Stuffed Cheela

Stuffed Cheela

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

These stuffed cheelas are tasty as well as wholesome – make a great breakfast snack


  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups
  • Green chillies, chopped 2 tsps
  • Asafoetida ½ tsp
  • Chaat masala 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Oil as required
  • Mint chutney 1 cup
  • Large tomato, seeded and thinly sliced 1
  • Low fat cottage cheese (paneer), grated 8 tbsps
  • Green peas, boiled 4 tbsps


  • Take gram flour, green chillies, asafoetida, chaat masala and salt in a bowl and mix well together.
  • Roast cumin seeds in a small non-stick pan and add to gram flour mixture. Add sufficient water and whisk well to make a thin and smooth batter.
  • Heat a non-stick tawa and grease it with a little oil.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter on the tawa and spread it evenly to make a thin pancake. Cook, turning sides and drizzling a little oil, till both sides are evenly golden and crisp.
  • Spread some mint chutney on the cheela, sprinkle some tomato, cottage cheese and green peas. Fold into crescent shape. Make more cheela in the same way.
  • Transfer onto serving plates and serve hot with mint chutney.