Instant Sooji Cheela

Instant Sooji Cheela Recipe | Instant Rava Cheela

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What is instant rava/sooji cheela?

Instant rava cheela is a pancake made using as the name suggests rava/sooji i.e. semolina. It is been flavoured with some ginger chilli paste and fresh coriander and to add some bite to it, chopped onions have been added. Further as the name suggests it is an instant recipe and doesn’t ask for too much of your time, making it an apt instant breakfast recipe.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for rava chilla recipe

As such instant sooji cheela can be prepared with any variety of semolina that is available; in the recipe I have used the regular variety (the thick one). Also I have the practice to roast semolina slightly (without any change of colour) and store it. It not only keeps semolina fresh but also gives better results. I have not added many vegetables as I wanted the recipe to be quick to make. Yogurt has been used in the recipe. Use fresh yogurt and not sour one. Little sugar can be added to balance the flavours.

Other cheela recipes on the blog are dal ka cheela, besan ka cheela and more.

Instant Sooji Cheela Recipe

Preparation time 5 minutes
Passive time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Serves/Makes 6-8 cheelas

Ingredients for Instant Sooji Cheela Recipe

1 cup roasted semolina (sooji/rava), preferably slightly roasted

½ cup yogurt (dahi)

½ cup water + ¼ cup water

Salt to taste

1 pinch red chilli powder

1 pinch turmeric powder

1 medium sized onion, chopped

Handful of chopped coriander

1 tsp ginger chilli paste

Oil for roasting

Instant Sooji Cheela Recipe

  1. Take 1 cup semolina in a mixing bowl. Add ½ cup yogurt (dahi).
  2. Add ½ cup water.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, add 1 chopped onion, 1 tsp ginger chilli paste and handful of chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Add spices i.e. salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder and red chilli powder each.
  7. Mix well. Add ¼ cup water.
  8. Check the consistency. Batter should have thick but flowing consistency.
  9. Heat a pan. Spread the batter on pan. Cook on low flame. Once it seems partly cooked drizzle little oil. 
  10. Cook from the other side too till cheela is golden from both the sides. Serve hot. Bon appétit. 


  • You can add in vegetables of your choice such as chopped tomatoes, grated carrot, crushed peas etc.
  • You can add in black pepper powder for flavouring.


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