Besan Chila Recipe | How to Make Besan Chila

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by raised blood sugars.  Maintaining blood sugar levels throughout is a task for all diabetics.  They need to be extra cautious about what food they eat and in what proportion.

Dals are anytime a good option as compared to grains.  In simple words, if grains are 80% sugar, dals are only 60%.  So, diabetics must try to incorporate dals wherever possible in their diet. Besan chilla or Dal chilla is one great food item prepared from dal.  Besan Chilla or dal chilla is a savory pancake recipe commonly made in India that can be had for breakfast or snacks.

But does besan have the proteins required by diabetics? 

Is besan chilla high in protein?

Besan is nothing but flour of chickpea.  It is rich in B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and manganese.  Plus it is high in protein and fiber.

Is besan good for diabetes?

Besan is high in fiber and this property helps in lowering the absorption of blood sugar which is very important in diabetes. Some people also consider besan as a superfood for Type-2 diabetic people.

Today, we are going to learn how to make besan chilla in FFD style.

Recipe Features -

This FFD style besan chilla recipe is great for diabetics as it has all the goodness of besan and dudhi or bottle gourd plus spices.

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Preparation time 5-10 min
Cooking time  5-10 min
Serving 1-2


Besan chilla recipe is as follows -


  • Besan – 1 cup

  • Grated dudhi – ½ cup

  • Green chilli paste – 1 tsp

  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

  • Ajwain – ¼ tsp

  • Jeera powder – ¼ tsp

  • Crushed Whole dhania – 2 tsp

  • Chopped Coriander – ¼ cup


  • Mix all ingredients.

  • Add enough water to make the consistency of the batter like dhokla.

  • Heat the tawa on medium flame.

  • Brush oil. 

  • Add batter (one ladle full) in the center of the tawa and spread it to form a big circle. 

  • Cover and let it cook.

  • Once it turns brown from below, turn over and cook the other side.

Any recipe that is tasty and healthy both at the same time gets more brownie points.  Dal chilla definitely earns more points on these grounds.  This dish makes a diabetics life much easy as one can start the day with no grain, besan chilla.

For more such healthy yet tasty diabetes-friendly recipes, do visit FFD's recipe section.

People have now started understanding the importance of personalized care.  FFD already knows its importance and hence they have made it a point to give Customized care.  Do enroll in our one-year IRP program and experience how customized care makes all the difference.  FFD's success number is 11,000+ people free from diabetes medicines and insulin and the number is still counting.

Looking for other healthy Diabetes-friendly Recipes? Try these:

1. Besan Thepla Recipe 


2. Mexican Wrap With Refried Beans Recipe

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