Methi Cheela Recipe | Besan Aur Methi Ka Cheela

4.92 from 46 votes

Methi cheela is a savory Indian pancake made from fenugreek leaves (methi) mixed with gram flour (besan) batter and mild Indian spices.

Cheela is a very popular snack in India. Methi cheela is the simplest form of this variety of snacks. Other variations include paneer besan cheela, stuffed besan cheela, moong dal cheela etc.

Cheela’s are a must have during monsoon season. This spicy, crispy and flavorful dish is a great way to quickly satisfy your snack cravings.

Healthy & delicious!

Besan methi cheela is a protein packed dish and is a good snack choice for diabetics. Addition of fresh fenugreek leaves further adds to its nutritional value and enhances it taste.

It is a healthy snack low in calories which makes it a good choice for breakfast, brunch or an evening snack. This dish is also a great option to pack in kids tiffin boxes.

Serving suggestions

Cheelas are best enjoyed hot along with tomato ketchup or any other dips like coriander chutney or tamarind chutney.

To make besan methi cheela at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Methi Cheela Recipe | Besan Aur Methi Ka Cheela

Methi Cheela is delicious savory Indian pancake made from Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) mixed with a mildly spiced Gran Flour (Besan) batter.
4.92 from 46 votes

Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 8
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g

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Ingredients For Methi Cheela Recipe | Besan Aur Methi Ka Cheela
  

  • 1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1 Cup Methi (Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Inch Piece of Ginger (Adrak)
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Cooking Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Methi Cheela Recipe | Besan Aur Methi Ka Cheela
 

  • Put besan (gram flour) in a large mixing bowl.
    1 Cup Besan (Gram Flour)
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add around 1/4th cup of water and mix to remove all the lumps in the gram flour.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Add another 1/4th cup of water and make a thin batter.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add finely chopped green chillies, minced ginger, garlic, fennel seeds (saunf), red chili powder and salt. Mix the spices well with the batter.
    1-2 Green Chillies, 1/2 Inch Piece of Ginger (Adrak), 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf), 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, 1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Add finely chopped methi (fenugreek leaves) to the batter.
    1 Cup Methi (Fenugreek Leaves)
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Add more water if needed and make a mixture of flowing consistency.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Heat a tawa or a skillet and brush it with a few drops of oil. Then pour a large spoonful of batter on the tawa and gently spread it with the back of the spoon or ladle to create a thin pancake like disc. Pour a few drops of oil on the side.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 7
  • When the bottom side is cooked, use a spatula to gently flip over the cheela.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 8
  • Cook both sides completely and then remove the cheela from the pan. Make all the cheelas this way.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions 9
  • Methi cheela is ready. Serve it hot with tomato ketchup or any chutney.
    Methi Cheela Recipe Step By Step Instructions

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