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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Semolina Cheela (reposted)

Hi friends,
This was my original post (Chilla) 5 months ago on 20/08/09. Those days all I used to do was to post the recipes and leave it like that. As Jaya rightly said, the initial posts are very close to the heart and you really feel sad if you do not receive the  desired response. During that time I had no blogging friends. My new year resolution was not only to post more recipes but also to learn from my fellow bloggers, the art of creative posting and making more of this interactive medium. So here I'm reposting Semolina Cheela and eager to see all my new friend's comments and reactions. Sending this to Jaya for her event "The repost event and another set of rules"

Semolina cheela is very easy to make. You can make it in a very short time and the best part is that, it can be made with very little oil. It is one of the best breakfast items. I'm reposting this particular preparation with few changes. On seeing my son liking cheela very much, my mother suggested that I add finely chopped vegetables to make it more nutritious. By following her advice I did the same and to my astonishment my son enjoyed the new version of cheela.

Serves: 4, Preparation time: 25 minutes

2 cups fine Sooji (semolina)
1.5 cup fresh Curd
1 cup Maida
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Carrot (grated)
50 gms Paneer (cottage cheese)
1 green chilly finely chopped
7 Curry leaves (curry patta) finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves

Refined oil
Salt, Black pepper and Red chilli powder as per taste

In a bowl mix semolina, maida and curd to make a batter and let it sit for 20 minutes. I have grated all the vegetables here to make it more children friendly. If required add water because by now the mixture would have thickened. The consistency should be such it is spreadable.Heat a non stick pan, sprinkle water and let the steam evaporate. Once the pan is hot add a dash of butter to the pan. Now spread the batter in an evenly round shape in the pan. Don't flip untill the bottom is dry and cooked. Now spread a spoon of oil on the outer circle of the batter so that the oil seeps in to the lower side of the pancake. Now flip the pancake and cook for another few minutes. Serve the pancake with tomato ketchup or chutney.


  1. This is mouthwatering !! You are so lucky to know so many recipes...Great..

  2. And yes i am now your Diamond Follower 50th !! So i need something spicy in next post,,:)

  3. delicious cheela with a nice click.

  4. Hi Deepa, Very healthy Cheela. I am glad you posted it again.
    Drop by sometimes.

  5. looks so tempting..great to have it in a rainy evening:)

  6. looks yummy and tempting chilla...i make very similar way as well...

  7. these chilla's look really delicious...I make them quite often:)

  8. Chilla looks very tasty....nice tempting clicks :)

  9. Gorgeous and very unique recipe. Looks yummy.

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Your food looks awesome. This Cheela remind me of a Japanese savory pancake. This looks so good. I can eat them any time of the day!

  11. Deepa,

    Nice cheela, it good as any time snack. I will try to make later

  12. Aww.. Thats a wonderful brunch menu for a lazy sunday!! Sounds too delicious..

  13. Thank you so much for sweet comment on my blog! m really glad to discover your blog! loved ur collection of homely recipes..This chilla looks so delicious! gonna follow u..Happy blogging!

  14. This name is new to me...and sure it sounds nutritious and kids friendly..You have a creative space here :-)

  15. deepa this is new to me.looks yummy. there is an award waiting for you in my blog, i have posted with raw plaintain fry. Please accept it and post it in ur blog dear...:)

  16. This is crispy and tempting. Nice click

  17. semilona cheela looks yummy...
    Thanks for visiting and dropping a comment on my blog....I am following u too...

  18. plz collect award from my blog...

  19. This is new to me and looks so tempting.

  20. Looks great!!!
    Plz do collect ur award from my blog :)..
    Happy Valentines day !!!!

  21. Nice blog but a request. This small font with dark background is not very user freidnly. Also have you purposely not kept the copy option available? strange.

  22. Dear Anonymous,
    Thanks for your comment. and regarding your request I will definitely try to work on it soon. But can you please tell me what did you mean by copy option???? I think you have missed the small icon beneath the Live Traffic Feed box.


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