How to make Cheeley (Poode) - All time favourite snack -cheeley in its new avatar with a filling stuffing.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour, Fenugreek leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Cheeley (Poode)

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Cheeley (Poode) Recipe Card

Cheeley (Poode)

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cheeley (Poode) Recipe

  • Gram flour 1/2 cup

  • Fenugreek leaves 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated 1 cup

  • Cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder


Step 1

Take besan in a bowl, add methi leaves, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, lemon juice, chopped onion and mix. Add sufficient water and mix to make a not too thick batter.

Step 2

Heat a tawa. Add a little oil. Put a ladleful of batter on it and spread it slightly. Cook on low heat till done on one side.

Step 3

Drizzle some oil round the sides and top. Put some grated paneer in the center of the cheeley. Over it put some grated cheese and red chilli powder.

Step 4

Fold the two sides over the stuffing and serve hot

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