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Moong dal chilla

Moong dal chilla

26 Dec 2019 1013 Views

Moong dal chilla is an easy to make recipe that can be prepared for breakfast and lunch boxes. It is full of fiber and complex carbohydrates. This visually appealing meal does not require much time. The addition of flaxseed powder into chillas makes it rich in omega-3 fatty acids which is essential for brain, muscle and bone development. Try this yummy and nutritious simple recipe with stir-fried vegetables.


  • Rinse moong dal and soak for 3-4 hrs or overnight.
  • Discard the water, grind moong dal with water.
  • Take the batter in a bowl, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, flax seed powder and salt.
  • Mix well, then add coriander leaves, onion, tomatoes, grated ginger, green chillies and hing.
  • Mix well and allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check the consistency of the batter, it has to be pouring consistency. Neither too thick nor too thin.
  • Heat a non stick pan, add a scoopful of batter towards the center of the pan and spread it.
  • Drizzle few drops of oil around the edges of the chilla.
  • Cook the chilla on medium heat till they becomes crispy and brown.
  • Flip the chillas and cook the other side.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or curd.


  • Moong dal- 30 gms (soaked)
  • Onion- 25 gms
  • Carrots- 25 gms
  • Tomato- 25 gms
  • Ginger- ½ tsp (grated)
  • Green chillies- 2 (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves- 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Flax seed powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida- a pinch
  • Water- as required
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per taste

Nutritive Value

Energy: 192 kcals

Carbohydrates: 23 gms

Proteins: 9.73 gms

Fats: 6.382 gms

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