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Kuttu Ka Cheela Recipe

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Kuttu Ka Cheela

Kuttu Ka Cheela

Indian Buckwheat Pancakes

Cheela is a type of Indian pancake, and this particular cheela is made with kuttu (buckwheat) flour. It is a delicious, healthy and quick to prepare snack that everyone will love, including children. You can also make this cheela as a vrat fasting food by using sendha namak instead of table salt.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

50 min

1 hour

3 cheelas

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For the batter:

  • 1 cup kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour)
  • 1/4 cup grated lauki (bottlegourd)
  • 1 tbsp chopped hara dhania (cilantro)
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt (use sendha namak/rock salt if making for vrat)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • Water, as needed

For pan-frying:

  • Oil, as needed
  • Desi ghee (clarified butter), as needed


  1. In a bowl, add the kuttu ka atta and all other batter ingredients. Mix well. Add water little by little to prepare a smooth, thick batter of the consistency shown in the video. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add a little desi ghee and spread it all over.
  3. Once the pan is hot reduce the heat to low and drop a ladleful or little more of the batter in the middle of the pan after stirring it well. Spread it a little. Pour a little desi ghee over the cheela. Let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. When the top side changes in colour, turn it over and let the other side cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Keep flipping the cheela at frequent intervals until it is lightly browned and cooked all over, pressing any undercooked areas with a ladle to cook them as well. Transfer the cheela to a plate and prepare the rest similarly.
  6. Serve the cheela with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice.

Kuttu Ka Cheela Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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