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Moong Dal Chilla Recipe

Moong dal chilla recipe,a very healthy and nutritious pan cake with whole green gram and veggies. Healthy vegan recipe,wholesome food for kids and toddlers.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: moong dal chilla
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3/4 cup green gram sabut moong/ pachai payaru
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 carrot peeled and grated
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped fine
  • 2 green chillies chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Soak the whole moong dal in plenty of water for 6-8 hours. Drain thoroughly and grind to a coarse paste without adding water.
  • Take the ground dal in a bowl and add grated carrots,chopped bell pepper,sliced onions,grated ginger,chopped green chilli,salt and rice flour. Mix well.
  • Add 1/2 -3/4 cup water and mix well.
  • Heat a tava and take a ladle full of batter and spread into a thick small circle. Add oil generously to the sides and also in the center by making a dent.
  • Cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes till the chilla becomes golden and crispy in the edges.
  • Serve moong dal chilla hot with chutney,pickle or sauce. I love to serve this with tomato pickle.


1. Grind the dal coarsely to get crispy chilla
2. You can add corn flour instead of rice four.


Serving: 6chillas | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3529IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg