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moong dal chilla

Moong Dal Chilla

Moon dal chila is the healthy pancake with just a few ingredients.This moong dal cheela is a healthy, nutritious and tasty chilla made with moong lentils.Just like Dosa in South India, Chilla is an absolute favourite Breakfast recipe in North India.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 128 kcal


  • yellow moong dal-1 bowl,1/2 cup yogurt whisked,1 cup spinach finely chopped,1  onion medium size, finely chopped,1/2 cup coriander leaves finely chopped,2 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste,1 teaspoon cumin seeds,1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder,1/2 teaspoon red chili powder,1 teaspoon lemon juice,Salt to taste,Oil for cooking


  • First wash and soak the moong dal for 4 to 5 hours/overnight
    Next day Grind it to fine paste, with very little water
    In a moong dal paste add remaining ingredients and combine well.Add little water and adjust the consistency to a creamy thick that coats the back of the spoon.
    Once the batter is ready, heat pan and spray it with oil.Then, pour a ladle full or two of batter depending upon the size of the moong dal chilla you want to make. 
    Let it cook well until the base gets light golden brown color and the top of chilla gets dried.Now, drizzle oil on the top, flip it and cook on another side until done. 
    Serve them hot immediately with any chutney of your choice.


Keyword breakfast, easy recipe, kids recipe, moond dal chilla, quick, side dish