Moong Dal Uttapam Video by Tarla Dalal

Moong Dal Uttapam Video by Tarla Dalal

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No, this is not a dosa although the batter seems like one. No, it is definitely not a puri although it looks like one. Indeed, this Moong Dal Savoury is like no snack you have ever tasted before. A deliciously savoury batter of moong dal, curds and spices is topped with a peppy green peas mix and cooked on a tava till it turns an irresistible golden in colour. This sumptuous snack is great to have for breakfast, but can be served at parties too. You can save time by preparing the topping the previous day itself.


Recipe Description for Moong Dal Uttapam, Chilla

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Makes 9 uttapams
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For The Batter
3/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
2 tbsp fresh curd (dahi)
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
1/2 tsp salt
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder

For The Topping
1 1/4 cups boiled and mashed green peas
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tbsp coconut oil or oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
oil for cooking

For Serving With Moong Dal Uttapam
green chutney
sweet chutney


For the batter

  1. Soak the dal for at least 2 to 3 hours and drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked dal, curds, green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the salt, asafoetida, besan and baking powder and mix gently. Keep aside.

For the green peas topping

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green peas, salt and green chillies, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the dried mango powder and coriander and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}moong dal uttapam{/span} heat a greased non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it using a little oil.
  2. Pour a spoonful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 100 mm. (4”) diameter circle. We poured 3 spoonfuls of batter on the tava at one time.
  3. Spread a little stuffing on it and press it gently.
  4. Cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes
  5. Turn it upside down and cook again for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Repeat with the remaining mixture and stuffing to make 6 more uttapams.
  7. Serve {span class="bold1"}moong dal uttapam{/span} hot with green chutney and sweet chutney.

See step by step images of Moong Dal Uttapam, Chilla Recipe

  1. Prepare green peas stuffing 1 day in advance.

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