Moong Ke Cheelay Recipe - Whole moong pancakes stuffed with spicy paneer mixture.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Whole green grams (sabut moong), Salt

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snack

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Moong Ke Cheelay

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Moong Ke Cheelay Recipe - How to make Moong Ke Cheelay

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients

  • Whole green grams (sabut moong) soaked in 2 cups water for 4 hours1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies broken2

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 100 grams

  • Grated cheese 2-3 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil to shallow fry

Method

Step 1

Drain and grind moong with salt, green chillies and a little water till smooth. Transfer into a bowl and add salt, asafoetida, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and gram flour and mix well. Add a little water to adjust consistency of the batter.

Step 2

Add soda bicarbonate and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside for a while.Heat Wonderchef Click Amaze Tawa. Grate paneer into a bowl. Add cheese and mix.

Step 3

Chop onion and put into a bowl. Add paneer-cheese mixture and mix well. If you want you can add a little ginger too. Add red chilli powder and mix. Spread a little batter on the tawa to a medium round cheela. Drizzle a little oil all around and cook on medium heat till the underside is done.

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