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Oats Besan Chilla

 Published 2018-Jun-22   Updated 2018-Jun-22

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Instant Oats Dosa, Oats Cheela, Savoury Oats Pancakes, Vegan Omelette)

Oats and Besan Chilla is a quick and healthy breakfast option that tastes sumptious. The main ingredients are oats and chickpea flour (besan) which is mixed with some fresh vegetables and spices. A thick batter is prepared and then savoury pancakes are made.

The ingredients when cooked togethar gives a pleasant aroma. These savoury pancakes are made thick and tastes almost like omelettes. It is a perfect option for vegans who want to make No-egg Omelette for their sandwich or for breakfast. Oats itself is quite healthy. The chickpea flour adds the pretein factor to the chilla and the addition of veggies makes it a complete meal. I have added spinach today but I also add dill leaves, mushrooms, carrots, capsicum etc. depending on what I have on hand,

Oats Chilla or Oats Cheela can be served without any side since it is quite flavourful on its own. Sometimes I just serve it with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney. Overall its a great dish for people who are on diet or just for anyone who wants to eat healthy.

Recipe for Oats Besan Chilla

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3


  • Oats – 3/4 cup
  • Besan –1/2 cup
  • Finely Chopped Spinach (or Grated Carrots or Chopped Mushrooms) 1/2 cup
  • Onion (chopped)– 1/4 cup
  • Green Chili (chopped) – 1
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – as needed
  • Oil – for roasting


  1. Mix the oats, besan, chopped spinach, onion, green chili, cilantro, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala in a bowl.
  2. Add water gradually while mixing till it forms a thick batter.
  3. Heat a griddle or dosa pan. Smear some oil on the pan and pour a ladle full of batter.
  4. Spread the batter evenly. Let it cook for couple of minute until one side is cooked. I usually close with a lid to cook it faster.
  5. Flip and cook the other side also. Chillas will become slightly crisp with a few brown spots. Remove it using a spatula and serve hot.

Detailed Steps to make Oats Besan Chilla

  1. Take all the ingredients for making the chilla. You can take increase the quantity of oats or besan depending on your personal preference. Also the vegetable can be changed.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  2. Mix the oats, besan, chopped spinach, onion, green chili, cilantro, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala in a bowl.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  3. Add water little by little and keep mixing to make a batter that you can pour but thick enough. See that there are no lumps. Let the batter rest for couple of minutes while the pan gets heated.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  4. Pre-heat a griddle or dosa kal on medium heat. Smear some oil and pour a ladle full of batter. Spread it slightly to form a thick pancake.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  5. If needed drizzle some oil on top. Cook till some brown spots appear at the bottom. Cover with a lid to speed up the cooking.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  6. Flip the chilla with a spatula. Cook the other side too.

    Oats Chilla Steps

  7. Once the chillas are cooked with brown spots, transfer it carefully to a serving plate.

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Comments (2)

Person   ()
This is a fascinating mix of ingredients! I was searching google if someone ever combined these 2 ingredients (besan and oats) together before. I was interested in baking cookies. How do people feel about the combination of oats, which are somewhat bland, with besan which readily takes spicing and is somewhat umami when salted.? I was planning on mixing besan flour oat flour and ajwain with a dash of salt
Person   ()
Hi, Thank you so much for your comments.
Besan tastes really good when we add flavours to it. However, it needs to be properly cooked to get rid of its raw taste.

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