Moong Dal Chilla

Nutritious & Vegan

Easy to make

Healthy Indian Breakfast


Main Ingredients

Split Yellow Lentils

Chili Pepper

Ground Turmeric




Cilantro Leaves

Ground Turmeric

Step 1

Add moong dal to a medium bowl. Rinse the moong dal. Add 3 cups water and soak for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Step 2

Drain the water. Transfer dal to a blender. Add about ⅔ cup water. Blend to make a smooth batter.

Step 3

Transfer the batter to a bowl. Add green chili, ginger, onion, cilantro, salt, turmeric and red chili powder. Mix well, and add 1-2 tablespoons more water if needed. Make sure the batter is not too thick or too runny, it should have a pouring consistency.

Step 4

Heat an iron skillet on medium heat. Using the same ladle, spread the batter on the tawa in a circular motion to make a round chilla. Now turn the heat to medium-high.Once the skillet is hot, turn the heat to low, take a ladle full of the batter, and pour it at the center of the pan.

Step 5

Drizzle some oil at the edges of the chilla and at the center on the top. Total of about ¾ to 1 teaspoon. Cook the chilla on one side for a couple of minutes, then flip it using a spatula. You should see some golden spots on the top of the chilla after it was flipped.

Step 6

Now press with the spatula and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

When the chilla is well cooked on both sides, remove to a plate. Same way make all the chilla's. Wipe the pan with a paper towel between each chilla.

 And it's ready!

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