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How To make Leftover Dal Cheela? | Instant Leftover Dal Cheela Recipe

Dal Cheela is a popular Indian dish that is made with leftover dal. It is a delicious and nutritious dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In this recipe, we will be using leftover dal to make a cheela.

Here is a breakfast recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


  • 1 cup leftover dal
  • 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for frying


  • In a mixing bowl, add the leftover dal and besan (gram flour). Mix well until there are no lumps.
  • Add the chopped onion, green chili, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add a little water to the mixture to make a batter. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of oil and spread it evenly on the pan.
  • Pour a ladle full of the batter onto the pan and spread it evenly in a circular motion.
  • Cook the cheela for 2-3 minutes on one side until it turns golden brown. Flip the cheela and cook for another minute on the other side.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the dal cheela hot with chutney or tomato ketchup.


  • You can add other vegetables like grated carrot, cabbage, or spinach to the batter to make it more nutritious.
  • To make the cheela more crispy, you can add a little rice flour to the batter.
  • You can also add some chopped coriander leaves to the batter for added flavor


Leftover dal cheela is a quick and easy dish that can be made using leftover dal. It is a great way to use up leftover food and create a delicious and nutritious meal. The recipe is simple and can be made in just a few minutes. Serve it hot with chutney or tomato ketchup and enjoy a tasty meal that is perfect for any time of the day.

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