A Veggie-Packed Atta Cheela: The Ultimate Breakfast Hack!
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Weekdays are often rushed as there is so much to do right from the get-go. In the midst of all the morning tasks at home, there is a strong hurry to get to work. And in between all the chaos and planning, breakfast may often take a backseat. But this is not how it should be. Time and again, experts have shared how skipping breakfast is an unhealthy practice. In fact, it is of the utmost importance to load up on nutritious meals every day to keep up our energy level for the rest of the day. And by breakfast, we do not mean an elaborate setup with 3–4 dishes on the table. You may not need more quantity on the table—you need quality. And who said you need hours to put together a wholesome platter? All you need is some research and creativity, and you’ll have a pool of recipes in hand to prepare. Indian cuisine has plenty of such recipes to choose from. Ever tried a wholesome cheela?

Cheela, or chilla, is a fuss-free, simple dish that is traditionally made with besan and can have a whole lot of veggies. You just need about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare this satisfying dish. As per experts, besan (Bengal gram) is packed with a host of nutrients, including protein, vitamin A, K, fibre, calcium, and potassium, besides having a low glycemic index. It is known to be a gluten-free option for everyone and is considered great for weight loss too. Thanks to all this and more, cheela is considered to be a great breakfast option. Now, while besan cheela is the most common one, you can give it a spin and make cheela with atta or wheat flour as well. The same atta that you use to make rotis every day can also be used to make cheela, which is a healthier option. 

In this recipe, the goodness of atta and vegetables are combined in the humble cheela. While atta gives you a good amount of protein and fibre, vegetables add essential minerals and vitamins to your meal.

Here's how to make atta cheela quickly at home.


  • 1 cup of atta
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon haldi
  • 1/4 cup dahi
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain
  • Water, as required
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capsicum
  • 2 tablespoons carrot, grated 
  • 1 tablespoon dried beans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves


  • Take atta, dahi, ajwain, salt, and haldi in a mixing bowl. Add curd and mix.
  • Add water to it as needed and prepare a cheela batter.
  • Add all the vegetables and mix well.
  • Heat a tawa and grease with oil.
  • Place a ladle of cheela batter on the hot tawa and spread it evenly. Cook both the sides and serve hot.