Yeloow Moong dal cheela
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Moong dal Cheela | Yellow mung savory crepe

These Moong dal cheelas can be prepared in 5 minutes each of the batter is ready. Full of fiber and protein, these make such a great start of the day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 -10 Crepes (cheela)
Author Nupur @ The Veggie Indian


  • 1 ½ cup Yellow Moong dal
  • inch An long thick piece of ginger grated
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • A pinch of asafoetida hing
  • leaves A handful of fresh cilantro coriander
  • tbsp Oil for roasting- about 2 altogether


  1. Rinse the Moong dal well a couple of time and soak in enough water for at least 3-4 hours. After that, drain the water and reserve. This can be used for grinding the batter + preparing other curries or rice. Do not keep it for more than 4-5 hours though.
  2. Grind the soaked lentils with all the spices, ginger and green chilies to a coarse paste, adding just the enough water, a few teaspoons at a time. Transfer it to a mixing bowl and whisk well. Add more water only if required. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  3. Heat a pan or tawa and pour about half a teaspoon of oil over it, and spread with the help of a spatula. One the oil reaches at a medium hot point, turn the gas to low. Leave it for a few seconds like that. This is done to ensure oil is at the right temperature so it cooks the cheela properly and not undercook or burn it.
  4. Fill a spoonful of the Mung dhal batter and pour on the hot pan, spreading it like a dosa in concentric circles. Do not make it too thick or thin. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 3-5 minutes at low gas.
  5. Take the lid off, let the cheela cook for 3-5 minutes more. Then drop a few drops of oil around the corner of the cheela and drizzle a few on top. I do not use more than 1 teaspoon of oil altogether for one cheela.
  6. Once cooked from the bottom side, flip it and let the other side cook for about 3-5 minutes at low. Once cooked from both the sides (check by pressing a corner by spoon, if the batter doesn’t peek out its cooked), transfer to a serving plate and enjoy with chutney or fresh curd (yogurt)

Recipe Notes

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