Friday, October 31, 2014

Bajre Ki Cheela

Hello friends, Diwali kept me quite busy before, during and even after the festival and with the result, blogging took a back seat. All said and done, we had a wonderful time. I hope you all had a nice Diwali too.

After all the sweets and savoury items that we devoured, I thought its time to eat healthy stuff and one such item that I came across is the Bajre Ki Cheela. I had jotted down this recipe from a TV cookery show. It seemed easy and healthy so tried it for the evening snack. I am glad to say it turned out quite well. And according to my opinion, it tastes best with a dollop of white home-made butter.

Bajra also known as Pearl millet is loaded with nutrients and has enormous health benefits.

Bajre Ki Cheela - A healthy snack/breakfast dish


Bajra flour 1 cup
Salt As per taste
Coconut gratings 1 tbsp
Green chilies (chopped) 1
Coriander leaves (chopped) 1 tbsp
Curds 3 Tbsps
Oil For shallow frying

  1. In a bowl add bajra flour, salt, coconut gratings, green chilies and chopped coriander leaves.
  2. Mix well
  3. Finally add curds and blend in to form a thick batter.
  4. Take a ladle full of the prepared batter and spread it thickly on a heated skillet/ non-stick pan like a dosa - frying on either sides with a little oil on the edges of the dosa.
  5. Remove and serve hot.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 3-4mins for each cheela
Makes : 5-6 cheelas depending upon the size

  • The batter does not spread thinly so do not even try it. Once the pan/skillet is heated, keep the flame low.
  • Make small dosas the size of Rawa (semolina) Bhakri or a pancake.
  • If your skillet or griddle is large, you can easily make three or four at a time.
  • For more info on Bajra or Pearl millet health benefits, see here :


  1. Lovely spicy version of bajre. Would love to try sometime in the future.

  2. These bajra pancakes look so delicious.

  3. Healthy bajre ki cheela ..looks great...and yum...

  4. Delicious cheela, healthy and very nice.

  5. Very healthy and lovely recipe shobha akka :)

  6. Healthy pancakes,thanks for sharing

  7. sounds pretty exciting and interesting. Great recipe:)Lovely pictures:)

  8. Very healthy and yummy cheela..

  9. A new & interesting cheela...................must try recipe.

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  11. So delicious and healthy! Its a clever way to incorporate other grains in one's diet.