Monday, 18 February 2013

Besan Ka Cheela

Besan Ka Cheela

Quantities will vary depending upon your taste , what I have written here are mere indications , please tweak to taste . Golden rule is you want a batter that is smooth , no lumps , and like in the case of pancakes / dosas , of pouring consistency .

1 Cup Besan
2 tablespoons Chopped Onions.
1 Teaspoon Chopped green Chilies ( adjust )
2 Tablespoons Chopped Green Coriander.
1/4 Teaspoon Carom Seeds /Ajwain ( optional , I avoid ).
2/3d Cup Water ( adjust )

Mix all the above , no lumps should remain . Leave covered for about 15-20 minutes , makes a difference to rest the batter as the besan absorbs the water nicely . You may need to add more water just before making the cheelas/pancakes.

Heat a non stick tawa / frying pan, grease the surface with 1/2 teaspoon oil , spread with a tissue.. on medium hot pan spoon batter rotate pan and spread evenly . Lower heat , cover pan . 3-4 minutes later drizle oil on the surface of the cheela/pancake ( I avoid ) , flip cheela , cover and cook 2 minutes .

Oil makes them crisp and tasty no doubt , so what I do is I have one oil free and the other then I eat with oil , guilt free !

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