Suji Pancakes Recipe – Sooji Ka Cheela

Sooji pancake is a fast breakfast with 90 calories. Add vegetables on top to make it healthy and make within 7 minutes. Suji ka cheela is an easy recipe.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  11 Jan, 18



Sooji pancake is made with the Semolina within 7 minutes. It is also known as Suji ka Cheela.

The question about 'How to make Suji ka Cheela' is answered in this tried and tested recipe from our kitchen.

Pancake is an English term, generally used to refer to a small round shaped flat-bread made with All-Purpose-flour (called Maida in Hindi). Its translation in Hindi is the word 'Cheela'.

This can serve as a great appetizer or a breakfast when you are out of time. You can pretty much top it up with any vegetable that you like. No need to boil the veggies, just add raw and they will roast while we cook it on pan.

Some recipes just use the water to dilute Sooji, but we use Curd (or commonly known as plain Yogurt in USA). It makes it a bit healthier as curd adds protein.

A similar pancake or Cheela is made with Gram Flour and is called Besan cheela in Hindi. You can also call it Besan Pancake.


2 min Prep
5 min Cook
Yield  4 number
Nutrition Facts
Suji Pancakes Recipe - Sooji Ka Cheela
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 152mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Making Suji Paste Preparation Time: 2 Minutes

  • Ingredients for suji pancake.
    Ingredients for suji pancake
    Ingredients for suji pancake 
  • First of all chop Tomato, Onion and Green Chili in small pieces as shown. Mix all three.
    Chop and mix veggies
    Chop and mix veggies 
  • Take a bowl and add Semolina (Suji). Add Curd and mix well.
    Mix Sooji and curd in a bowl
    Mix Sooji and curd in a bowl 
  • Add 1/4 cup water in Semolina to make a smooth paste.
  • Add Garam masala, Red Chili powder and Salt. Mix Well.
    Mix spices in Sooji curd paste
    Mix spices in Sooji curd paste 
  • Suji might loose its consistency while mixing. If required, add some more water to bring to dropping consistency.
  • The paste should neither be too thick nor too liquid. Maintain a dropping consistency.
  • Suji paste is ready.

Cooking pancake or Cheela Cook Time: 5 Minutes

  • Take a flat base pan and heat it on high flame for 2 minutes.
    Add suji paste on hot pan for cooking
    Add suji paste on hot pan for cooking 
  • After 2 minutes, spread 1 tsp of Oil on pan surface equally.
  • At this time, the pan would be hot enough to start cooking. Add 1/4 tsp of Fruit salt or Eno to Suji paste and mix well. Once fruit salt is added, do not wait to make the pan cakes. The fruit salt helps fluuf the paste a bit and it is important to immediately start the next step.
  • Turn stove to low flame and spread 3 tsp of batter on pan using a spoon. Try to add 3 tsp in one shot even if you have to use a bigger sized spoon.

    Once you drop the paste, press it at the center with spoon and rotate in circle to form a round shaped flat-bread.

    Do not overstretch. The circle should have a diameter of about 4 inches.

    If your pan is big enough to hold more than 1 cake, you can certainly cook more simultaneously.
  • Now spread onion, tomato and green chili mixture on top of Pan cake.
  • Use a spatula to lift the pac-cake bottom to check, if it has turned golden brown from bottom. If it has, spread few drops 4-5 of Oil on top face with vegetables of pan cake.
    Cook suji pancake on both sides
    Cook suji pancake on both sides 
  • Now turn it over flip and cook from other side too.
  • Once golden brown, it is ready.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and enjoy with Tomato sauce or green chutney (sauce).

 Storage and Serving Suggestions

Suji pancake
Suji pancake
  1. Sooji ka Cheela is best enjoyed with a hot drink like tea or coffee in breakfast.
  2. You can refrigerate them and re-heat in a microwave for 30 seconds before serving.
  3. You can also eat them like a sandwich. Just keep two pancakes on each other keeping their top inside. It tastes great like this too .

Recipe Recipe In English

   8 Useful Questions & Answers from comments

  1. Sweetly Mary
    Sweetly Mary 2 May, 14 at 7:53 am

    Hello mam Maahi.. i like all of ur recipes..It easy make.. you let know that i want how to make for kid school lunch box. I have not some idea to make kid school lunch.. my kid is 5 yrs old. I need to improve him health of food.. plz you can make for kid loves what food. thx u mam. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Maahi
      Maahi 2 May, 14 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Sweetly Mary, thanks for writing in.
      You can make this recipe for lunch as well.
      I do have many other recipes like Bread Pizza, Dhokla, Semolina Idli, Atta Pizza,Poha etc etc.
      I will surely add more lunch box recipes but i would request you to try any of these.
      Thanks once again.

  2. inayat
    inayat 8 Jul, 13 at 6:17 am

    Dear mam, I have tried many of ur recipes. Dey turned out great.But i dun knw wat happened ds tym. I was making d pancakes but even after eno dey didnt rise on pan. lyk dere were bubbles popping out. a consistent base ws nt cmg. proper ingredients in proper amounts were added. please help 🙁

    • Maahi
      Maahi 10 Jul, 13 at 12:47 am

      Its not possible after adding Eno i believe the Eno which you have used has expired..
      so please try and change the Eno pack..
      They will surely puff up….watch the video once again and see the size of the pancake, if it is same then that is how it should be.
      hope this will help.. let me know if you have any other problem as well with the recipe…..i will be happy to help.
      thnx for watching and writing in.

  3. falguni
    falguni 27 May, 13 at 7:21 am

    very easy and quik recipe. i love ur all recipes mam.

    • Maahi
      Maahi 28 May, 13 at 2:34 am

      Thanks a lot dear for watching us..
      this is one of my favorite recipe for breakfast 🙂
      easy to make and simply delicious to eat ..hope you try and enjoy these too..

      • falguni
        falguni 28 May, 13 at 5:21 am

        mam i was try this recipe( suji pan cake) yesterday night.. my all family like this pan cake
        and specially my hasband like this hubby always told me k
        tuje to kuch khana banana nai ata, but after eating this pan cake,his
        statement is change.unhone kaha bahot accha banaya he.sabse badi baat mere 2 yrs k baby ne bhi pet bhar k khaya. tahnx mam.all
        credit gose to u.

        • Maahi
          Maahi 28 May, 13 at 2:28 pm

          Wow Falguni.. that;s really nice to know. I am really glad that you all liked my recipe and subscribe and visit us more often to get the delicious recipes..
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