Sweet Cheela / Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Add the baking powder and baking soda if you want to turn your cheela into pancakes!
Cuisine: Indian
Makes: 6
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour / ghehun ka atta / Chappati flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • ½ cup powdered jaggery / ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Oil as needed for frying
  • Butter as an accompaniment, as needed
  1. Whisk all the ingredients (except oil) well to remove any lumps.The resulting batter will be of the consistency of pancake batter.
  2. Over medium-high heat, add a teaspoon of oil to a shallow frying pan.
  3. Pour a ladle of the batter on the pan and let it spread on its own.
  4. The pancake will now start to rise and bubbles will form. Wait till the bubbles start to burst (around 1 - 2 minutes) and that's the cue to flip it over and cook the other side (1 - 2 minutes more) (Note: It will only bubble over if you use baking soda and powder - if not using cook it like a regular roti and when you see the color change indicating it is cooked, flip it over)
  5. Serve hot with a sliver of butter.
  6. Makes 6 -7 pancakes
Recipe by Simmer to Slimmer at http://simmertoslimmer.com/sweet-cheela/