Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Besan Ka Cheela


Gram Flour (Besan) - 3 cups
Onion, chopped - 1 large
Tomato, chopped - 1 large
Coriander Leaves, chopped - 2 tbsps
Green Chillies, chopped - 1 tbsp
Carom Seeds (Ajwain) - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust depending on taste)
Coriander Powder - 3/4 tsp
Chat Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cooking Soda Powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for roasting cheela


  1. Beat gram flour with water removing all the lumps. Add enough water so that the batter is just about the pouring consistency.
  2. Add all the other ingredients except oil and mix well.
  3. On a preheated griddle, pour a laddle full of batter and spread it evenly.
  4. Cover the griddle with a little for a minute.
  5. Smear oil on top of the cheela and turn it upside down.
  6. Roast it until both sides are slightly brown and crispy.
  7. Serve hot with tomato sauce.


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