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moonglet or Moong dal Pizza

Moong dal Pizza or Moonglet

Moonglet or Moong Dal pizza! A delicious upgrade to your moong dal cheela recipe is perfect Indian breakfast with a cheesy twist. Flavour of fresh salsa with melting cheese on top and in the center this makes a great snack or Lunch box recipe.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: continental, indian cuisine
Keyword: 30 minutes, breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rekha Kakkar
Cost: 2$


  • Griddle
  • Non-Stick Pan (US)


Moong Dal Chilla

  • 1 cup Moong Dal soaked
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • 2-3 tablespoon Water
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chilii
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 5 cheese slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 40 g Mozzarella cheese

For Fresh salsa

  • chopped onion
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped coriander or cilantro
  • Chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime juice


Moong dal Batter for Cheela

  • Take soaked and drained moong 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 the peas to make a thick paste.
  • Take a bowl and add moong dal paste,  peas paste. Now add chopped onion, grated ginger, chopped coriander leaves, salt to taste and chopped green chili in it.
  • Mix it and then add baking soda in it.
  • Mix well and add water to make a batter of medium consistency.
  • Add water in small batches to get your desired consistency of chilla batter.

To make fresh salsa

  • In a bowl add chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander or cilantro, salt to taste, chopped jalapeno pepper, salt to taste, lime juice and mix them well and keep aside for the flavours to mingle.

Prepare Moonglet or Moongdal Cheese Pizza Cheela

  • For making cheela, Heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
  • Add a little oil and brush it to coat the pan
  • When the pan is hot, scoop ladleful of prepared batter for each chilla and spread it out.
  • Cook for a few minutes until bottom is golden brown and then flip and cook on the other side.
  • Take it out and keep it aside.
  • Now prepare another pancake or chila like this. When done spread a layer of fresh salsa over it and cut each cheese slice into 4 triangles.
  • Arrange the cheese slices to cover the chilla. Also add grated mozzarella on top of it.
  • Now place other prepared chila over this cheese layer and press it with spatula.
  • Cook it on low heat from both the sides. Flipping occasionally and apply butter to cook it.
  • Now when cooked from both the sides, place the remaining cheese slices over it and cover.
  • Cook this till cheese is melted which will take 2-3 minutes.
  • Now to serve I like to add a good sprinkle of chaat masala, some chilli flakes and some chopped coriander. Cut it into slices and enjoy and cheesy treat!