Besan Chilla or Besan Cheela is a delicious and healthy savory Indian pancake recipe made with nutty gram flour (besan), sweet onions, tangy tomatoes, fragrant spices and herbs. Fill the batter with your favorite grated vegetables to make your meal more nutritious, and serve as a quick breakfast, brunch, or even as a late-night snack. A Chilla is a crispy, soft pancake prepared with cereal or lentil flours, millet flours or cream of wheat. Chilla are a popular snack across the North Indian states. There are some other variations of cheela that can also be made with ingredients like paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and even sweet ones made with whole wheat flour and jaggery or sugar.