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Besan ka Cheela

besan cheela

Besan burfi or barfi is a premier sweet dish from the North Indian cuisine. It is very easily available in the market of various parts of North India. It can be served as desert or with any snack or savories. There are numerous methods to prepare this easy dish. Explore our recipe of Besan Burfi.


  • - 1 cup: Besan
  • - 1/2 cup: Methi leaves-finely chopped
  • - Green chillies-finely chopped to taste
  • - 1 tsp: Ajwain
  • - 1 tsp: Chilli powder
  • - 2 tsp: Salt or to taste
  • - 4 tsp: Oil for frying the cheelas
  • - 1 cup: Water


  • - Mix all the ingredients, except oil, to a thick pouring consistency, adding the water a little at a time. Leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • - Heat a tbsp or so of oil in a frying pan, then pour it off into a container.
  • - Keeping the heat high, pour some batter in the center of the pan, spreading it out a little.
  • - Lower the heat and let cook till the edges brown a little and can be lifted easily.
  • - Dribble a little oil around it, turning the pan so the oil goes under the cheela. Flip it over to cook slightly on the other side and before serving it hot with a green chutney.