How to make Besan Cheela with Sprouts and Paneer -

Besan cheela made more nutritive with sprouts and paneer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan Cheela with Sprouts and Paneer

Besan Cheela with Sprouts and 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Besan Cheela with Sprouts and Paneer Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into small cubes 50 grams

  • Bean sprouts 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) ¼ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to shallow fry

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red capsicum chopped ¼ medium

  • Yellow capsicum chopped ¼ medium

  • Green capsicum chopped ¼ medium

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Place the gram flour in a bowl. Add salt, carom seeds and red chilli powder. Add water, little by little, and whisk to make a smooth dosa like batter. Let the batter rest for a while.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan and add cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to change colour, add all the three capsicums, green chilies, tomato and cottage cheese and toss. Add bean sprouts, salt and coriander leaves and mix well. Set aside to cool down to room temperature.

Step 3

Heat a dosa tawa and put a little oil on it. Pour a little batter and spread into a round cheela. Drizzle a little oil all around and cook till the underside is lightly browned. Spread a little of the filling on one side of the cheela and fold the other side over the filling. Transfer the cheela onto a serving plate.

Step 4

Make more cheelas in the similar way and serve hot.

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