Paneer Besan Ka Cheela is an amazing vegetarian breakfast dish that looks similar to as an omelette. This is a very popular and traditional Indian breakfast and evening snack that is easy to prepare. As the name of the dish says so, Cheela is a Hindi word which means pancakes made with lentils or with flour paste.
This is a very delicious and appetizing dish made with mixing finely chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, paneer pieces and carom seeds (ajwain) in a batter of besan flour (gram flour) and then pan fried on a hot griddle. Paneer makes this dish more nutritious and healthy as it is rich in calcium, protein and carbohydrate.
Besan or gram flour as well is a good source of cholesterol lowering fiber and prevents blood sugar levels from rising high after meals. This Paneer besan cheela combined with grated paneer is a healthy twist to dish rich and also satisfies your rumbling appetite and craving for more. Paneer is a versatile ingredients and kids love eating paneer is whichever way it is cooked.
Combining crumbled paneer in this paneer would tempt kids to eat more and would also have their taste buds salivating. Besan or Gram flour It is the purest form of whole chana dal and ideally used in preparing a variety of sweet and savory dishes in Indian cooking. The taste and aroma of besan flour is very simple, natural, and earthy. It has a nice nutty taste. It is always best to use fresh and moist free besan flour. Besan atta or chana atta is used in making a variety of speciality dishes and snacks. This flour is also used for stuffing and filling purposes.
Majority of Indian snacks like pakoda, bajji, fritters are made with besan flour. They are used in making of kadhis, Koftas, cutlets etc. This flour is widely used in North Indian cuisines especially Rajasthani and Gujarati cuisine. Besan or gram flour is a very versatile flour which is gluten free and extremely high in proteins.
As compared to other flours, besan is lower in carbohydrates. Besan is also rich in various nutrients including magnesium copper, folate, and manganese. It also contains iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and potassium.
Recipe of Paneer Besan Ka Cheela:
- Coriander, chopped - 1 bunch
- Green chillies, chopped - 2-3 nos
- Onion, chopped - ¼ cup
- Tomato, chopped - ¼ cup
- Pepper - ½ tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Chick pea flour - 1 cup
- Paneer (cottage cheese) - 2 tbsp
- Carom seeds - ¼ tsp
- Take a bowl, add chickpea flour, salt, pepper, tomato, onions, green chillies, coriander leaves, carom seeds and mix like a pakoda batter.
- Add grated paneer, mix well and pour the batter like dosa on the hot griddle.
- Add butter and cook on both sides.
- Sprinkle some paneer, coriander leaves, onions and pepper powder on the top.
- Serve hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
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