Besan Cheela Recipe Stuffed With Chatapa Paneer

Give this Besan Cheela a try for a high protein breakfast which takes just 15 minutes and is packed with taste. Serve it along with green chutney and a cup of chai.

Archana Doshi
6419 ratings.

The Besan Cheela is a super simple recipe that you can make for breakfast. This recipe also has a chatpata paneer stuffing which makes it high in protein and filling as well. It is also a super simple breakfast which takes only 15 minutes to make.

I have many food stories and most of them happen when I travel around India and around the world. One of my favorites is Kolkata, where I have many stories to tell. It was the first time I had ever tasted cheela’s that were served with lip smacking garlic chutney and green chutney. The cold nights, along with hot cheela’s and ending it with Shikanji was an all time favorite. 

Serve the Besan Cheela along with a Sweet And Spicy Tomato Chutney and a Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast, a tea time snack or even weeknight dinner.

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Cuisine: Indian
Course: North Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Cast Iron Tawa/ Flat Skillet
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


6 Servings


  • 2 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 2 Onions , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 6 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • Oil , for cooking
  • For stuffing
  • 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , crumbled
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 6 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Besan Cheela Recipe Stuffed With Chatapa Paneer

  1. To begin making the Besan Cheela Recipe, combine all the ingredients for the Besan Cheela in a large bowl.

  2. Gradually add water to make a smooth batter, add water in such a way that the cheena batter is not too watery or too thick. It should have a light spreading consistency.

  3. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.

  4. The cheela batter will be similar to the consistency of a dosa batter, but just a little lighter. The batter should be able thinly coat the back of the spoon.

  5. The next step is to make the paneer stuffing. In a large mixing bowl - combine all the ingredients and keep them aside. Check the salt and adjust according to taste.

  6. The next step is to cook the Besan Cheela in a pan.

  7. Preheat a skillet on medium heat, pour a ladleful of batter on the pan and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin crepe/ dosa.

  8. Drizzle oil around the cheela and cook it until the top does not look raw and you notice the edges are getting brown. Flip and cook on the other side for a few seconds.

  9. Once done, spoon the paneer filling to the center and then fold the Besan cheela.

  10. Transfer the Besan Cheela to a plate and serve hot.

  11. Serve the Besan Cheela along with a Sweet And Spicy Tomato Chutney and a Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for breakfast, a tea time snack or even weeknight dinner.