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Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious and healthy breakfast or snack from the North of India. They are flourless savory crepes, made using yellow or green or a mix of both the split moong dal. A few spices are added to the batter and you have healthy, delicious, and crispy crepes.

Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
Yellow Moong Dal Chilla


Healthy Moong Dal Chilla

They are high protein and made without any rice so less on carbs. A perfect vegan and gluten-free breakfast or meal for those on diet or watching their weights. As moong dal is high in protein and fiber it is good for digestion. It also helps those who watch their sugar levels and hence a healthy breakfast for diabetics.


LunchBox or Finger Food

These moong dal chillas can be made as a wrap with some fillings like in this Oats and Green Dal Chilla and can be packed for your kids lunchbox. You can make them bite-size and serve it as finger food for your super active toddler. 

Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
Green Moong Dal Chilla


Stuffing & Toppings in Chillas

Though I say that they are made for breakfast or snacks, I can eat them any time of the day. For me, they are also a perfect filling meal. At times I love to add different veggies or paneer in the stuffing. Like I stuff cabbage in this Mung Sprouts & Methi Chila. I have already detailed out more recipes of chilla in my earlier post on Chilla Platter.         


As said, different veggies can be added in these moong dal chillas’ One can even top it up with tomatoes, peas, corn, etc. Cheese and paneer go well with this chillas. You can experiment with different shapes and make it exciting for kids.


The best thing about this chillas is that they do not need any fermentation. Once your batter is made you can start making the cheelas. Quick to make and perfect for your morning or evening snacks. 

Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.


Can we store the Batter?

It is best to make the chilla batter fresh. However, if you have leftover or you need to make it in bulk, you can make it for 1-2 days and store it in the fridge. When making the chillas from the batter kept in the fridge, remove it at least 20-30 minutes before.



So here goes the recipe of Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.

Moong Dal Chilla | Cheela (Savory Yellow & Green Moong Dal Crepes)

Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Dal, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Lunch Box, Moong Dal, Toddler Food, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Soaking Time: 4 hours
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Split Moong Dal (Dry – once soaked it will be around 1 Cup.
  • ¼ inch piece of Ginger
  • 2-3 green chilies (as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon of Asafoetida
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

Instructions

  • Clean and Rinse the Moong Dal.
  • Soak it for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Once soaked, give a quick rinse and drain all the water.
  • In a blender, add the dal, ginger, green chilies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and salt.
  • Grind it to a smooth batter using just enough water.
  • The batter should not be thin or too thick, but semi-thick.
  • Heat a Dosa tawa or a Crepe pan.
  • Once hot, drizzle or brush some oil using a clean tissue or a pastry brush.
  • Pour around a ladle full or around 3 tablespoons of batter on a pan.
  • Spread it like dosa by making circles outwards with the help of the back of the ladle.
  • Let this cook on medium and drizzle some oil along the edges.
  • Once it starts getting cooked from the edges, it will start leaving the sides.
  • Flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  • Similarly, prepare the rest of the chillas.
    Moong Dal Chilla is a nutritious, healthy and flourless savory crepes from North of India generally enjoyed as breakfast or snacks.
  • Serve this for breakfast with Chutney of your choice.

Notes

  • 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • One can use Yellow Moong Dal or Green Moong Dal or a mix of Both.
  • Cook Time is approximate for 8-10 chillas
  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
 
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    NARMADHA

    Friday 20th of November 2020

    I make the green moong dal one (pesarattu) very often. These chilla is very healthy, nutritious and perfect to enjoy for breakfast. We always like it with sambar and chutney.

    Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    Wednesday 14th of October 2020

    Such a nutritious and filling chilla. Love the fact that we don't need to ferment them. So yumm.

    Chloe Edges

    Thursday 24th of September 2020

    Wow, I've never seen this dish before. I always thought lentil based pancakes would be much harder to made. Mind you, I'm not sure that I could make them quite so pretty with the back of a ladle but I'm willing to give it a try!

    Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Friday 25th of September 2020

    It might be difficult for first one or two, but then you will be able too. Thank You

    Choclette

    Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

    Love the sound of these. I've been meaning to make dosas for ages, but these look a bit easier. So I might just start with them.

    Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

    Thank You, yes they do not need fermentation so relatively quick.

    Corina Blum

    Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

    These look fantastic - I'd love to try making them for my family. I know my husband and I would love them and hopefully the kids too.

    Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

    Thank You, hope you all like it.