We are just back from our short trip to Mumbai. It was so short that it was over we could even realize it. We left for Mumbai on Saturday late noon and were back in Pune next morning before some of the late night party goers would have woken up from their slumber.
We had a birthday party to attend in Mumbai. We were celebrating my nephew completing his 10th year. It may sound ridiculously clichéd but- “Swift Fly the Years”. It seems like it was only yesterday when we held him in our arms, snuggled him close, kissed him on his cheeks and today he is grown up to become 10. So we had to be there in Mumbai to share this extremely important day with him. We chose bus journey over train as our destination was closer if we traveled by bus.
Travelling by train is economical and saves some time, but then navigating through the Mumbai traffic travelling from Dadar to Andheri would have been a herculean task that I was in no mood to undertake. However, the bus journey from Pune to Mumbai is no lesser pain. You would end up spending as much time travelling within the city as you spend reaching the city limits from Pune (it took us whopping 5 hours to reach Andheri from Pune). I guess this should give you a fair picture of city infrastructure. Before this post turns political and the comment section ends up becoming a vicious battle ground, let’s cut straight through to the event.
His Birthday party was organized at Global fusion one of the highly rated restaurants serving global cuisine in Marol area of Mumbai. It was a lovely opportunity to meet our extended family and share some lighter moments.
After dinner, we hired an Uber ride to reach Dombivli as we were too drained to commute in a train and after a long ride of couple of hours we were at home and could call it a day.
Next morning, we travelled back to Pune early in the morning. Upon reaching we had a gurgling and grumbling stomach to satiate. Early morning travels often means we start empty stomach and by the time we reach home we have a growling appetite bothering us. I needed to fix us some quick breakfast and then I remembered about ‘Besan Cheela’- a quick and healthy breakfast option that I hadn’t made in a while.
So after we were sorted and amply rested, we knew we had our next recipe idea. Besan Cheela also known as Besanache Dhirde in Marathi is a quick breakfast choice. It is best to have this recipe in your repertoire for your hungry kids when they come home with a growling stomach and need an urgent meal. You can make this preparation in less than 15 minutes and have your kids cheerful and satisfied.
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- 1 Cup=125 Gms Gram Flour (Besan)
- ¼th Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp Rice Flour
- 2 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
- 5-6 Cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)
- 2 medium szied=100 Gms Onions (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
- 1½ tsp Red Chili Powder (Lal Mirch)
- ½ tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
- Salt to taste (Namak)
- Water as required
- We will start with making a batter. In a bowl, add Besan, Rice Flour, Green Chilies, Chopped Garlic, Carom Seeds (Ajwain), Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Coriander leaves, Salt to taste, Chopped Onions and 1 tbsp lukewarm Oil.
- We have added 2 Cups of Water. Batter must be of pouring consistency. Let's put Pan on heat
- Put 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil in a pan. Spread Oil evenly in the pan and allow it to heat up. As Pan heats up, add batter. Remember to stir the batter before pouring and spread evenly.
- Besan Cheela must be cooked on low-medium heat. It may get burnt on high heat. Allow underside to cook. After 3-4 mins, edges become crisp (rice flour makes the Besan Cheela crispier) and rises, indicating that the underside has cooked. Now flip over and cook from other side.
- Cook Cheela from the other side. We have cooked for 3-4 mins. Remove cooked Cheela from the pan. Similarly, we will make Cheelas from remaining batter.
- If you are making these Cheelas for your kids, you can even make mini Cheelas. Serve Hot Cheelas with Tomato Ketchup. Enjoy Besan Cheelas with your family in your breakfast
- Besan Cheela is my favorite breakfast/tiffin box recipe. Share your favorite breakfast or tiffin box recipe with us. Use the comment section below and let us know about your favorite recipe.
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