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cheele ki sabji

cheele ki Sabzi /Chilade ki sabzi

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: north indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 portion
Author: Rekha Kakkar


For Making Cheela

  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Gram flour/Garbanzo beans flour/Besan) :
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt :
  • to taste salt :
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder Red
  • as needed water to make a thin paste

For Gravy

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 Tomatoes medium size
  • 1 onion small chopped
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 red chilli tspskashmiri powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric Powder
  • to taste salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbs coriander leaves - chopped


For Making Cheela

  • Mix all the ingredients for making cheela except the oil, add enough water to make a normal consistency batter so that there are no lumps in the batter
  • Heat a non-stick griddle/tava or pan pour ladle full of batter and spread it in rounds with the back of a ladle in the circular motion. Keep it at least ½ inch thick.
  • Apply little oil around the corner and cook for 2 mins, flip it and cook for 2 minutes on the other side as well.
  • Likewise, make all the cheela to consume the whole batter and keep them aside till you are making gravy for it.

For Making Gravy

  • Heat ghee in the pan and add cumin seeds. When cumin starts to splutter, add chopped onion and green chilli.
  • When onion starts turning light pink or translucent add salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder along with 2 tablespoon of water.
  • Immediately add finally chopped tomatoes and cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat till they are pulpy.
  • Add about 500ml of water and let this gravy come to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • when the gravy is simmering, cut those cheela into small squares about an inch is good.
  • Now add these cut cheela pieces into the gravy and switch off the heat. Finish with a sprinkle of coriander/cilantro leaves and serve hot with your choice of flatbread or steamed rice. Either way taste soooo good.