How to make Besan Cheela with Paneer -

Scrumptious besan cheela with a lip-smacking paneer filling on the inside

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Stuffing (स्टफिंग ), Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan Cheela with Paneer

Besan Cheela with Paneer Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Besan Cheela with Paneer Recipe

  • Stuffing

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) grated 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Red chillies powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Cheela

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to cook

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

To make the stuffing, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and green chillies, mix and sauté till translucent.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder and mix well. Add cottage cheese and coriander leaves and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 3

To make cheela batter, take gram flour in a bowl, add, red chilli powder, carom seeds, baking soda, asafoetida, salt and coriander leaves. Add sufficient water, little by little and whisk to make a smooth semi-thick batter.

Step 4

For each cheela, heat a little oil in a non-stick pan, pour a ladle of batter, spread it evenly and cook till the underside is done. Flip and cook till the other side is similarly done.

Step 5

Flip it again, place a portion of the stuffing on the cheela and fold it in half. Transfer it onto a serving plate. Make more cheelas similarly.

Step 6

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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