rava chilla recipe, sooji cheela recipe
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4.25 from 4 votes

suji ka cheela

easy recipe of chilla made with sooji or rava.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 1 to 2
Calories: 836kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup sooji (rava or cream of wheat)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) or cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 pinch red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt as required
  • 1.25 cups water
  • oil as required


making batter for sooji cheela

  • take 1 cup fine sooji (rava or cream of wheat) in a bowl.
  • add 1 cup water. mix very well and allow the batter to rest for 30 minutes.
  • after 30 minutes, rava will absorb much of the water and will become very soft.
  • then add the remaining ingredients in the batter except oil and the remaining 1/4 cup water. mix very well.
  • next add 1/4 cup water again and mix very well.
  • the batter should have a slightly medium thick consistency.

making suji ka chilla

  • heat a pan and spread a bit of oil in it.
  • take a ladle of the batter & gently spread the batter on the pan to make small to medium chillas. 
  • the pan has to be on a low flame when you pour and spread the chilla batter. otherwise you won't be able to spread the batter easily.
  • just lightly spread the batter to a neat round shape. don't try to spread too much as the chillas will break.
  • let the sooji chilla cook on a low to medium flame.
  • when the top of the suji chilla looks cooked, then sprinkle some oil on the sides and top. with the spoon itself, spread the oil all over.
  • when the base has cooked and become light golden, then flip and cook the other side.
  • when the second side gets light golden or the onions in the chilla, look golden or caramelized, then remove the suji cheela and serve.
  • serve sooji ka cheela hot or warm with any chutney or sauce of your choice.


  • the recipe serves 1 to 2, but can be easily be doubled or tripled.


Calories: 836kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2710mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 1230mg | Iron: 57.8mg