Suji ka Cheela is an easy and healthy breakfast item. Suji or semolina or rava is a base for delicious recipes. We can make Idli, Upma, Halwa and several other recipes using Suji. Last weekend, we wished to try something new. I had made lot of recipes using Besan and suji. So I was craving for a new yet healthy taste. Since the lockdown, I had stacked up extra packs of Suji, Poha, Atta and Chawal. I wanted to make sure that in case no vegetables were supplied, we still manage through this tough time period.
About the health benefits of suji, most of us know that it makes really a healthy and light meal. Suji is rich in Proteins, iron, Fibre, vitamin A, B and calicum. Using it appropriately in your meals, can help lose weight. Its a good option for kids who are picky eaters.
I planned to make the suji ka cheela for the breakfast. Without giving a thought how and what I should add, I just tried to make it like besan ka cheela. So, I mixed suji and water and kept it at rest for 20 min. Suji absorbed most of the water and rose slightly. With the soft texture, I could guess that the crispy suji cheelas are on way. Added onion, green chillies and spices and some water to have smooth consistency for spreading on tawa. It was really easy and not that tough as it seemed to be. My basic tips are same as for making the other cheelas. Place the mixture on a hot tawa. Cover with a steel plate for letting it cook in steam on simmer. Increase flame in between to check if its not sticky and apply ghee/oil when partailly done. Gradually, it will leave tawa and you may flip to cook from the other side. Remember to season the tawa with raw onion.
I have used Desi Ghee for making the suji ka cheela. You may use any oil for it. We had it with mango chutney and Tomato ketchup.
Which chutney is your favorite to team up with these delicious cheelas?
I am waiting to hear from you!! Happy Cooking!!
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|Prep Time||5 min|
|Cook Time||20 min|
|Passive Time||20 min|
- 2 medium katori suji
- 1 large Onion
- 1 small green chilli
- 1.5 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp garm masala
- 4 cups Water
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- a pinch Heeng (Asafoetida)
- salt as per taste
- Take Suji and clean it manually in a plate.
- Add 2.5 cups of water or as much that the suji is immersed. Let it rest for 20-25 min. Suji absorbs water and you need to add water later.
- It has absorbed water. Add chopped onions, green chillies and spices. You may add coriander leaves as well.
- Mix well and add more water to have smooth consistency.
- Take a ladle full and spread it on hot tawa. I have used iron tawa and had no issues of it sticking to tawa. Just season with raw onion. Apply some oil/ghee before spreading the batter. Cover with a large steel plate. Simmer the gas.
- After 3-4 min , Cheela would leave the sides. Apply ghee. Flip it with spatula.
- Cook from both sides and when light brown you may serve it.
- Serve it hot with your choice of chutney!! Enjoy!!
|Serving size: 2 cheela|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.6g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 2.5g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 40.3g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.8g||10%|
|Total Sugars 1.8g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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