Rajgira Ghavan/Cheela

Rajgira Ghavan or Cheela is a type of Indian savory pancake made from a mixture of Rajgira flour (Amaranth flour) and wheat flour, which are both gluten-free. It is a popular dish in western India and is typically served as a breakfast or a snack item. The batter is made by mixing Rajgira flour, wheat flour, salt, and water and then cooked on a griddle.

Here is a simple recipe for Rajgira Ghavan/Cheela:


  • 1 cup Rajgira flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • Water, as needed
  • Oil for cooking


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rajgira flour, wheat flour, salt, and cumin powder.
  2. Slowly add water to the flour mixture and mix until you have a smooth and runny batter.
  3. Allow the batter to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Heat a griddle or a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a little oil.
  5. Pour a ladle of batter into the center of the griddle and spread it out evenly to make a thin pancake.
  6. Cook the ghavan/cheela until it is golden brown on one side, then flip it over and cook the other side.
  7. Remove from the griddle and serve hot with a side of chutney or yogurt.

Note: You can also add some more vegetables like grated carrots, onion, and green chili for added flavor and nutrition.






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