Lauki Ke Cheele

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Lauki ke Cheele (pancakes of bottle gourd) – This is a very delicious dish. I have taken two lentils ; moong dal and gram (chana ) dal for this recipe , if you want you can take only moong dal. Lauki (bottle gourd) is one of the lightest vegetable and lentil and veggie combination makes a very delicious dish. Try out this recipe and please do not forget to write your comments….

moong cheela

Ingredients
(makes 8)

lentils for cheela

  • Monng dal  ½ cups
  • Gram lentils(chana dal)½ cups
  • Squash (lauki) 1½ cups, grated
  • Salt    1 tsp
  • Green chili 2-3
  • Chaat masala½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp chopped
  • Oil  2 tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Clean,wash and soak the moong dal and gram dal (chana dal) for around 4-5 hours in 2 ½ cups of water.
  2. Remove the stem, wash and finely chop the green chilies.
  3. Make a fine paste of soaked moong dal in the grinder.
lentils with Squash

  1. Add salt, chaat masala, grated bottle gourd (lauki),and chopped coriander leaves and chilies.
lentils with Squash
  1. Heat the griddle (flat tawa). Clean the griddle with wet cloth. Now take half bowl of dal paste in a bowl or use a ladle. Spread it into a circle of about 7 inch diameter like following picture .
lauki cheela
  1. Sprinkle a little oil, and cook it from both sides.Takes about 2-3 minutes to cook a cheela.
lauki cheela after turning the side

Serve hot-delicious cheela with chutney of your choice or with tomato ketchup.

Tip

Lauki cheela's will not be as thin as the plain cheelas are, because it has filling in it.

Some more lauki/ bottle gourd recipes