Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela Recipe

Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela recipe with step by step photos and video recipe – easy and tasty breakfast recipe of stuffed cheela made with besan and paneer stuffing. It is a very popular and traditional Indian breakfast and evening snack that is easy to prepare. 

This Paneer besan cheela combined with grated paneer is a healthy twist to dish rich and also satisfies your rumbling appetite and craving for more. It is a unique light recipe that is a great breakfast alternative for heavy paranthas and regular roti sabzi.

This is a very delicious and appetizing dish made with besan and stuffed with paneer and veggies stuffing and then pan-fried on a hot griddle.

Variations In Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela

  1. Masala Stuffed Besan Cheela – instead of adding paneer in the stuffing, add more fresh or frozen green vegetables like peas, cabbage, baby corn, etc. in the stuffing and cook until vegetables are cooked well. Also, add some spices like red chili powder, turmeric powder, and chat masala.
  2. Paneer Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela – you can also make the batter for cheelas using moong dal instead of besan.
  3. Spinach Stuffed Besan Cheela – the addition of fresh spinach in the stuffing gives nice flavor and taste to the recipe.
  4. Cheese Stuffed Besan Cheela – instead of making paneer stuffing, if you are in hurry. You can add cheese to make cheese stuffed besan cheela. Addition of cheese is a great option for kids as they love anything cheesy to much on.
  5. Potato Stuffed Besan Cheela – instead of paneer stuffing, you can also make aloo stuffing or use leftover aloo bhaji or samosa stuffing.

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#Serving Suggestion:  Serve Moong Dal Cheela along with green chutney for Indian breakfast or pack it in the kid’s lunch box.

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PANEER STUFFED BESAN CHEELA RECIPE

Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela recipe with step by step photos and video recipe – easy and tasty breakfast recipe of stuffed cheela made with besan and paneer stuffing. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword paneer besan cheela
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 cheelas
Author Achala

Ingredients

for the besan cheela batter :

  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water or as required
  • Oil as required for roasting cheela

for the stuffing :

  • 100 gms paneer grated
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot grated
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil

Instructions

preparing the batter for besan cheela :

  • Collect all the required ingredients.
  • Take besan in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, ajwain, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and ginger paste.
  • Mix it well.
  • Then add 1/2 cup water.
  • With a spoon or wired whisk begin to mix everything. If the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. Depending on the quality and texture of besan, addition of water will be more or less.
  • Mix in the curd and make lump free and thin batter.
  • The batter for making cheelas is now ready.

preparing paneer stuffing for the cheelas :

  • To prepare the stuffing for cheela, add 2 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Add onion and saute for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Then add ginger paste and green chillies.
  • Saute till the raw aroma of ginger goes away.
  • Now add carrot, capsicum, and salt.
  • Stir constantly. Do not overcook the vegetables have to keep crunchy.
  • Transfer the cooked vegetables in a bowl or plate to cool them down.
  • Now add grated paneer and coriander leaves over these veggies.
  • Mix it thoroughly and keep aside.

making stuffed cheela :

  • Place a tawa to heat and pour some oil over the tawa and spread it evenly.
  • Take a ladle full of the batter and spread it with the back of the ladle in a circular motion spreading outwards, just like dosa.
  • Cook the cheela for 2-3 minutes on low to medium flame.
  • When the top of the cheela looks cooked, then put some oil on the top or sides as well.
  • Now roast the cheela until it gets golden brown from beneath and then flip.
  • Continue roasting the cheela until it gets brown spots on the other side as well.
  • As the brown spots appear, the cheela is roasted well.
  • Reduce the flame and place 2-3 tbsp of stuffing in one side of the cheela.
  • Give it a fold over in half twice, or roll to make a cylinder.
  • Transfer the cheela to the plate and prepare the rest of the cheelas likewise.
  • Serve Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela along with green chutney for breakfast or pack it in kids snack box.

Notes

  • You can keep the size of cheelas small or big as per your desire.
  • If preparing these cheelas for kids, then omit the use of green chilies.
  • The best thing about these besan cheelas is no soaking, no grinding, no fermenting required. 
  • Spread the batter on the pan only when it is properly heated because if the pan is not fully heated the batter may stick to it.
  • Cook the Cheela at a medium flame. On high flame, the cheela will blacken very soon without getting properly cooked.
  • You want to flip them as soon as they are lightly golden and cooked and not crisp, otherwise, you cannot fold it over the filling without breaking/tearing.
  • You can also prepare the stuffing without cooking the vegetables also.

How To Make Stuffed Cheela (Step By Step Instrucions With Photos) :

preparing the batter for besan cheela :

1. Collect all the required ingredients.

2. Take besan in a mixing bowl.

3. Add salt, ajwain, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and ginger paste.

4. Mix it well.

5. Then add 1/2 cup water.

6. With a spoon or wired whisk begin to mix everything. If the batter looks thick, then add 1 to 3 tbsp more water. Depending on the quality and texture of besan, addition of water will be more or less.

7. Mix in the curd and make lump free and thin batter.

8. The batter for making cheelas is now ready.

preparing paneer stuffing for the cheelas :

1. To prepare stuffing for cheela, add 2 tsp of oil in a pan .

2. Add onion and saute for few seconds on medium flame.

3. Then add ginger paste and green chillies.

4. Saute till the raw aroma of ginger goes away.

5. Now add carrot, capsicum, and salt.

6. Stir constantly. Do not overcook the vegetables have to keep crunchy.

7. Transfer the cooked vegetables in a bowl or plate to cool them down.

8. Now add grated paneer and coriander leaves over these veggies.

9. Mix it thoroughly and keep aside.

making stuffed cheela :

1. Place a tawa to heat and pour some oil over the tawa and spread it evenly.

2. Take a ladle full of the batter and spread it with the back of the ladle in a circular motion spreading outwards, just like dosa.

3. Cook the cheela for 2-3 minutes on low to medium flame.

4. When the top of the cheela looks cooked, then put some oil on the top or sides as well.

5. Now roast the cheela until it gets golden brown from beneath and then flip.

6. Continue roasting the cheela until it gets brown spots on the other side as well.

7. As the brown spots appear, the cheela is roasted well.

8. Reduce the flame and place 2-3 tbsp of stuffing in one side of the cheela.

9. Give it a fold over in half twice, or roll to make a cylinder.

10. Transfer the cheela to the plate and prepare the rest of the cheelas likewise.

11. Serve Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela along with green chutney for breakfast or pack it in kids snack box.

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