Stuffed Moong Dal Chilas ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )

Stuffed Moong Dal Chilas ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )

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Set your imagination free and experiment with these interesting chilkewali moong dal chilas. You can change the stuffing to suit your taste – perhaps you’ll fall in love with a filling of stir-fried vegetables with soya sauce!

Stuffed Moong Dal Chilas ( Know Your Dals and Pulses ) recipe - How to make Stuffed Moong Dal Chilas ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )

Soaking Time:  3 Hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 chilas
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For The Chila Batter
2 cups green moong dal
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

For The Stuffing
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup boiled potato cubes
2 cups boiled green peas
1 tbsp dried mango powder (amchur)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for greasing and cooking

For the chila batter

    For the chila batter
  1. Clean, wash and soak the chilkewali moong dal in water for at least 3 hours.
  2. Drain, add the green chillies, asafoetida, salt and enough water and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste and keep aside.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add all the remaining ingredients and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Mash lightly, divide the stuffing into 15 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with oil.
  2. Pour a ladleful of the mixture on the pan and spread it evenly to make a thin of 25 mm (5”) diameter circle.
  3. Cook the chila using a little oil till brown spots appear on both sides.
  4. Place one portion of the stuffing on one half of the chila and fold to make a semi-circle.
  5. Repeat with the remaining batter and stuffing to make 14 more stuffed chilas. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy157 cal
Protein8.5 g
Carbohydrates21.7 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10 mg