How to make Moong Daal and Paneer Chilla

Moong Daal and Paneer Chilla

Wholesome moong dal pancakes topped with paneer and spices makes a delicious breakfast.

Preparation Time: 5 mins.
Cooking Time: 8 mins.
Makes 8 Chilas.


  • 1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) flour
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli and garlic (lehsun) paste
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fruit salt
  • salt according to taste

To be mixed into a topping

  • 1/2 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 2 tbsp chopped corriander (dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala

Other ingredients

  • oil for cooking
  1. Combine the moong dal flour, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida, sugar and salt and add enough water to make a thick batter. Add the fruit salt and mix gently.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava and spread it evenly to make a thin pancake (approx. 5" diameter). Sprinkle with a portion of the topping mixture and cook on both sides over a medium flame.
  3. Repeat for the remaining batter to make 7 more chilas.
  4. Serve hot.


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