Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chickpea Crepes with Tofu Crumble/ Besan Chila

A chila is a North-Indian crepe made out of chickpea flour. You can have your chila with chutney or roll it around a stuffing like Tofu Crumble. Very simple to prepare, you can serve it for breakfast or for snacks.
Besan Chila/Chickpea Crepes
1 cup chickpea flour/besan
3/4 cup water
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste


1 cube grated cheese

  • Mix the chickpea flour with chilli powder and salt.
  • Slowly add the water, smoothen the lumps, till you get a pouring consistency.
  • Grate cheese over the tofu crumble and mix well. Keep aside.

  • Heat non- stick girdle and pour the batter, move the girdle in a circular motion, till the batter forms a circle and return to the fire.
  • After one side is cooked, flip it and cook the other side.
  • Flip over and place the stuffing in the center

  • Fold over both sides to the centre or fold one side like a Taco.
  • Serve hot.
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This recipe is a winner at the MasterChef India 2 Blogging Contest.


  1. Mmmmm....that looks very healthy & delicious. Wraps are always popular in my family.

  2. Shirley, the fillings look so yummilicious! Yet have never heard of that chickpea flour before. Maybe I should check out our local Indian store. Btw, this wholesome healthy meal simply delicious! Enjoy your day!
    Regards, Kristy
    p/s Thank you very much for your concerned! I'm feeling much better now.

  3. These crepes sound delicious and SO healthy with that extra boost of protein from the chickpeas. What a great dish!

  4. wonderful crepes!i have chickpea flour ,so,i'll have and your crepes!

  5. This is a great recipe, and by omitting the salt we can add this to our Eat to Live dietary guidelines lifestyle.

    Bon Appetite!

  6. Oh Shirley! Wow, can't wait to try this.

  7. This looks so tasty and so easy to make! are so clever and always have such creative ideas cooking up!

  8. That sounds so healthy and delicious! I love chickpeas and am up for any recipes with chickpeas. Yum!

  9. awesome job of healthy goodness your family is so lucky to be fed so healthy and delicious

  10. I'm loving these savory chickpea crepes, yum!

  11. Now that you've "taught" me how to make the sweet potato crepes, I'll have to try the Chickpea crepes with the tofu crumble. BTW: You can let Kristy of My Little Space know that Garbanzo Bean flour is the same as the chickpea flour and is available from Bob's Red Mill.

  12. This is a very healthy breakfast! I can't go into your blog when I click on your name in my my comment column. But I've done it before and there was no problem, just wondering.

  13. Beautiful dish Shirley. We don't have chickpea flour though unless I grind them.

  14. Shirley I am LOVING the chickpea crepes. I actually have a gigantic bag of chickpea flour in my pantry, I think I will give this recipe a whirl this week. I love that you make everything so healthy and delicious for your family, good eating habits are one of the most important things in life. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Healthy and nutritious. I think I will use paneer instead of tofu. Hope it will go well. Thanks Shirley!

  16. You did a beautiful job with this dish. Thanks for sharing it on My Meatless Mondays.



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