ideas 🙂5 stars

  9. Hi….I tried out this recipe yesterday as an after school snack for my daughter, she loved it. Thanks for the recipe. I didn’t have enough of bean so I added wheat flour instead….thanks for d tasty n healthy option.

  10. Thank you for this healthy recipe ! It is a hit and has successfully replaced instant noodles at home. !!5 stars

  11. I have tried it n its just superb. Thanku so much. Looking for another easy n fast to cook recipes. 🙂

  12. I have tried the recipe and it’s wonderful. Thank u so much. Looking for another easy and fast to cook recipes. 🙂

  13. Definitely going to try this recipe. I’d like to know if we can substitute besan with any other flour.

    • in a chilla recipe, besan is always used. if using any other flour, it will be like a dosa or adai. you can use rice flour, wheat flour, millet flours. many variations are possible 🙂