How to make Makai ka Cheela -

Ground corn kernels mixed with gram flour and masalas to a batter and cooked as cheela.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Corn kernels (मकई के दाने), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Makai ka Cheela

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Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Makai ka Cheela Recipe

  • Corn kernels 1 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) ¾ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Asafoetida ¼ teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil for cooking


Step 1

Grind corn kernels into a coarse paste and transfer into a bowl. Add gram flour and mix well. Add salt, red chilli powder, green chilli, asafoetida, turmeric powder, onion and chopped coriander and mix well. Add water as required and mix well to make a batter of dropping consistency.

Step 2

Heat some oil on a non-stick tawa. Pour a ladleful of batter on it and spread into a medium disc or cheela. Cook on low heat till both the sides turn crisp and are browned.

Step 3

Serve hot with tamarind chutney.

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