Palak Oats Cheela | Spinach Oats Cheela

Cheelas are a common breakfast or snack food in India, these are basically savoury pancakes. There are many kinds like Besan Cheela, Moong Dal Cheela, etc.

Spinach Oats Cheelas have goodness of oats and spinach, which makes them super healthy. Also they are super easy to make; you’ll need spinach, oats, ginger, green chillies and a few spices. 

I had stuffed them with some grated paneer (Indian cottage cheese) to have a little protein kick as well. And it is totally optional.

Also try: Oats Moong Dal Cheela, Besan Cheela or Sooji Cheela.

Course: Breakfast or Snacks

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 30 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 45 mins

Servings: makes around 7-8 cheelas


  1. Spinach – 1.5 cups (tightly packed)
  2. Ground Rolled Oats – 1 cup
  3. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 1 cup (grated) (optional)
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch (roughly chopped)
  5. Green Chilli – 2 (roughly chopped)
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  10. Water – 1 1/4 cup
  11. Oil to cook cheelas
  12. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Spinach Oats Cheela:

  1. Take a blending jar and add spinach, 1/4 cup water, ginger & green chillies. Blend to a smooth paste
  2. Transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add ground oats, 1 cup water, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, ground black pepper and salt. Mix to make a smooth consistency batter. Let it rest for 20 mins
  3. Heat a non stick pan or tawa and spread a few drops of oil, pour a ladle full of batter in the centre and spread out to form a circle
  4. Cook it till crisp, pour a few drops of oil and flip. Similarly do the other side
  5. Your Spinach Oats Cheela is ready. Stuff it with some grated paneer and serve hot with ketchup or your favorite chutney.



  1. Thank you..its too healthy..
    1 suggestion
    Instead of water you may add curd and to balance consistency you may use buttermilk to make it more protein rich.

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