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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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