Moong Dal Chilla (Green Gram Lentil Pancakes)

Hey foodies ! Today’s recipe is ‘Moong Dal Chilla’. This is healthy and nutritious pancake recipe. You can have moong dal chilla for breakfast or as a tea time snack.Serve the pancakes with green chutney or tomato ketchup. For this you need whole green gram lentils (powdered), green chillies garlic paste, cumin powder, salt and whole spice powder.

Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Chilla

You can also stuff pancakes with grated paneer or veggies or cheese (for kids). Other method to prepare chillas are by soaking green gram lentils (moong dal) overnight or for 5-6 hours, and then preparing a paste of dal. In this recipe, you just need to get green gram flour from market or prepare at home. Using green gram lentil flour reduces preparation time considerably.

For more breakfast recipes you can also check Besan Cheela (Gram flour veggies pancake) , Sabudana Khichdi (Vrat/fast recipe) , Mayonnaise Veggies Sandwich (Easy n quick recipe) , Sabudana Vada (Sago fritters/vada) , Mixed Sprout Salad (Healthy recipe) , Methi Thepla Recipe (Gujarati methi thepla) .

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Duration: 30 mins

Yield: 10

Ingredients for Moong Dal Chilla

Saboot Moong dal / Green gram lentil flour2 cups
Salt1 tsp or as per taste
Bhuna jeera / Roasted cumin powder1 tsp
Garam Masala / All spice powder1/2 tsp or as per taste
Green chilli4-5
Garlic cloves10-11
Oilfor shallow frying
Waterfor preparing batter

Method for Moong Dal Chilla

  • Prepare flour of moong dal/green gram lentil, if you have flour mill at home.


  • Now prepare a batter for chilla/pancakes. Batter should be of pouring consistency. Keep it aside for 10-15 mins.


  • In the batter add cumin seeds powder, all spice powder and salt. Mix well.


  • Prepare a coarse paste of green chillies, ginger and garlic.



  • Add paste in the batter and mix well.


  • Heat a non-stick pan. Spread batter in the pan in round shape with the help of spoon back.


  • Drizzle oil on the edges of chilla/pancake. Cook chilla on medium heat.


  • Flip the chilla and cook from both the sides by applying oil.


  • Cook till chillas are golden brown and cooked from both the sides.


  • Repeat above steps for all the chillas.
  • Healthy and nutritious chillas are ready to serve. Serve moong dal chillas with ketchup or any chutney of your choice.



  1. Yummy! I love moong daal ka chila. And wow Ms chef, you made a YouTube video 😍😍😍 I am going to check it out now

  2. Another favourite recipe from you Alisha! I adore pancakes, though have barely scratched the surface when it comes to savoury versions 🙂

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 14, 2016 at 9:47 AM

      It tastes amazing you can trust me on this. Do try this.
      I always feel that healthy food should always taste delicious also. 🙂

  3. Such a healthy dish! I have to make this for my daughter also😊

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 19, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      And I would totally recommend it as a breakfast or snack recipe for kids.
      When you serve it to her, do share her feedback with me also. 🙂

  4. I have never had this ever. Will make it for Shaurya 🙂

    • RasoiRecipe

      December 19, 2016 at 9:38 PM

      Yay ! I am so happy that you loved it.
      Do let me know Shaurya’s feedback on it. I hope he likes it. 😍

  5. Looks super yummy. Nice to see that you are doing video tutorials now 🙂

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