A Complete Vegan Meal

No added oil or sugar. This is a perfect whole foods, plant-based ( #wfpd ), vegan meal.

A perfect meal for those who want to put minimal efforts into cooking and get maximum health benefits. This is my go-to-meal when nothing is planned. It has all the essential nutrients. This complete meal is made without oil & sugar.

Besan Chilla is very popular in Indian households. It is now popular in rest of the world as “Vegan Omelette”. Whisking water with chickpea flour/besan creates a perfect fluffy chilla or omelette. It just breaks my heart when I see people making vegan omelettes from “JUST” bottles🤦‍♀️. I hope after trying this recipe you will never have to buy Just premix.

I always make sure that my plate has all essential food groups i.e. grains/legumes, colorful vegetables and a good source of fat. There are a few essentials that I have everyday in my meal- beetroots and avocado. I eat them as a side or incorporate into recipes. In this recipe I haven’t added any visible fat.

This is a balanced meal that can be made by people with minimal cooking skills. Chilla can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This recipe yields 2 chilla.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot, Grated
  • 1 Tbsp Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (or as per taste)
  • 1 Pinch Cumin
  • 1 Pinch Red Chili Powder or 1/4 tsp green, chili finely chopped

Directions

  1. In a bowl, take chickpea flour. Add water slowly to make a smooth paste. Gradually add rest of the water. Please do not add more water. Whisk until its slightly foamy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. And mix well. Let it rest for 2-3 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare your salad or take a nap :p
  4. Heat a non-stick pan. Once its hot. reduce the flame or power to low to medium heat.
  5. Mix the resting batter. Make sure the heat is on low to medium flame. With help of a ladle pour half of the chilla mix on to hot pan. Spread it quickly if you like it thin. It wont be super thin because of the veggies.
  6. After 1 min flip to the other side and cook for another 1 min.
  7. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of pan and thickness of chilla.
  8. Serve hot. Enjoy with side of salad and half a avocado.
  9. You can also have it with Cilantro Mint Chutney.

Tips:

  1. You can add any veggies you like.

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