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Moong dal palak cheela

Moong dal palak cheela

11 Feb 2020 956 Views

Cheela is a thin, pancake that is very popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. This moong dal palak cheela is made of a wholesome batter of moong dal and spinach. The addition of spices enhance the taste of the cheela. A dash of crushed cumin boosts the aroma and flavour of the cheela, making it absolutely delicious.


  • Soak moong dal in water for 2 hrs.
  • Drain and blend in a mixer along with water till smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and add all the remaining ingredients. Add water, mix well and check the consistency of the batter.
  • Heat a non stick pan, sprinkle little water on the pan and wipe it off gently by using a muslin cloth.
  • Now pour a ladlefull of batter on it and spread on pan to make cheela.
  • Smear a little oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till cheela turns brown in colour and crisp.
  • Flip over and cook on the other side as well.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or curd.


  • Moong dal- 30 gms
  • Palak- 50 gms (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies- 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste- ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida- 2 pinch
  • Red chilli powder- ¼  tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp (coarsely crushed)
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per taste

Nutritive Value

Energy: 118 kcals

Carbohydrates: 19 gms

Proteins: 8 gms

Fats: 5.62 gms


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