Moong Dal Chilla

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Moong Cheela


Moong dal chilla also spelled Moong cheela is one of the easiest Indian Gluten free pancake that we could make for breakfast or dinner. Moong dal or mung bean is one of the easily cooking and digestible lentil.

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Recipe Facts:


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South Indian

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Total Time

4 h 30 m

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14 dosai

– Moong dal yellow – Green Chilies – Red chilies – Ginger – Carrot grated finely – Cilantro – Cumin seeds – Salt – Oil

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– Wash the moong dal well and then soak it in fresh water.  – When ready to grind, drain the moong dal. – In a blender / mixer jar, add the drained moong dal, green chilies, red chilies, ginger and turmeric powder. Grind the mixture. – Pour the ground batter in a bowl.

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Steps 1-4

– Add salt, grated carrots and cilantro. Add the chopped onions if using that as well. Mix well.

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Step 5

– Heat a cast iron tawa / pan or a non stick pan. Pour a ladle full of batter. Smear the batter in a circular motion spreading it to form a pancake / dosai. – Drizzle oil around the chilla evenly. Let it cook on this side and then flip the cheela to cook on the other side.

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Steps 6-7

– Remove the moong dal chilla and serve hot with chutney.

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