How to make Besan Cheela ka Raita Recipe - Baby besan cheele mixed with yogurt to make this raita.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) ( बेसन ) , Thick yogurt,whisked

Cuisine : Marwari

Course : Raita

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Besan Cheela ka Raita

As the Marwari business man settled down in many regions of the country, like Punjab, UP, Mumbai, Pune, Gujarat, Kolkata, Assam, Meghalaya and also abroad to expand his business and trade, he also adopted the regional culture and cuisine. The Marwari vegetarian food again comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Marwari vegetarian cooking has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of most of the dishes. There are some specific reasons for the use of some specific ingredients. The harsh climate plus the non-availability of a lot of ingredients have shaped the traditional cuisine. 

For more recipes related to Besan Cheela ka Raita checkout Pakodi Raita . You can also find more Raita recipes like Sweet Tamarind Raita, Aloo ka Raita, Papdi Nu Raitu , Lauki raita. Or try out these recipes from Marwari Cuisine like Dahi Papad Ki Sabzi, Panchmel Dal, Red Pumpkin Ki Launjee, Palak Pakore Ki Chaat.

Besan Cheela ka Raita Recipe Card

Besan Cheela ka Raita

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Besan Cheela ka Raita

  • Gram flour (besan) 3/4 cup

  • Thick yogurt,whisked 2 cups

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Baking soda a pinch

  • Asafoetida 2 pinches

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh mint leaves,for garnish a few


Step 1

Mix gram flour, carom seeds, ½ tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder, baking soda, a pinch of asafoetida, salt in a bowl, add water as required and whisk to a smooth and thick batter.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan. Drop small spoonfuls of batter and spread into small cheelas. Shallow-fry till golden on both the sides.

Step 3

Mix yogurt, the remaining red chilli powder, sugar and salt in another bowl. Add the cheelas to the yogurt and mix well. Heat the remaining oil in another non stick pan.

Step 4

Add cumin seeds, remaining asafoetida and sauté. Finely chop the green chillies and add. Pour this tempering over the yogurt and mix.

Step 5

Transfer the cheela raita into a serving bowl, garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve chilled.

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