Moong Ke Cheelay

This is a lovely recipe for savoury pancakes, and there’s a unique version of coriander chutney to go with them, too. You could eat this with a salad to get your balance of vegetables.

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Main Ingredients Green gram, Green chillies
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Moong Ke Cheelay

  • 200 grams Green gram
  • 4-5 Green chillies roughly chopped
  • 1 inch piece Ginger roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic roughly chopped
  • 60 grams Low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 20 grams Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • for greasing Olive oil
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Chaat masala
  • 60 grams Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 140 grams Amla (Indian gooseberry) seeded
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • Salt
  • 1 Whole wheat bread slices


  1. Soak the moong in 1 litre water for 6–8 hours. Drain and blend to a smooth batter along with the chillies, ginger, garlic, yogurt and salt. Add water as required to get a batter of dropping consistency.
  2. Transfer the batter to a bowl and whisk in the turmeric, chilli powder and fresh coriander. Adjust the seasoning and whisk again to a batter of pouring consistency. Set aside.
  3. To prepare the chutney, simply blend all the ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Heat a non-stick flat tawa and spray with a little oil, ready for cooking the pancakes.
  4. Pour a ladleful of batter on to the tawa and spread as thinly and evenly as possible, as you would for a dosa. Sprinkle a little of the chopped onion on top, then spray oil around the pancake.
  5. Let it cook until the pancake becomes crisp at the edges and turns golden brown. Sprinkle a little chaat masala over it, fold in half, then remove and transfer to a serving plate.
  6. Keep warm while you prepare the remaining pancakes in the same way. Serve the pancakes with the coriander and amla chutney.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1048
Carbohydrates 189.7
Protein 59.3
Fat 5.8
Other Fiber Fiber- 34.7gm