Savoury Chickpea Pancake (2 Recipes) | Besan Dosa

Are you looking for healthy breakfast ideas? Today we’re going to share with you a very easy recipe, which is also gluten-free, oil-free and vegan: chickpea pancake. It can be made only with 2 ingredients! We share with you a recipe with a twist as well, just the way we cook it in our family, and we like flavourful dishes. We will add 4 spices and some delicious surprise fillings. This healthy breakfast idea is inspired by Indian recipe of besan dosa (besan cheela) and is often referred to as vegan omelette.

Basic ingredients (2 portions):

  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan / gram flour)
  • 2 – 2 1/2 cups water
  • salt

Optional ingredients:

  • 1/2 onion, chopped very finely
  • finely chopped fresh parsley, basil, dill or any other herbs that you like
  • 1/2 spoon grated ginger
  • spices, ½ tsp each: cumin, coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli powder
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2-3 chopped tomatoes

Method (simple version):

Step 1. Mix the chickpea flour with salt and water, you can use a whisker or a blender for that. Make sure the mixture is perfectly smooth, like a pancake batter Step 2. Cook on a medium flame on both sides, like a large thin pancake!

Method (our version):

Step 1. Take the chickpea flour, add the spices, salt and grated ginger. Add twice amount of water or even a little bit more. Mix the ingredients together nicely, you can use a whisker or a blender for that.

Step 2. Cook on a medium flame like a large thin pancake on both sides (or omelette).

Step 3. After cooking the pancake on both sides, add the filling (grated carrot, chopped tomatoes and finely chopped fresh parsley in our version) and fold the chickpea pancake in half. You can serve this pancake with any savoury spread, sauce, chutney our pickle you like! We also like to eat it with tomato chutney (you can find the recipe here). Our filling is just a suggestion – you can put inside anything you want and use it as the way to eat more veggies and herbs! Try this chickpea pancake recipe and let us know how it came out – don’t forget to add #bellyfishbreakfast hashtag, so that we can find your creations and share them!

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