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Besan Ke Cheele Ka Raita - Chickpea Pancake Yogurt

In this Rajasthani Besan Ke Cheele Ka Raita chickpea flour pancakes are dunked into chilled spiced yogurt base and tempered with cumin seeds and asafetida.

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Besan Ke Cheele Ka Raita - Chickpea Pancake Yogurt

Prep Time = 1 hour(s) 5 minutes
Cook Time = 20 minutes
Total Time = 1 hour(s) 25 minutes
Category = Side Dish
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 4-5
Nutrition Info = 45 calories
Serving Size = 1 serving


» For Cheela //

» For Raita //

» For Tempering/Tadka //


» How to Make Cheela Batter:

  1. Add gram flour, asafetida, cumin seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, chopped coriander, and oil to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk it well. Add enough to make a smooth, lump-free and thick batter as shown in the video above.

» How to Make Besan Ka Cheela/Chila:

  1. Heat a nonstick pan and brush it with oil.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and pour a ladle full of batter on the pan.
  3. Spread it evenly with the back of a ladle to make a thin pancake of approx 8-9 inch diameter.
  4. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or cook till the cheela turns golden brown in color on one side.
  5. Flip it over and drizzle some oil around the cheela.
  6. Cook on medium heat for another minute or till cheela turns golden in color on the other side.
  7. Transfer it to a plate and repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  8. Keep them aside to let them cool.
  9. Using a scissors, cut cheelas into desired shapes. Set them side.

» For Raita:

  1. In a large mixing bowl add yogurt, water, salt, chaat masala, cumin powder, coriander and whisk well.
  2. Add the cheela pieces to the yogurt and stir well.
  3. Refrigerate cheele ka raita for 30 minutes.

» How to Make Tempering/Tadka for Raita:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a tadka pan.
  2. Add cumin seeds, asafetida and sauté for few seconds. Once the seeds start to crackle turn off the heat. Once the seeds start to crackle turn off the heat.
  3. Transfer the cheela raita into a serving bowl, and pour this tempering over the yogurt.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled.


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