Mix Lentils and Beans Chila/Dosa/Pancake

Updated on 25-June-2018 with pictures and more content

More into clean eating, healthy food for everyone and counting calories. I use to make this mix Lentil and Beans Chila/pancake earlier, but it was specific to only green and yellow mung dals. Now I add everything I can. I generally mix dals, beans and rice mixture and keep it in a jar, so next time, when required take the amount desired ,soak it, grind it and you are done, instead of making the mix again. I have taken once equal ratio for all, but it becomes too nutritious :P, I mean the texture is too tough to eat, especially when you have mung beans, black chana, rajma, etc. So now I take more of Yellow and green mung dal and the rest less.

Need to check more about Dal’s and some recipes, on my blog check out this:

Bedai (Dal Puri’s)
Brocolli Toor/Arhar Dal
Char Dal (Mixed Dal)
Left Over Dal Pancake
Masoor Dal/Brown Lentils/Kali Masoor ki Dal
Mung Dal Halwa
Oats & Green Dal Toast
Oats and Green Dal Chila (Pan Cake)
Pearl Barley and Mung Dal Khichdi
27 Dazzling Dals


I generally add the following things or whatever I have in my kitchen and the dals or beans I know I cannot eat when cooked as it is. Feel free to add, remove or change any ratio.

Lentils and Bean Mix Ingredients

Yellow mung dal (3/4 Cup)
Green mung dal (3/4 Cup)
Green whole mung (1/2 Cup)
Urad dal (1/2 Cup)
Red matki (1/2 Cup– this used to be never in my kitchen)
Chana Dal (1/4 Cup)
Toor dal (1/2 Cup – Pigeon peas)
Sabudana (1/2 Cup)
Idli Rice (1/2 Cup)
Rajma (1/2 Cup – Kidney beans)
Black Chana (1/4-1/2 Cup– Black Chickpeas)
Kabuli Chana (1/4-1/2 Cup– White Chickpeas)

Mix all the above and keep it in a jar. 

I enjoy this with Green coriander chutney or Imli Sonth/Chutney or my latest new Recipe, Greek Yogurt Dill Dip

We have started with a new week in Blogging Marathon, where I am redoing my old posts.

So here goes the recipe:

Mix Lentils and Beans Chila/Dosa/Pancake


Mix Lentils and Beans Chila/Dosa/Pancake



  • 1 Cup of the Lentil and Bean Mix mixture
  • 1-2 green chillies (as per taste)
  • 2-3 garlic (optional, if you do not eat)
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt as per taste


  • Take 1 cup or as much needed of the Lentils and Bean Mix mixture. Wash it thoroughly with water and soak it for at least 6 hours. My soaked mixture below. The colors looks so beautiful.
  • In a mixture grind the soaked mixture along with green chillies, ginger, garlic, Cumin Seeds.
  • Add Asafoetida and Salt as per taste.
  • Keep aside and let the mixture ferment for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Add water to make it a dosa batter consistency. (Should be able to spread a dosa out of it)
  • Heat a pan or a dosa tawa. Once hot, rub it with oil on tissue or a potato slice.
  • Put a spoonful of batter on it and make it into pancake/dosa shape. Cook it on medium flame.
  • One can make it a bit thick if required, but then let it cook on slow flame.
  • Drizzle oil on the sides and in between.
  • Once cooked on the underside flip it and cook on the other side.


This dosa or chila has a rough texture. Children’s might not eat easily. My sister gave a tip to add a bit of sauf (fennel seeds) to use while grinding the mix so that kids enjoy it. Have to give it a try.


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