Lentil pancakes/ Moong dal cheela

This is a healthy pancake high in proteins and carbohydrates.


Moong dal/  Green gram  –  1 1/4 cups.

Bengal gram / Chana dal   –  2 tbsp

Green chillies chopped       –  2 tsp

Ginger chopped                  –  2 tsp

Salt to taste

Asafoetida                            – a pinch

Coriander leaves chopped      – 2 tbsp

Vegetable oil for frying

For the filling

Paneer chopped     –  1 cup

Coriander leaves chopped – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


Soak moong dal and chana dal for two hours.  Grind moong dal, chana dal , green chillies and ginger to get a dosa like smooth batter. Mix the batter with salt, asafoetida, and coriander leaves in a bowl. Keep aside.

For the filling-  Mix all the ingredients together and keep aside.

Heat a non stick pan and brush oil, add 1 1/2 tbsp batter and spread. Add 2 tsp oil around the side of the pancake and cook till light golden brown. Flip and leave for 30 seconds. Flip again.

Place 1 tbsp cottage cheese filling, fold and serve hot.

22 thoughts on “Lentil pancakes/ Moong dal cheela”

  1. I have eaten besan ka cheela, never tried moong dal ka cheela. Should try this.
    By the By, the presentation my goodness, how do you create such intriguing looks. I think it is because of your arts & crafts interest. Anyways, very nice recipe.
    Also you have an award to pick from my blog, you probably did not get a chance to see the comment in another recipe of yours. So collect them when you get a chance.

  2. wow this is so yummy and healthy loved the filling too…sure to try.
    btw Beena its sometimes difficult for me to find your comment box (don't know why..)


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