Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls

Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls

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Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast or even brunch.

In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced potato mixture. Although it sounds elaborate, the Moong Dal and Potato Rolls are actually easy to prepare. You just need to plan earlier and soak the dal.

When kids come home hungry serve these rolls with a glass of Fruity Orange Drink or Apple Lemon Fizz .

Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls recipe - How to make Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 rolls
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For The Moong Dal Batter
1/2 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
2 tbsp curds (dahi)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of baking powder
salt to taste

For The Potato Stuffing
1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for greasing and cooking

For the moong dal batter

    For the moong dal batter
  1. Clean, wash and soak the green moong dal in a deep bowl in enough water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain well.
  2. Combine the green moong dal, green chillies and curds in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Keep aside.

For the potato stuffing

    For the potato stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the potatoes, coriander, chilli powder, dried mango powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it lightly with oil, sprinkle a little water on it (it should sizzle immediately) and wipe off using a wet piece of cloth.
  2. Pour ¼th of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7") thin chila.
  3. Smear little oil on the edges of the chila.
  4. Spread a portion of the potato stuffing evenly over the chila using a spatula and cook till the chila turns golden brown in colour.
  5. Fold over using a spatula, while pressing it lightly to make a flat roll.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter and stuffing to make 3 more rolls.
  7. Cut each roll into 4 equal pieces and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per roll
Energy215 cal
Protein8.2 g
Carbohydrates25 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat9.1 g
Cholesterol1.2 mg
Sodium14.8 mg


Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
 on 09 Mar 19 03:33 PM

Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
 on 20 May 17 11:42 PM

If we add 1 teaspoon of rice flour it will be crispy
Tarla Dalal
22 May 17 09:26 AM
   Sure Dr. Ali, we haven''t tried it but i am sure they will turn our crispy.
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
 on 20 May 17 11:32 PM

Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
 on 18 Jun 16 09:49 AM

I want all new recipes so plz send all new recipe at my id time to time it''s my humble request.
Tarla Dalal
18 Jun 16 10:35 AM
   Hi Sugandha: All the latest recipes updated daily are here.
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls
 on 04 Apr 16 01:46 PM

I''d live to try this! Can I use yellow moong dal as I have lots and lots and no green. Thanks.
Tarla Dalal
05 Apr 16 03:46 PM
   Hi Emma, Yes you can also use the yellow moong dal