Ingredients:-For the cheelas.
- Gram Flour or Besan – 100 gms.
- Millet Flour or Bajra – 25 gms.
- Oats(powdered) -1oo gms.
- Spinach(finely chopped) – 1/2 small bowl.
- Onions(finely chopped) – 1.
- Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2.
- Carom Seeds -1 tsp.
- Salt -According to taste.
- Fresh Coriander(finely chopped)-1 small bowl.
Step 1 -Take a bowl.Now add the given amounts of gram flour,millet flour ,oats flour(you can churn your regular oats in a grinder to get its flour),finely chopped spinach,chopped onions,green chillies,carom seeds,salt and chopped coriander leaves and mix everything with some water to form a batter neither too thick nor too thin.
Step 2 – Heat a non-stick pan and simmer the flame for two minutes.When its appropriately hot drop one ladleful of the batter and spread it evenly in the pan until it forms a round shape from all the sides.Let the cheela cook on one side properly .When it is well cooked simmer the gas again so that pan is less hot and then flip the cheela over to the other side.In between drizzle some oil in the pan and cook both sides till the cheelas are lightly browned altogether.Take them out and keep aside.
Our cheelas are ready. Serve them with brinjal -flax seed chutney, green chutney or coconut chutney.
BRINJAL-FLAX SEED CHUTNEY.
Ingredients:-For the bharta.
- Brinjal(big size)- 2.
- Flax seed powder-100 gms.For it you will need-Coriander seeds-50 gms,Dry red chillies-2,Flax seeds-50 gms.
- Green chilly(chopped) -1.
- Tamarind Paste – 2 tbsp.
- Salt -According to taste.
- Mustard Oil – 1 tbsp.
- Chopped coriander and chopped onions – For garnishing.
Step 1-Wash,wipe and slit the brinjals in halves keeping them intact,i.e,do not separate the halves.
Step 2 -Pressure cook them till they are softened totally.
Step 3-Take them out and mash them with a masher.To make the flax seed powder,take the given amounts of coriander(dhania),dry red chilly and flax seed and roast everything till browned.Now grind them together.
Step 4-Mix the flax seed powder in the mashed brinjals along with salt and mustard oil.Add the tamarind paste and mix all up again.
Step 5– Garnish the mashed brinjals with chopped green chillies, chopped onions and chopped coriander leaves.Alternately you can add the first two ingredients in the process of making the bharta instead of adding at the time of garnishing.
Our mashed brinjals and flax seed bharta is ready.It can be served with theplas, cheelas, dosais,steamed rice and dal or with anything you would want to.
Friends do try the two recipes at home.Share your comments and feedback.This recipe is best had as morning or evening snack and is really so non-fussy.So give it a try and let me know your experience.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!