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Chickpea Spinach Pancake

Chickpea spinach pancake / besan cheela is a delicious and healthy breakfast/snack recipe suitable for babies over 8 months of age.
Course: Chickpea Spinach Pancake
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Hemapriya


  • Tomato finely chopped – 1 small
  • Baby spinach leaves – 4 to 5 finely chopped
  • Chickpea flour / besan - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder optional - 1/4 teaspoon


  • Take chickpea flour in a bowl. Add chopped spinach leaves and tomato to it along with black pepper powder.
  • Mix well. Add water gradually while stirring the mix to get a lump free batter, the batter should be of pancake consistency.
  • Heat a skillet or pan. Grease it with ghee. Pour 1 tablespoon of the batter on the skillet and spread a bit. Make such small pancakes with rest of the batter. Drizzle little ghee and cover cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes.
  • Flip them and cook for another 1 minute on medium flame until they are golden brown in color.
  • Remove the pan cake on a plate. Serve them immediately or cut into desired shapes before serving as a finger food.
  • These beautifully shaped pancakes can serve as finger food for your baby and are a delicious way of feeding vegetables to the baby. I have added black pepper powder to flavor the pancakes. Do not add salt to the pancakes for babies under 1 year.