Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila


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Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila

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Chilla is north India’s answer to dosas. Chillas are thin, tasty pancakes, which can be made using different ingredients, and with or without fillings placed inside them. Chilla is much loved by Gujaratis, and it is a popular roadside snack in Mumbai too.


Here is a protein-rich Moong Dal Chilla, stuffed with a deliciously flavoured mixture of potatoes and green peas. You will thoroughly enjoy the blend of textures and flavours, which you will experience in every mouthful of this Stuffed Moong Dal Chilla. Serve it hot, fresh off the Tava

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Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila recipe - How to make Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 chillas
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Ingredients

For The Chillas
1 1/2 cups green moong dal (split green gram) with skin , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
12 tsp peanut oil for cooking

For The Stuffing
2 cups boiled potato cubes
3/4 cup boiled green peas
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tbsp dried mango powder (amchur)
salt to taste

For Serving
green chutney
Method
For the chillas

    For the chillas
  1. Combine the moong dal, green chillies and approx. 1 cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while mashing it slightly using a potato masher.
  3. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and lightly grease it with oil. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread it evenly to make a thin circle of 175 mm. (7") diameter.
  2. Cook, using 1 tsp oil, till it turns golden brown in colour form both the sides.
  3. Place one portion of the stuffing on one half of the chilla and fold it to make a semi-circle.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 11 more chillas.
  5. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila recipe with step by step photos

Other cheela recipe

  1. Chilla or Cheela are popular Indian crepes. They have a texture similar to a soft dosa. Moong dal cheela is packed with a lot of protein and fibre. They make up for a quick and easy breakfast & evening snack. You can relish them as it is with pudina chutney and sweet chutney or roll it with various stuffing to make them wholesome. Listing down some popular chilla recipes : 

For the batter of moong dal chila

  1. For preparing the moong dal chila, pick and clean the green moong dal. You can also use yellow moong dal or a combination of both. Also, you can add some urad dal to increase the nutrient content of the cheela. Wash and transfer the moong dal to a deep bowl.
  2. Pour enough water to submerge the dal.
  3. keep it aside to soak for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours, drain the dal.
  5. Transfer to a mixer jar.
  6. Add green chillies. To make moong dal cheela more flavorful, add in some ginger, garlic, curry leaves, coriander to the batter if you like.
  7. Add approx. ¾ cup of water.
  8. Blend in a mixer till smooth.
  9. Transfer it to a bowl.
  10. Add the asafoetida. This aids in digestion.
  11. Add the salt. Mix well and our moong dal chilla batter is ready! 

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, starting with potatoes.
  4. Next, add the boiled green peas.
  5. Add finely chopped green chillies.
  6. Add dried mango powder to give our stuffing a nice tangy flavour.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  9. Mash it slightly using a potato masher and our potato-green pea stuffing for moong dal chilla is ready. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to make stuffed moong dal chilla

  1. To prepare stuffed moong dal cheelas, heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and lightly grease it with oil.
  2. Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava .
  3. Spread it evenly to make a thin circle of 175 mm. (7") diameter. You can keep the size of chila small or big as per your desire.
  4. Drizzle a little oil all over and along the edges to cook the moong dal chilla.  Ghee/Butter can be used instead of oil.
  5. Cook till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  6. Place one portion of the stuffing on one half of the chilla.
  7. Fold it to make a semi-circle.
  8. Remove our aloo-matar moong dal cheela in a plate.
  9. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 11 more stuffed mung dal chillas.
  10. Serve mung dal cheelas immediately with green chutney.
Accompaniments

Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chilla
Energy128 cal
Protein7.5 g
Carbohydrates21 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.7 mg

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Reviews

Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila
5
 on 28 Jan 20 08:54 AM


Yes I have tried this recipe earlier Instead of stuffing it like that ...I chopped all the veg like carrot, onion ,tomato,belpeeper and mixed t in the batter.....it''s yummy
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Happy to know you have liked the recipe.. do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback..
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28 Jan 20 04:43 PM
Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila
5
 on 02 Oct 17 11:07 PM


Instead of Moong Daal with skin, it is preferable to use whole Moong grain. In that case, you need to soak it for about 8-10 hours. It gives a fluffy appearance and good taste. Even stuffing is not required, just some chatni will help.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Uma, Thank you for your suggestion...
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03 Oct 17 08:34 AM
High Protein Moongdal Chilas
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 on 02 Jan 16 05:11 PM


Moong dal chilla. .A filling breakfast and snack. I tried this recipe for breakfast and everybody enjoyed.. It. . This is a must try recipe... Served hot taste the best...
High Protein Moongdal Chilas
5
 on 06 Aug 15 10:24 AM


Simple taste, super easy to make, very healthy. I made on non-stick with zero oil and they tasted yum. Best served hot.