Besan Ka Puda ( Chick Pea Flour Pancakes)

Besan ka puda is essentially a very thin, gram flour savory pancake. It’s not sweet like a traditional pancake but is a really yummy breakfast food. It is one of my kids favorite breakfasts when they are visiting their grandparents in India. This is a very typical food in Punjabi homes and can be eaten with spicy pickles, any kind of chutneys or even ketchup.

Besan ka Puda


2 cups chick pea flour

One onion finely chopped

1/2 – 3/4  cup water ( the batter should be not too thick)

¾   teaspoon coriander powder

½ cup cilantro finely chopped

½ teaspoon  turmeric powder (haldi)

Salt & chili powder to taste


  • Combine the above ingredients and mix to make a thick batter.
  • On a flat pan heat ½ t of oil.
  • Pour half a ladle of batter on to the pan.
  • Gently flatten and thin out the batter with the bottom of the ladle using a round circular motion.
  • Cook the puda for about a 2 minutes till the underside gets a few dark brown spots on it.
  • Then flip it over and cook for another minute or so till the desired crispness is reached.
  • Serve immediately with any of your favorite chutneys or ketchup.

2 thoughts on “Besan Ka Puda ( Chick Pea Flour Pancakes)

  1. This is the first recipe we have made (er, Seth has made) from your wonderful blog. It was sooooo yummy! We are excited to try out many more of your enticing recipes. 🙂

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