Moong Dal Chilla

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Total Time:
2.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - Yellow Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup - White Urad dal
  • 2 cups - Finely chopped Spinach
  • 1 - Large Onion, sliced finely
  • 2 - Green Chilies, chopped finely (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable/Sunflower oil

How to Make Moong Dal Chilla

  • Soak the yellow moong dal and Urad dal together for 2 hours.
  • Grind into a fine paste by adding 1.5 cups of water.
  • Make sure to use the water which is used for soaking.
  • It has all the nutrition of the lentils in it.
  • The batter should be of thick pouring consistency.
  • Heat frying pan, crackle the cumin seeds and add the sliced onions.
  • Saute on medium heat till the onion changes colour.
  • Add the sauteed onions, chopped spinach, chopped green chillies (optional), turmeric powder and salt to the lentil batter.
  • Heat the non stick griddle on medium heat, spread 1 ladle full of batter on the griddle.
  • Put about a tsp of oil around spread batter.
  • Let it cook on medium heat.
  • After about half a minute, flip it over.
  • You will notice that one side has become golden brown.
  • Cook until both sides have a golden brown colour.
  • You might like the chilla to be crisp, so you can let it cook a little more on low heat till you get the required texture.
  • Alternatively you can add finely chopped raw cabbage, chopped mint leaves and raw grated carrots to make tasty chillas.