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Moong Dal Cheela Recipe

Moong Dal Cheela

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People who start the day with a good breakfast are most productive and stay happy. Moong Dal Cheela is easy to make and healthy too! It is a quick and easy recipe with lots of nutrients.

Detailed Moong Dal Cheela Recipe is below

Prep time + Wait time

15 min + 8 hr

Cook time

15 min

Total time

30 min





Course: Breakfast, Snack, Starter

Skill Level: Easy

Diet: Vegetarian

Cuisine: Indian

Makes: 7-8 cheela

Ingredients for Moong Dal Cheela

To make the Cheela recipe

  • 200 gm green moong dal (green gram)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • A piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 garlic pods
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water

For the filling

  • 4 tbsp grated paneer
  • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chat masala
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste

For Serving

  • Tomato Ketchup or Chutney

Preparation of Moong Dal Cheela

To make the Cheela recipe

  • Soak the moong dal overnight.Moong Dal Cheela
  • Drain the water and blend the dal with the ginger, green chilies, salt, turmeric, and garlic together.Moong Dal Cheela
  • Add a little water to make the batter smooth, like a pancake mix. Add the chopped onions and coriander leaves to the batter and whisk once. Set aside for an hour and add baking soda.Moong Dal Cheela
  • Heat a skillet, and grease it with oil. Use a ladle to pour the batter in the center and spread it on the skillet moving from the center to the edgesMoong Dal Cheela
  • Once the cheela is half-cooked, flip it. Flip it again and again until both the sides are properly cooked.Moong Dal Cheela
  • Mix all the ingredients under ‘for the filling’.
  • Scoop a spoonful of the filling and spread it in the center of the cheela. Fold the cheela or roll it and cut it into small pieces. Serve with sauce or chutney.Moong Dal Cheela

Recipe notes


  • Let the batter rest for a few minutes before making the cheela.
  • Grease the tawa before making the cheela otherwise the batter may stick to it.

“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”

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