Soft, fluffy and Moong dal chilla for perfect low-fat meal! This green moong recipe is tasty nutrient rich healthy Indian breakfast. Plate it up for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this healthy breakfast recipe will keep you happy and energetic all through the day.
How to Make Moong Dal Cheela – Mung Bean Pancake
Moong dal chilla is an easy protein-packed breakfast recipe. Filled with nutrition and rich in taste, it will be perfect for your kid’s lunch box. This is ideal low fat, Low GI breakfast recipe for Indian meal plan and diet. Soft mung beans pancakes stuffed with chopped onions and green chilies, moong dal chilla is full of fiber and carbohydrates.
The best thing about making chillas is that you can cook them according to your preference. With the same cheela batter, I make both soft and crispy chillas.
If you want to make crispy moong dal chilla then spread the batter thinly and evenly. And for soft chillas, just pour the batter like pancakes and add a pinch of baking soda. Soft, fluffy and exquisite mung bean pancake is your perfect low-fat meal and fits greatly in Indian weight-loss meal plan. Low in GI these are good for diabetics too. Moond dal with skin is better in terms of fibers than skinned moong dal or yellow dal. If you like that recipe you can check stuffed moong dal chilla recipe here.
To make a soft chilla always keep the heat from low-to-medium and covering them with lid ensures proper cooking. This way the chilla will cook from within and there will be no raw taste of moong dal.
Moong Dal Health Benefits
Moong dal is power-packed with healthy nutrients. It is rich in potassium, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that helps to control blood pressure. Regular intake of moong dal will reduce chronic diseases and is good for diabetics. You can make it by either following the recipe prep or watching the video. I love to serve moong dal chilla with pico de gallo or green chutney. You can even serve it as a snack or with any curry raita or plain dahi.
Moong Dal Chilla Recipe Notes
A few tips to keep in mind while making moong dal chilla recipe.
- Wash and soak moong dal dal for 3-4 hours prior to making the batter.
- Do not make a very thick batter, keep the batter to a medium consistency.
- Always add water in small batches while making the batter.
- You can make mung bean batter in advance but make sure to add baking powder only just before cooking.
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Moong Dal Chilla
Soft, fluffy and exquisite Moong dal chilla is your perfect low-fat meal! This green moong recipe is a delicious 10 min meal served with a tangy Mexican Dip.
Moong Dal Chilla
- 1 cup Moong Dal (soaked)
- 1/2 cup Green Peas
- 2-3 tablespoon Water
- 2-3 tablespoon Onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger chopped
- 1 teaspoon Coriander leaves chopped
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon Green Chili chopped
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Moong Dal Pancake
Take soaked and drained moon dal and blend in a mixer using little water to make a thick paste.
Pour it in a bowl and then take green peas and blend it too to make a thick paste.
Take a bowl and add moong dal, peas. Now add onion, ginger, coriander leaves, salt and green chili in it.
Mix it and then add baking soda in it.
Mix well and add water to make a thin batter. Add water in small batches to get your desired consistency.
Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add a little oil to coat the pan
When the pan is hot, scoop ½ cup mixture for each chilla and flatten out until 1cm thick.
Cook for a few minutes until bottom is golden brown and then flip and cook on the other side.
Usually, the cooking time for each chilla is about 4-5 minutes. You can even place them into a pre-heated oven to keep warm while making the remaining chillas.
Repeat the same process with remaining mixture.
Serve hot with pica de gallo or tomato ketchup.