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Oats Cheela Recipe: A North Indian Oat Pancake

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He likes to share his favorite recipes with his online readers.

Oats cheela

Oats cheela

What Is Oats Cheela?

Oats cheela is a North Indian pancake that is prepared with rolled oats, veggies, and spices. Healthy and filling, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare.

You can use any vegetable of your choice in this recipe to customize it to your liking. Serve the pancakes with mint chutney and tea for a delicious breakfast or evening snack.

Cook Time

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15 min

30 min

45 min

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon/to taste salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Water, as needed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the oats, besan, veggies and spices. Mix well. Then add the water and prepare a thick, flowing batter. Rest the batter for 5 minutes.
  2. Brush a little oil on a non-stick pan and let it heat up over medium heat.
  3. Stir the batter and pour a ladleful on the pan and spread it evenly in a round shape. Spread a little oil over the batter and also around it. Keep the heat on low, and cover with a lid. Let cook for 4-5 minutes until the underside is cooked a little.
  4. Flip the cheela and cook the other side, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat.
  5. Repeatedly flip the cheela and cook until crisp and golden on both sides.
  6. Transfer the cooked cheela to a plate and cook the rest of the batter similarly. Serve with mint chutney or any chutney of your choice.

Video Tutorial

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

Your comments are much appreciated, Peggy, as well as your visit. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

I hope you try this one as you like savory pancakes. Thank you for appreciating the recipe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

I hope you like it, Audrey. Thanks for your visit.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

Thank you for reading the recipe, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

Thanks very much for your visit, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 01, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipe, Umesh. Thank you for reading.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 30, 2020:

Hi Rajan,

This recipe of yours sounds like the healthiest of pancakes ever! I always enjoy reading your recipes, and this one is no exception. Thanks for starting out our day with a meal that is filling and nutritious.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 29, 2020:

These pancakes sound and look very tasty. I like finding recipes for different types of pancakes, especially savory ones. Thanks for sharing your recipe for oats cheela.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 29, 2020:

I will definetly try this recipe. It sounds wonderful and thanks for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 29, 2020:

This sounds like a very tasty recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 29, 2020:

A different kind of meal and sounds healthy. Food has a different spice from another part of India Glad you shared this one.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on January 29, 2020:

Rajan, nice cheela recipe. Cheela is my favourite. I would be trying it. Thanks.