Whole green grams (sabut moong),soaked
1 inch piece
Fresh coriander leaves,chopped
Banana leaves,Cut into rounds and greased with oil
Fresh red chilli,slit
Grind together whole green gram, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, asafoetida with little water and transfer the mixture into a bowl. Add salt and mix well.
Spread this mixture on a greased banana leaf and cover with another banana leaf. Similarly assemble all the cheelas.
Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Place the cheelas on a perforated plate and keep it in the steamer. Cover and steam for 4-5 minutes.
Transfer the cheelas onto a serving plate, garnish with fresh red chilli and a few coriander leaves. Serve hot.