Love Masaba's Pumpkin Cheela? Try These 7 Veggie Cheelas At Home

Cheela is the ultimate snack for foodies who are looking to stay in shape. Not only does it have minimal calories but its recipe also allows a number of moderations. Masaba Gupta is also a fan of cheelas as the designer recently shared her love for pumpkin cheelas made with bajra, garlic, chillies etc. It’s really easy to boost the nutritional content in a cheela because you can add more than one vegetable in it. 

Typically cheelas have a besan base but you can use any flour to make a cheela; conscious foodies love bajra and buckwheat cheelas which are lightweight and low-carb. If you’re looking for interesting cheela recipes, here are a few bingeable and healthy veggie cheela ideas you can try at home!

Classic Mixed Veggie Cheela

The classic mixed veggie cheela is a timeless favourite that combines a medley of vegetables, including finely chopped carrots, bell peppers, onions, and spinach. This cheela not only boasts a vibrant colour palette but also offers an amazing depth of flavours. The carrots contribute a sweet crunch, bell peppers add a touch of freshness, onions bring a mild pungency, and spinach provides a nutritious boost. You can add mint or some cumin for some aroma.

Spinach and Paneer Cheela

If you want a light, but protein-packed cheela, the spinach and paneer variation is an excellent choice. The finely chopped spinach infuses the batter with a vibrant green hue and earthy flavour, while the crumbled paneer adds a creamy texture. You can add some leeks or green beans to it if you want some crunch. This can be a great post-workout breakfast for your workdays

Corn and Capsicum Cheela

This is a truly unique combination because the sweet corn goes perfectly well with capsicums or bell peppers which are known for their natural, zest. If you want minimal seasoning this recipe is ideal for you because it just needs some salt and pepper. Try to stick to chewy, baby corns for this recipe for the perfect ratio of sweetness

Zucchini and Mint Cheela

Zucchini, known for its mild flavour and high water content, takes center stage in this refreshing variation. Grated zucchini not only imparts moisture to the batter but also adds a subtle sweetness. Paired with fresh mint leaves, this cheela is a refreshing option, perfect for those looking to incorporate more vegetables into their diet.

Broccoli and Cheese Cheela

Broccoli florets, finely chopped and incorporated into the batter, provide a unique texture and a mild earthy taste. The addition of grated cheese complements the broccoli. You can take the help of a grinder or a blender if you want super-fine broccoli. You can also go for some micro-greens for this one.

Beetroot and Carrot Cheela

For a burst of vibrant color and a hint of sweetness, the beetroot and carrot cheela is an excellent choice. Finely grated beetroot and carrots infuse the batter with their natural pigments, creating a visually stunning cheela. The earthy undertones of beetroot and the sweetness of carrots combine to offer a delicious profile.

Cauliflower and Cumin Cheela

Finely grated cauliflower adds a light and fluffy texture to the cheela, while the addition of cumin seeds imparts a warm and aromatic flavour. You can roast the cauliflower florets beforehand if you want a soft smokiness in the cheela or you can season them with a hint of peri peri if you want a spicy profile