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Savory Besan Pancake

Savory Besan Pancake

8 ingredients vegan pancake that makes an incredible breakfast/brunch idea. So delicious and super easy to put together: Mix, Pour, Heat, Flip, Heat….and you’re done!

It’s gluten-free, and can be made oil-free (I’ve cooked it with a bit of olive oil but you can totally skip it). I experimented with Nutritional Yeast and it made everything taste so much better.

Let’s go!

Savory Besan Pancake
5 from 1 vote

Savory Besan Pancake

Quick, easy and delicious chickpea flour pancake.
Pin Recipe
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chickpea, pancake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 486kcal
Author Veganbell

Recipe Video


  • 2 cups besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 400 ml. water (1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cups bell peppers (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)


  • In a large mixing bowl, add besan + salt + pepper + turmeric powder + paprika + nutritional yeast. Mix well using a whisker.
  • Add water. Mix well until the mixture is smooth (please see the video for reference).
  • Cover the bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • *After 10 minutes* Add all the remaining ingredients: bell peppers + green chilies + green onions + cilantro.
  • Mix well using a spatula.
  • Set a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once it's hot, scoop and pour around 1/2 cup of the besan mixture and spread it evenly.
  • As bubbles start to appear, gently flip the pancake and heat the other side (around 1 minute).
  • Brush the top side with a bit of olive oil. Flip it and brush the other side. Flip again and let it heat until light brown.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining mixture. Besan pancake is ready. Serve alongside sriracha, or any hot sauce with salads on the side.


The besan mixture will end up being liquidy after a while (this is because the veggies will start releasing water). To counter this, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of besan and mix well. 


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1411mg | Potassium: 1509mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 5176IU | Vitamin C: 204mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 7mg
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If you liked this Savory Besan Pancake check out this delicious Pumpkin Chana Curry recipe we posted earlier.

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