Gluten- Free Besan Flour PanCake (Dosa) Recipe

Besan flour is nothing but chickpea flour. It is naturally higher in protein than wheat-based flours. It also stands above wheat flour in protein and folate content. One-half cup contains 10 grams of protein, compared to 8 grams in whole-grain wheat flour and just 6 grams in white flour. One-half cup of besan flour has 178 calories and 3 grams of total fat. also offer a good array of vitamins and minerals. Studies say that besan flour helps in reducing body inflammation and is also a good support for glowing skin – it is good facial mask. Besan flour does not contain gluten, so it makes a good substitute for wheat flour in gluten-free diets.

Try this simple and easy to make dosa (pancake) recipe at home for evening snack.


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • Chopped ginger: 1 inch
  • Water 1/2 to 1 cup
  • Asafetida – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder – one tsp
  • Baking soda: 2 pinches
  • Green chilli (chopped) 2
  • Onion medium size – 1
  • Tomato medium size -1
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves chopped
  • Coconut milk – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for drizzling


  1. To make the batter, remove the lumps from  chickpea flour.
  2. To flour add asafetida, turmeric powder, baking soda, onion, tomato, green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt. Mix well.
  3. If you are using coconut milk then, add coconut milk and water then mix well again. Do not make very thin batter.
  4. When the dosa tava is hot enough, pour a half cup of batter on tava and using a ladle spread evenly into a round pancake shape.
  5. Drizzle oil along the edges of the pancake and cook for 2-3 minutes, on medium heat till the bottom is golden brown. Tilt and cook other side of the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot along with coconut or green chutney.

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: July 13, 2022

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