Atta Cheela Recipe ~ Salty Whole Wheat-Flour Pancake Recipe

This is delicious, easy and healthy recipe for breakfast. Whole wheat flour or atta is easily available in every kitchen. It is an instant and easy recipe. This is famous among kids too, they love to have it. You can serve it with Dhaniya Chutney or tomato sauce. This is pure vegetarian recipe and healthy too. This is one of the most preferred food for those Fasting(vrat) days.

This is instant pancake recipe or you can have it anytime. In Bangalore, the weather is always pleasant and rain is falling anytime, for that time I am feeling to have it something like pakode's but for making pakode you need to spend more time, but I wanted to make any jhatpat recipe with tea and wanna to enjoy rain also. So, I made this salty whole wheat-flour pancake.  

This is a traditional recipe made from whole wheat flour, onion and with fresh herbs & spices. Serve with any green chutney and tomato sauce for a light dinner, or with tea or coffee.

You can make end number of pancake recipe like sweet cheela (punjabi meetha pooda) eggless chocolate pancake, potato pancake, veggie pancake and many more...
This is one easiest pancake which are having less ingredients and time also. For prepared this recipe, we need to be prepared batter first. Let's start to make this easy and quick recipe with simple step-by-step process.

Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour (atta) - 1 cup

Roughly chopped Onion  - 1 no
Green chilli chopped - 1 no
Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Fresh Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Water as required

Preparation Method :

1.  In a bowl combine together whole wheat flour, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, chopped onions, chopped coriander leaves

and add sufficient water to make a thick but pouring consistency batter.
Heat a non stick pan or normal tawa on a medium heat with little bit oil. Pour a ladle full of batter on a tawa drizzle some oil and fry till golden brown on both the sides.
Cook in a low flame, once the one side is cooked. You can changed the other side of cheela with the help of Spatula and cook it well, you can see it in below picture. 

4. Once both the sides of the cheela or pancake has been browned, I lifted off them the tawa or pan and placed them on a plate.

5. Serve hot Atta cheela with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy :)


  1. Savita @ChefDeHomeMay 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    I often make sweet cheela this way! I'm sure salty will taste awsome too :) great share, Jolly!

  2. Very Yummy!!My husband loves this alot :)

  3. Delightful! I can almost smell the scent of these beautiful pancakes here in my computer LOL. I would love to try those with some chutney as you recommended!

    1. sweet of you Georgina, I am glad that you liked my recipe, thank you so so much dear :)

  4. Lovely chillas jolly...with the coriander leaves used they are flavourful too