Moong Dal Cheelas

Recipe adapted from here Archana's Kitchen

Yellow moongdal ½ cup
Split green moongdal ½ cup
Urad dal ¼ cup

Palak ½ cup finely chopped
Onion ½ cup finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp finely chopped
Green chillies 2 finely chopped
½ tsp finely grated
½ tsp
Salt to taste


Rinse and soak ½ cup yellow mung dal, ½ cup split green moong dal and ¼ cup
urad dal for 2-3 hrs. After the soaking time use 1 to 1 ½ cup soaked water
itself to grind the dals into smooth paste of pouring consistency. 

In a pan heat some oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, when it splutters add 1 tsp fennel seeds/badishep/ saunf and 1 chopped onion. Sauté the onions, later add 1 cup of chopped palak and switch off the gas. Cover the pan for a minute and half. 
Add this sautéd mixture to the batter, plus chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chillies [ depends on your need for spiciness] grated ginger, haldi and salt. Now heat the tawa/griddle and spread one laddle of batter on it. Put little oil around the spread batter and allow it to cook under medium heat on both sides till it becomes crispy. Serve it with chutney/ tomato sauce.

As a healthy variation you can add tomatoes, grated carrot, spring onions, mint leaves, methi leaves, shredded cabbage according to your choice and availability of the ingredients.


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