Plain Moong Dal Cheela/Chilla Recipe

Plain Moong Dal Cheela/Chilla Recipe

Cheela is a crepe-like bread unique to Telugu cuisine that is similar to dosa. It is made with batter of green gram (moong dal), but unlike a dosa, it does not contain urad dal. Cheela is eaten both in breakfast and as snack that popular in Andhra Pradesh . It is typically served with ginger or tamarind chutney. Green chilies, ginger and onions are used in different variants of this snack.



2 serving(s)

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15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Healty Diet


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North Indian

Ingredients of Moong Dal Cheela

Directions to make Moong Dal Cheela in steps


  • Grind the soaked Moong Dal with about 1/4 cup of water in a grounder to make a smooth batter (thicker than a pancake batter).
  • Pour batter into a bowl and add onion, Chopped Chili, fresh cilantro and ginger, Salt, Turmeric, Hing. Whisk them all together. Lightly coat a heavy bottomed pan or nonstick tawa with oil.
  • Drop a ladleful of batter in the center of the pan and spread the batter with a spatula all over the pan or tawa. Sprinkle some oil at edeges of the Cheela to loosen the edges easily.
  • Cook each side till golden brown for at least 2 minutes, turning side by side. When both sides will looks good, fold the cheela and put onto plate.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the Cheelas. Serve them with Chatni or Dal.

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