Ever heard of North Indian Dosa? Well that is Cheela. Made exactly like Dosa but the ingredient is besan (chana dal flour). Cheela is one of the favorite dishes of HD. Mom makes it plain but here I present a version with vegetables in it.

Preparation Time – 20 mins

Servings – 4


100 gm besam (chana dal flour)

1 tomato

1 onion

1 green chilli

1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1 tsp red chilli powder

2-3 tblsp salt




Mix besan with 1 cup water and keep stirring till all the lumps are removed. Chop tomato, onion and green chilli into small pieces. Add the chopped vegetables, haldi, red chilli powder and salt. Mix with enough water to get a pouring consistency.

Heat a pan. Put 2 tblsp oil on the pan and spread it on the pan. Pour 1 cup of batter on the pan and spread it in concentric circles starting from the centre. Make a circle and try to keep the cheela as thin as possible. Cook with additional oil and flip it to cook the other side.

Serve hot with ketchup or curd.

One Response

  1. Hey, cheela is so yum !! Happy Sankranthi !! Thanks for ur sweet words !!

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