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Cheela is a popular Indian breakfast dish made from a batter of chickpea flour, spices, and herbs. It is similar to a crepe or pancake and is usually served with chutney or pickle. It can also be served with a variety of other accompaniments such as yogurt, tamarind chutney, or even a spicy potato curry.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

1 cup

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/4 teaspoon

garam masala

1/4 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/4 teaspoon

ajwain (carom seeds)

1/4 teaspoon

baking soda

1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons

finely chopped onions

1/4 cup

finely chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup

finely chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup

finely chopped green chillies

1/4 cup

finely chopped ginger

1/4 cup



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together the besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin powder, ajwain, baking soda and salt.

Step 2:

Add enough water to make a thick batter.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4:

Add the onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the besan batter and spread it evenly in the pan.

Step 6:

Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, flipping it over once.

Step 7:

Serve hot with chutney or pickle.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 29246 users have chowed down on Cheela a whopping 50361 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, Chandigarh are the top 5 cities gobbling up Cheela like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Cheela, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Cheela is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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