Friday, September 9, 2016

Cheela Pav

BM # 68
Day : 8
Theme : One Category - Bread Sandwiches
Sub Theme - Desi Fiesta

Next in the Pav Sandwich series is Cheela Pav. The Besan Cheelas taste amazing on their own and in Sindhi families they are a big hit for breakfast. They eat these cheelas with bread or even chapati. I worked on the same concept and sandwiched the cheela in a Pav. A spicy green chutney, some onion rings and tomato slices complete the sandwich, oh yes a dash of Chaat masala. I bet your mouth's watering !

I have a small rectangular pan and I made the cheelas in that pan, I could just double fold the cheela and it gave a perfect size fit into the Pav. You could even make round ones and fold them and sandwich them in the Pav. This becomes a delicious Desi Burger.


Cheela Pav

Green chutney
Onion rings
Tomato slices
Chaat masala

1 cup chick pea flour
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 green chilly, finely chopped
1 tbsp mint, finely chopped
Few coriander leaves , finely chopped
1/4 tsp dried pomegranate seeds
Salt to taste


Mix all ingredients .
Add water to bind it into a semi soft batter.
Heat a non stick pan, drizzle oil.
Talking a ladle Ful of the batter spread it like a Dosa.
Let cook one side, drizzling more oil.
Flip over and cook till pink, drizzling oil to make it nice and crunchy.

Assembling the Cheela Pav
Slit the Pav and apply spicy chutney on both sides.
Place onion rings, Cheela and finally tomato slices.
Sprinkle Chaat masala in between while placing onions and tomatoes.
Enjoy !

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  1. Wow!!!this is an interesting and wonderful idea of making sandwich,looks amazing.Bookmarked it.

  2. No no, please dont torture us like this Vaishali, cheela pav omg, this is absolutely irresistible. God i want to fly rite now to visit you Vaishali, you r tempting me with your droolworthy pavs.

  3. oh wow ! I love Cheelas on their own, and this sandwich simply rocks !

  4. I never thought or would imagine a cheela as filling for a sandwich! Yes, mouthwatering and can eat it for breakfast only if I could grab it from the screen. Btw, lovely pink nail paint!!

  5. Yummy looking cheela pav.Would love to have some rite now.

  6. You are right Vaishali. My mouth is watering looking at that beautiful desi burger. I am feeling hungry now..

  7. Wow! this sandwich is a superb idea! Bookmarked

  8. this is a great idea, to include cheela in the pav. wow need to try this

  9. This is such a neat idea. Makes the pav really filling.

  10. thanks for the cheela recipe. I was looking for a delicious one. As for cheela pav its yum.

  11. ohh yumm vaishali, i cannot lick the screen here, i m so close to it and my kids are giving me weird look!

  12. I had no idea that cheelas are used in sandwiches. This is an interesting one.

  13. I have had cheela in bread with ketchup and chutney. However, cheela in a pav with onion and tomatoes sounds like a great idea! Trying this really soon :)

  14. Would never have thought of stuffing with cheela btw pav vaishali. Such an interesting idea

  15. That's such a delicious protein rich sandwich. Love it.

  16. Wow...cheela and pav sound lovely together. Reminds me of the omelette pav stall near my office which was the quick filling lunch on busy days.

  17. How many pav varieites do you have. This is simply yumm

  18. good option for omellete pavs and the idea of adding pomegrnate seeds to cheela is new to me...