Moong Dal Chilla


    1 cup green gram, soaked, (moong dal)
    ¼ cup Black lentils, soaked,( urad dal)
    2 cup Spinach,chopped ( palak)
    1 onion, finely sliced, (pyaz)
    1 tsp cumin, ( jeera)
    2 tbsp fennel seeds,( sauna)
    2 green chillies, finely chopped, ( hari mirch)
    1tbsp hung curd
    1 tsp turmeric powder, (haldi,)
    1 tsp oil + for cooking, (tel )
    Salt to taste, namak
    100 gms Sweet tamarind chutney to serve
    100 gms Green chutney to serve
    4 tbsp Hung curd to serve

preparation method

  • Soak moong dal and urad dal overnight. Blend both in a mixer and remove in a bowl.
  • Make sure the batter is semi liquid but not runny. If needed use the soaking water to thin down the batter.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and onions and sauté till onions get browned. Now add this mix to the batter and mix well.
  • Add spinach,green chillies, turmeric powder and salt into the batter and mix again.
  • Heat a tawa/pan and put some oil into it. Now pour one ladle full of batter and spread it around the tawa/pan by tilting the tawa/pan in a rotary movement.
  • Once the chila is cooked and is brown on one side, flip it and cook it on the other side as well adding oil if required.
  • Similarly make all Chillas from the batter.
  • Remove the chilas on a serving plate. Serve with tamarind chutney, green chutney and yogurt.


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By: Chef Jasmine Dsouza

Show: Namaste Breakfast

Prep:20 Mins Cook: 45 to 60 min

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