How to make Moong Dal Chilla -

Pan fried moong dal batter pancakes filled with crumbled paneer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Marwari Vegetarian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram, Ginger (अदरक)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Moong Dal Chilla

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Moong dal ground into a smooth batter along with onions and spices is pan-fried and filled with crumbled cottage cheese. It makes a great breakfast and a delicious snack. Served along with some green mint chutney just like that or sandwich it between slices of bread to make a delicious sandwich.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Moong Dal Chilla Recipe

  • Split green gram 1/4 cup

  • Ginger 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 5-6 cloves

  • Onion roughly chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Green chutney 3/4 cup

  • Skimmed milk cottage cheese (paneer) 3/4 cup


Step 1

Soak moong dal in three cups of water for about half an hour. Drain and grind with ginger, garlic, onion, green chillies and salt to a smooth batter.

Step 2

Add red chilli power and mix well. Heat a tawa and grease it. Spread a ladle full of batter to a thin disc. Drizzle a little oil and cook on medium heat till the underside is done.

Step 3

Carefully flip over, drizzle a little oil and cook till the other side is done too. Spread some green chutney over the chilla. Sprinkle paneer and fold the chilla over to a half moon shape. Serve hot.

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