Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Cheela? Veg Omelette? Pancake? Whatever...

You need to fetch something to eat and you are bored with toast, instant pasta, top ramen, upma mix etc. So, how about something which my mom used to call Cheela.
1 small cup Besan (Chana Dal Powder)
1 teasp salt
half teasp Turmeric Powder
Quarter teasp Red Chilly Powder
2 tbsp sour curd

Method: Heat the besan in a dry pan. Don't let it stick. Take it out in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients with water. Don't make the batter too thin. Keep on beating it in the bowl till it becomes a bit foamy.
Now put the non-stick pan on stove on high flame. Grease it a bit with oil. Once the pan is heated, lower the flame and pour the batter in the centre of the pan. Let it form its own shape. Don't try to flatten it with spoon. Turn the pancake when you feel it is set. When it is golden brown from both sides, take it out. Enjoy it with tomato sauce or pickle or green coriander chutney.


Asha said...

Chilla I think is a Gujarati dish.We make Tomato Omelette like this in B'lore.Tastes great.Looks good Seena,enjoy.

Raaga said...

I've had this with onions, tomatoes, dhania and green chillies and it tastes yummy. The chopping of course needs a little more time :)

Raaga said...

Thanks for the inspiration to make this... we ate it for breakfast this morning/