How to make Besan ka Cheela
Wash the tomatoes, take out the seeds of green chilly and wash it, peel the ginger and wash it. Now grind all these vegatables in the grinder to make a paste.
Sieve the besan and take it out in a separate container. First pour 1 cup of water in the besan and make a smooth batter. Put the tomato gravy, grated cauliflower in the mixture and mix it well. Put some more water in the mixture to make a thick paste of it, suitable to make pakoras. Now add (asafoetida) hing, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt. Add chopped fresh green coriander and mix the batter for at least 2-3 minutes.Now cover the batter with a lid and leave it for 10 minutes. The batter to make cheela is now ready.
Put the non-stick pan on the stove and heat a tea spoon of oil on it to make the pan greasy. Now wipe the greased pan with a clean cloth Put the flame on medium, and pour 1 or 1-1/2 spoon the batter and spread it evenly on the pan. You can make the first cheela small in size, as there is a possibility of it getting stuck to the pan. Now pour few drops of oil at the corners of the cheela, and spread the tea spoon of oil over the cheela evenly.
Cook the Cheela till the upper layer changes its colour and the bottom layer turns golden brown in colour. Now flip it with the help of a wooden spatula, and cook it till the other side also turns golden brown in colour. Spread a napkin paper on a plate and put the cooked cheela on it. Repeat the steps with the second cheela also. Instead of keeping the second cheela over the first one, it is better to keep it separate. You can keep the other cheela over the first one after it cools down. Prepare all the Cheelas in the same manner.
Gram Flour Pancake (Besan ka Cheela) is ready to eat now. It can be served along with curd or with green coriander chutney.
Spread the batter on the pan only when it is properly heated, because if the pan is not fully heated the batter may stick to it. Cook the Cheela at a medium flame. On high flame the cheela will blacken very soon without getting properly cooked.
You can add vegetables like grated carrot, chopped spinach etc. according to your taste to the Cheela.
If you are not very fond of vegetables, then you can prepare a plain cheela of besan. Put green and red chilli according to your taste. Plain Besan Cheela is good in taste too and quick to cook.
Cooking Time: 45 minutes for 4 servings.