Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila

High Protein Moongdal Chilas

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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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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
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 tbsp dried mango powder (amchur)
salt to taste

For Serving
green chutney
For the chillas

    For the chillas
  1. Combine the moong dal, green chillies and approx. ¾ 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 little 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.


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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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Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila
 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...
03 Oct 17 08:34 AM
High Protein Moongdal Chilas
 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
 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.