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Oats are the easily the choice for breakfast these days but I am not someone who can have overnight oats or oats with milk for all days in the morning. I need variations in it and thus came up with this carb-protein perfectly balanced breakfast option called – Oats and Besan Chila. Chila is a common dish in North India made from Besan/Gram flour, but adding oats makes it carb rich.

Oats is among the healthiest grains on earth like the millets and are gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Most of the rolled oats available today in the market are not 100% gluten-free but please do check the label well before purchasing the same. Oats is good for weight loss, to control blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Ingredients for 4 chila:

  • Gram Flour – half cup
  • Oats Flour (grind the rolled oats to a fine flour) – half cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cup of mixed veggies chopped finely – Capsicum, onion, chilli, tomatoes, coriander
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2 teaspoon of oil
  • Grated Cheese of any variety (optional)


  • I mixed both flour with little water initially to avoid getting lumps.
  • Once the mix was smooth added the veggies and seasoned it with some salt and turmeric just for color. Because gram flour is tough to be digested, added a pinch of asafoetida (hing) to this.
  • On a non-stick pan added this batter like a dosa and grated some cheese on top.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup

Happy Cooking!

#100healthybreakfasts by Paulami

Oats and Besan Chila


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