Oats Moong Dal Cheela

A healthy and a super delicious breakfast option, can also be enjoyed as a snack. Moong Dal Cheela is always relished by everyone as it’s soft and full of flavors, by adding oats to it we make it even more healthier. Cook cheelas in as little oil as possible. Batter is prepared with moong dal dhuli (split & skinned mung beans), ground oats, onions, green chillies, coriander leaves and a few spices.

Also try: Paneer Besan Cheela or Moong Dal Cheela.

Course: Breakfast or Snacks

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 40 mins, Soaking – 4 hours, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 5 hours

Servings: makes 7-8 cheelas


  1. Moong Dal Dhuli (Split & Skinned Mung Beans) – 1/2 cup (soak for 4-5 hours or overnight)
  2. Ground Oats – 1/2 cup
  3. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 or 2 (finely chopped)
  5. Ginger – 1/2 inch (grated)
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Water – 1 1/4 cups or as required
  11. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  12. Oil for shallow frying the cheelas
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Chutney – to serve along (recipe here)

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Oats Moong Dal Cheela:

  1. Thoroughly rinse the soaked dal and discard the water completely.  Take a grinding jar and add dal & 1/4 cup of water. Grind to make a smooth paste
  2. Transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add ground oats, onions, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well
  3. Add 1 cup water and mix to make a smooth batter, let it rest for 20 mins
  4. Heat a non stick pan or tawa and spread a few drops of oil, pour a ladle full of batter in the centre and spread out to form a circle
  5. Cook till the cheela turns golden, pour a few drops of oil and flip. Similarly do the other side
  6. Your Oats Moong Dal Cheela is ready.



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