Thursday 30 May 2019

Recipe 82: Basic Cheela

My husband Ajit's favourite breakfast item is cheela. And he makes them often for the whole family.

Cheela can be made simple with just onions and green chillies or you can add many vegetables.

Either way, cheela is an awesome and nutritious dish that goes very well with tea.


  1. 1 medium onion
  2. 4-5 green chillies
  3. 1/2 cup suji/semolina
  4. 1/2 cup rice powder
  5. 1/4 cup besan/chickpea flour
  6. 2 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander leaves
  7. 2 tsp. red chilly powder
  8. 1 tsp. haldi/turmeric powder
  9. salt to taste
  10. vegetable oil for cooking


Chop onions and green chillies finely.
In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and make a pourable consistency batter with water.
Rest the batter for 1-2 hours.
Now heat a non-stick pan and add 1 tbsp. of oil.
Pour 1-2 ladle full of the cheela batter.
Wait for tiny bubbles to form.
Add 1 tsp. oil on top of the semi-cooked cheela.
Flip after 1 minute.
Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup and tea.

Aneeta Paul
I am social, goal-oriented and fun loving person.
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Professionally, I have been into teaching for several years. But lifestyle demanded a change and I am loving the desk job. Currently, I am recruiter in an MNC.


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