Moong dal Cheela / chilada ~ High Protein, Gluten free Lentil Crepes with Cottage Cheese Stuffing

Every part of the world has some form of a crepe. In India they are called cheela, chilada or dosa depending upon where you live. These crepes are made with every grain and pulse that can be soaked, ground to a batter and spread on a pan. Traditionally a cheela is made with Gram flour or chick pea flour, but there are several variations can be made, Moong dal cheela is one of them.Moong dal cheela is a healthy, tasty and food which is rich in proteins, fiber, gluten free, great taste along with being quick. All you need to soak the moong dal at night. This no-sweat recipe can be made in 10 minutes as there is no fermentation required. This is a great breakfast food. You can prepare stuffing with any other ingredients which easily available or according to taste. Personally I like to add paneer stuffing. Do try this delicious cheela and enjoy your breakfast.IMG_7636-1 name bm IMG_7628-1


  • Moong Dal with skin : 3/4 cup
  • MoongDal without skin ¼ cup
  • Ginger chopped : 2 tbsp
  • Coriander chopped : 1/2 cup
  • Curry Leaves : 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilly : 1
  • Salt : to taste
  • Water : as required
  • Oil/Butter : 2 tbsp
  • Green chutney (coriander and mint chutney)

For filling

  • Paneer grated ½ cup – 1cup
  • Coriander leaves ¼ cup fined chopped
  • Chat masala/chutney pudi 1 tsp

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  1. Soak both moong Dal together for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the water and put the mixture in a food processor.
  3. Add ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Grind to a fine paste.
  4. Add a little water to make a thick pancake like batter.
  5. Now add chopped coriander in to the batter and beat the batter for 2 minutes.
  6. Heat the pan and melt a little oil/butter. Pour the batter into the hot pan and using the back of the spatula spread the butter evenly.
  7. Allow the pancake/dosa to cook on both sides till done.
  8. Remove and fill with paneer, coriander mixture. Sprinkle chat masala/ chutney pudi
  9. Serve hot with green chutney, sweet chutney, chutney pudi, ketchup or with hot cup of tea
  10. Enjoy !!!!

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