Wednesday, July 1, 2009

the foodieblogroll is on.....and there is meetha cheela for you



hi friends.......this blog is my attempt to introduce all of you to the food of the central India, the Uttar Pradesh....i call it Banaras ka khana because i have tasted UP food in Banaras only....have been to other places like Lucknow and other cities of UP for short periods and enjoyed the food there too........Banaras is an ancient city but it presents a beautiful contrast of sorts when you find all world cuisine here....in some restaurants n hotels....just because this place is an international tourist destination......also in this blog i am trying to list other Indian traditional food as well as traditional food of different parts of the world, whenever i try them....the way a Banaras person would enjoy it.....so stay tuned in to sample yummy food from other places too.

after a long wait i am ready to display the foodieblogroll on my blog and i feel delighted.....this way i'd be able to communicate with more and more blogger friends now....

Today i have a healthy traditional whole wheat pancake served with mango chhunda .........it is called meetha cheela and is served as a breakfast or a snack....rolled up nicely it can be a good tiffinn food to be carries for office lunch....see the pic...



the recipe is simple and needs no specific instructions......just take about a cup of whole wheat flour in a large bowl, for 4 cheelas....mix sugar to taste ( i use 2 tbps for this quantity ) and a tbsp of whole fennel seeds...now pour enough milk in it to make a pouring consistency batter....it's so simple and now you are ready to make cheelas or pancakes........just need 2 tsp of ghee per cheela and chhunda as much you like..........

heat a flat griddle or tawa and grease it with a tsp of ghee , pour a ladlefull of the batter on the griddle and spread it like dosa or a thin pancake........let it cook for a while...like this...



pour a tsp of ghee on top and now flip it to be cooked on the other side too....like this....



when cooked it has to be soft and not very crisp....if you want crisp ones the recipe differs....( i'll post that some other time)....take the cooked cheela from the griddle, keep on a plate and spread the mango chhunda evenly on it....( mango chhunda is made with grated raw mangoes and sugar and is something like candied slivers of mango...recipe coming next ).....


now roll this up and serve hot or warm with lassi or hot or chilled milk.........

and tell me if you liked it for the simplicity and the taste ...which is so out of this world with fennel in the pancake combining so well with the sweet n sour chhunda inside the crepe' like cheelas......


Pancakes on Foodista

9 comments:

  1. I love it for both the simplicity and the taste ... and also for the memories coz my aunt used to make this for us .. she used black pepper powder instead of fennel. :-)
    God one Sangeeta! :-)

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  2. Looks delicious! I usually make a banana filling. This looks tempting!

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  3. Thats nice, i will try it for Breakfast. Greets from Germany,
    Dirk

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  4. Oh wow....looks drool worthy......

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  5. First time here...this is a unusual cuisine in this blogging world..Glad to find you..nice n different collection u have..
    Do visit my blog when u get time....

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  6. they look lovely Sangeeta!!!!

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  7. thanks all of you.....

    @ kitchen flavors....dear why is your blog blocked n i can't reach there..

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  8. Your cheela looks delicious! I followed you from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add this foodista widget to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!

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  9. thanks foodista ...i have more pancakes here, check them out.

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