Paneer Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

Moong Dal Cheela is a super delish and a nutritious breakfast option. This recipe is similar, just that we add paneer (Indian cottage cheese) to it which makes it more filling & tasty. 

Also try: Paneer Stuffed Besan Cheela.

Course: Breakfast or Snacks

Cuisine: North Indian

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

Servings: 2-3.


  1. Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans) – 1 cup (soak for 4-5 hours or overnight
  2. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 1/2 cup or as required (grated or crumbled)
  3. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1-2 (finely chopped)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (grated)
  6. Coriander Leaves – about 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Water – 1 cup or as required
  11. Oil – for shallow frying the cheelas
  12. Salt as required.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Moong Dal and Paneer Cheela:

  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 chilli, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli 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. Pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread out to form a thin circle
  5. Sprinkle some grated paneer as in the picture. Cook till light golden brown
  6. Pour a few drops of oil again and flip. Cook similarly
  7. Paneer Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela is ready. Serve hot!!!


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