Moong Dal Cheela

Moong Dal Cheelas are one of the most popular street food from the Northern side of India. It is made with Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans). It is healthy and super tasty. Recipe is quite easy. Serve it with your favorite chutney.

Course: Breakfast or Snacks

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Soaking – 4 hours, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 4.5 hours

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans) – 1 cup (soak for 4-5 hours or overnight
  2. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  3. Green Chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  4. Ginger – 1 inch (grated)
  5. Coriander Leaves – about 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Red Chili Powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  9. Water – 1 cup or as required
  10. Oil – for shallow frying the cheelas
  11. Salt as required
  12. Chutney – of your choice (green chutney, restaurant style chutney or tamarind chutney).

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Moong Dal Cheelas:

  1. Rinse soaked dal in water thoroughly. Discard the water completely. Add the dal to a grinder and 1/2 cup of water
  2. Grind to make a smooth and soft mixture. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water as required. The batter should not be too thick or too thin. So add water accordingly. Batter should be of medium consistency
  3. Transfer it to a bowl and add onions, green chili, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well with a spoon or a whisk. Keep aside the batter to rest for 15-20 mins
  4. Heat a non-stick pan. Spread a few drops of oil
  5. Pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread out to form a thin circle. Cook till it’s crisp and light golden brown
  6. Pour a few drops of oil again and flip. Cook similarly
  7. Remove from the heat and your Moong Dal Cheela is ready
  8. Serve hot with ketchup or your favorite chutney.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. zahthinks says:

    I make besan cheela normally for breakfast but have never tried moving dal cheela. Will give it a try!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Even I make besan cheela for breakfast often but moong dal is much more softer. Do try and share how you liked it. Thank you 🙂

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  2. Sneha Modi says:

    Those are looking perfect 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Megala says:

    Great idea to use moong dal here ! It also looks stunning !!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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