Ragi Besan Chilla !! Chillas are wholesome, healthy, very simple, and quick breakfast or meal options. Look Wise it is similar to Dosa/Uttapam. They have loads of nutrition and often a complete meal. Chilla is also known as Pudla/Poodla in west India.  Traditionally chillas are made with just flour and spices only.

My daughter and I love the Besan Chilla. So I always try different varieties of chillas with various ingredients. One of the great combinations I tried is of Ragi and Besan with loads of vegetables and few spices. This Besan Ragi Chilla is my family’s favorite breakfast recipe and always makes it at least once or twice a week.

Ragi Besan Chilla Recipe

Ragi Besan Chilla is like Indian savory crepes/Pancakes made with Gram flour and Finger millet flour. This recipe is a perfect start for the day. It is gluten-free, super filling, and delicious. It has a soft texture and delicious flavors. The vegetables which I have used here are onions, carrots, and fenugreek leaves. You can add a few ingredients like chopped capsicum, crumbled paneer, shredded beetroot, fresh spinach leaves, corn, cumin seeds, carom seeds, chopped tomato, etc. according to your taste preference.  Here is the video recipe of Besan Ragi Chilla.



Ragi is often known as Finger Millet and is one of the super grain of our Indian cuisine. It has a unique earthy flavor and super healthy nutrition-wise. Finger millet/Ragi is rich in protein, amino acids, calcium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamins, high in fiber,  Gluten-free, and contains natural fats. Therefore, it helps to strengthen our bones, prevents anemia, keeps heart healthy, treats digestive issues, boosts immunity, aids in weight loss, reduces cholesterol, reverts skin aging, and Increases Lactation. It is best for infants, lactating mothers, and ill people. Finger millet is known as Nachni in Maharashtra, Ragi in Karnataka, Mandua in Uttarakhand, Ragulu in Andhra Pradesh, and Kezhvargu in Tamilnadu.

Besan is known as Gram/Chana Dal flour. It has a low glycemic index, gluten-free, high in protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants. Hence, it aids in weight loss, cures anemia, lowers cholesterol level, improves bone density, controls Blood pressure, and blood sugar level. Besan is traditionally used extensively for its beauty and health benefits.

You can serve this Besan Ragi Pudla /Chilla with Indian tea, yogurt, green chutney, tomato chutney/ketchup, full-fat curd, or homemade pickles to add some more flavor and nutrition. Also, you can eat Besan Ragi Chilla in lunch, dinner, or evening snack. It is a great option to pack in lunchboxes for your kids. You can also take this chilla in your office tiffin box on days where you did not have enough time to prepare complete meals.

Did you find this recipe interesting? Then do give it a try. I am sure you will love it and add it to your breakfast menu. Also, let me know if you did any variations in this recipe, I always love to hear from you. If you like this Ragi Besan Chilla recipe, then please like and share it with your friends and family. Please do not forget to follow me on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to catch my latest update.

You can also check my other healthy chillas recipes :

Green moong dal chilla

Besan Lauki Chilla

Oats Onion Uttapam

Rava Uttapam

Here is the Recipe of the Ragi Besan Chilla !!

Ragi Besan Chilla | Ragi Besan Chilla Recipe
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A wholesome healthy and very simple and quick breakfast option. Not only that, this chilla is high on nutrition and often is a complete meal.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-6 chilla
  • Ragi flour – ⅓ cup
  • Besan – ⅓ cup
  • Onion – 1 fine chopped
  • Carrot – 1 grated
  • Methi leaves – ½ cup chopped
  • Ginger garlic chilli paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tsp
  • Salt according to taste
  • Curd – ¼ cup
  • Water – ⅓ cup
  • Oil for roasting
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. In a mixing bowl, add ragi and besan flour.
  2. Add all vegetables of your choice.
  3. Add ginger garlic chili paste.
  4. Add all dry spices and salt.
  5. Add sesame seeds.
  6. Add curd. Add water mix well.
  7. Keep it aside for 30 min. ( optional )
  8. Spread a scoop of better evenly on hot non-stick tawa.
  9. Spread some oil.
  10. Cover and cook. Flip when cooked.
  11. Again cover and cook till done. Same way prepare all chilla.
  12. Serve hot Ragi Besan Chilla with green chutney.