Saturday, August 8, 2009

meetha cheela with laal rabdi

this is a very old traditional pancake of Uttar Pradesh, served as a quick and healthy breakfast.....the use of whole wheat flour, ghee and sugar or jaggery makes it healthy and tasty too.....generally it is served with a mixture of jaggery and ghee , sweet n sour mango pickle called khattmittha or has been a favorite childhood breakfast for me and my husband alike....he is born and brought up in banaras , has a mojor sweet tooth, so this breakfast is his favorite...

sometimes i serve it with some jams or khoya rabdi etc also and he likes it that way( for me plain curds is a good accompaniment as i don't like a sweet breakfast and curd makes it almost bland).
this time i served it with a bowl of melted 'laal peda' ( a famous sweet of banaras) which had come all the way from banaras long back and was lying in the fridge neglected, i made a good use of it, finger licking husband is a good sight in the morning.....:D.

ingredients and procedure
it is the simplest one.....i have posted a similar cheela with mango chhunda and the procedure is almost same.......take a cup of whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp ( or more if desired) of sugar or jaggery , 1 tbsp of whole fennel seeds and make a batter by mixing in enough milk ....around 1.5 cups....a little suji or semolina can be added to make it thicker .....i add 2 tbsp of semolina too.....

now spread 1 tbsp of ghee in a flat bottom pan or tawa or griddle .....heat on medium flame , pour a ladle full of batter on the tawa and spread evenly like a a thin layer( thickness is optional)......when the pore appear on top of the pancake ...flip it and cook on the other side too....fold and serve hot with a preferred accompaniment.......

to make the laal rabdi I crushed 5 laal pedas , mixed with 1/4 cup of milk and microwave for 2 minutes...till bubbling......any rabdi or condensed milk can be a good substitute....or any khoya mithai can be melted like laal peda.....


  1. Wow yummy, wish you could send me some. Best out of neglected ...good use of laal peda.

  2. Looks so delicious! check your font size. Something caused some part of your writeup to appear in bigger size!

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  4. This is a very unique , sweet dosa. Love the way u made it. will try soon.