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Paneer Stuffed Besan Chilla (Cottage Cheese Stuffed Savory Lentil Crepes)

Paneer Stuffed Besan Chilla (Cottage Cheese Stuffed Savory Lentil Crepes) make for protein packed power breakfast (or dinner), Click to get the under 30 minutes recipe & read about my childhood memories.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 number


For the cheela

  • 1 cup besan (Gram flour)
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • to taste salt
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • water to make a thin batter
  • to fry ghee Oil

For the paneer stuffing

  • 100 grams paneer crumbled
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 onion small finely chopped
  • 1 chilly green finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tbsps coriander leaves chopped


  • Take besan, ajwain, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt in a bowl and mix well. Mix in the yoghurt and little water at a time and make lump free & thin batter.
  • Mix all the stuffing ingredients so that spices are well blended. Keep aside,
  • Heat a non stick tawa on medium heat. Once hot drizzle about 1/2 tsp of oil. Once oil is hot, pour a ladle of batter and spread it to make a round shape like you would pour a dosa. Let the cheela gets cook on one side about 2 minutes or till gets golden brown. Flip and cook the other side as well.
  • Place 2-3 tbsp of stuffing in one side of the cheela and roll to make a cylinder.
  • Repeat for all the batter, serve hot with mint and coriander chutney and tomato ketchup.


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