Bajre ka Cheela

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Bajra also known as pearl millet, is rich in carbohydrates and protein. It also has minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Bajra is a winter crop grown extensively in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Cheela is a Hindi word for fine pan cakes made with lentil paste or flours. This dish can be served for the breakfast or even as a brunch. I have added some vegetables in this preparation to make it healthier and tastier. This is a vaishnav and vegan dish. Try out this easy to make recipe and please do share your valuable comments. Happy cooking, Shuchi

moong cheela

(makes 16 mini cheelas)

  • Bajra flour (pearl millet flour)   1 cup
  • Salt   1 tsp
  • Green chili   2
  • Chopped coriander leaves  3 tbsp
  • Chopped bell pepper (shimla mirch/capscium) 1/2 cup
  • grated carrots 1/2 cup
  • Oil    2 tbsp for cooking

Method of preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl take bajra flour. Add salt. Add water a little by little to make a smooth paste. Whisk well.
  2. Add chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, chopped bell pepper, and grated carrot in the bajra flour paste. Mix well.
  3. Add a little more water if needed to get a smoothly running consistency.
  4. Heat the griddle. It may be easier to make cheela in a non stick griddle. Grease the griddle. Take a ladle of batter and spread it into a small ~3 inch circle. I use a 12 inch griddle and make 6 cheelas at a time.
  5. Sprinkle a little oil, and cook it from both sides.
  6. Delicious cheela is ready to serve. Serve hot cheela with chutney of your choice.
bajre ka cheela

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. Chopped onions can also be added in this preparation.

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