Moong Dal Chilla

Pan fried moong dal batter pancakes filled with crumbled paneer.

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Moong Dal Chilla
Main Ingredients Split green gram, Ginger
Cuisine Rajasthani
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Moong Dal Chilla

  • 1/4 cup Split green gram
  • 1 1/2 inch piece Ginger
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 medium Onion roughly chopped
  • 3 Green chillies roughly chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to shallow fry Oil
  • 3/4 cup Green chutney
  • 3/4 cup Skimmed milk cottage cheese (paneer)


  1. Soak moong dal in three cups of water for about half an hour. Drain and grind with ginger, garlic, onion, green chillies and salt to a smooth batter.
  2. Add red chilli power and mix well. Heat a tawa and grease it. Spread a ladle full of batter to a thin disc. Drizzle a little oil and cook on medium heat till the underside is done.
  3. Carefully flip over, drizzle a little oil and cook till the other side is done too. Spread some green chutney over the chilla. Sprinkle paneer and fold the chilla over to a half moon shape. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 809
Carbohydrates 46.1
Protein 35.1
Fat 53.8
Other Fiber 8.5gm