4 h 30 m
– 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.
– Add salt, grated carrots and cilantro. Add the chopped onions if using that as well. Mix well.
– 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.
– Remove the moong dal chilla and serve hot with chutney.