BESAN CHEELA

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Hello there. You may be wondering where am I these days. Well I am very much here. But no matter how deeply I want to dedicate time for my blog I am unable to find time between all the chores and duties of the day. So I am like headless chicken running around completing one task after another. Many changes coming in, many discussions happening and many things moving. But cooking can never take a back seat, can it?

So if you are already following me on Instagram then you will know that I am posting delicious pictures of dishes almost on a daily basis.

2Today’s recipe is Besan cheela. It is a very famous dish from northern India. It is another and instant version of dosa. Made from gram flour and veggies this is a healthy breakfast or snacking option. Gram flour is a staple grocery item in every household in north India. It is used in so many ways. It is healthy and fills up your stomach.

3INGREDIENTS:

Besan/kadala Maav – 1 cup

Finely Chopped onion – 1/2 cup

Finely Chopped Tomato – 1/4 cup

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chilly Powder – 1 tsp (or you can replace with chopped chilly)

Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp

Asafoetida powder – a pinch

Coriander leaves – 2 tblspn

Soda – a pinch

Oil for pan frying

Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a bowl sift in besan.
  2. Add chopped onions, tomato, coriander leaves, chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  3. Pour in water little by little to make a thick dosa like batter.
  4. Add in soda.
  5. Heat a non-stick griddle or tawa.
  6. Grease with some drops of oil.
  7. Pour a ladle full of the batter and spread lightly.
  8. Flip when holes start appearing on top.
  9. Once both sides are cooked remove the cheela on a plate.

Serve hot with chutney. I served it with my amla murabba.

Till next time eat healthy and stay happy. 1

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