Meetha Cheela or Aata Ka Meetha Cheela is one of those sweet snacks that you make when you don’t want to cook anything. Since it’s made with whole wheat flour, it’s pretty hearty and very satisfying. And I love the fact that it does not need too many ingredients, so you don’t need to shop specifically for this. A must try.
|Preparation Time:||20 minutes|
|Aata (whole wheat flour)||1/2 cup|
|Coarsely ground aunf (fennel) seeds||1/2 tsp|
|Water||1/2 cup + 2 tbsp|
|Ghee (clarified butter) or oil||1 tbsp|
- Mix all the ingredients except ghee or oil in a smooth batter. Make sure that there are no lumps. If the sugar is coarse, grind it first.
- Heat a nonstick pan. Coat the pan with a few drops of ghee or oil.
- Pour a spoonful of batter in the middle of the pan. Tilt and rotate the pan so that batter spreads in a circular thin layer. You will see small holes in the batter.
- Add a few more drops of ghee on top and on the sides for it to cook. Check to see if the bottom is a little brown. If done, flip the cheela. Add a few more drops of ghee and cook this side also. Aate Ka Meetha Cheela is ready.
- Serve Aate Ka Meetha Cheela immediately when both sides are brown.
- Don’t cook this on low heat, it will become hard. Keep the heat at medium.
- This becomes hard after it cools down so you can’t really keep it for later. Personally I like it even when it’s hard. It tastes delicious. Also if you like it soft, keep it light brown.
- This is one of my favorite ad hoc sweet recipes. It’s easy to make, takes very little time and you can make it in very small quantities also.
- You can easily use brown sugar in it. Brown sugar releases calories slowly in the body, which is much healthier than the normal sugar.