Split Green Moong Dal Cheela or the Lentil Crepes is one of the healthiest, easiest, yummy choices for snacking, breakfast or even a light Lunch. Added in vegetables add to the nutrition factor. Green moong dal ( moong dal chilka) has extra dietary fiber hence it is easier to digest. If we are not well then we shift to this Dal. A very good source of Protein and Dietary fiber this dal should be consumed regularly.
But kids don’t like this one very much. So it becomes a challenge to include this Dal in their diet. This recipe solves that problem deliciously. If I say kids love it that would be an understatement. Its chilka make it extra crispy. It makes a perfect School lunch box dish. we can make its wraps also just add some salad, eggless homemade mayonnaise, and green chutney.
How to make Split Green Moong Dal Cheela
soaking time: 2 hours
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 3-4 minutes each Cheela
makes 5 -6 cheelas
1/2 cup Green moong dal ( moong chilka dal)
a small piece ginger roughly chopped
1 green chili deseeded and chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1/4 cup carrot grated
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup grated Zucchini( you can use bottle gourd also)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp ajwain/ carom seeds
1/8 tsp saunf/ fennel seeds
a pinch garam masala
oil for greasing and cooking
Note: If the batter is not manageable you can add 1 tbsp rice flour to make the cheelas.
To make Split Green Moong Dal Cheela
wash and soak dal for 2 hours.
Grind Soaked dal, green chili, ginger, and coriander leaves to a smooth paste. Add water only if required and too in a very small quantity. The batter should not be too runny.
Transfer batter to a big bowl. Add all the vegetables and spices and give it a good mix.
Heat a tawa or a nonstick pan. grease it lightly with oil. Tawa should be hot otherwise the batter will stick to the tawa. just a drop of batter on the tawa to check it’s hot on not.
Take a ladleful of batter and put it in the center of tawa. With the back of the spoon or a spatula spread the batter uniformly into a circle. Cook the cheela using very little oil. You can cover the tawa with a lid also. Check the cheela and when one side is done flip it over and cook the other side.
if you are using nonstick pan then you don’t have to grease again but if you are using a tawa you will have to apply little oil again.
repeat the same process. The recipe yields around 5-6 Cheela depending on the size you make.
Serve hot cheelas with green chutney, or curd. And don’t forget to make a cup of hot tea for yourself 😉
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family do 🙂
The moong dal cheelas sound super healthy and delicious Nidhi! Wonderful share
Thanks a lot Smitha 🙂