Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila

Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila

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Chock-full of nutrients and abundant in flavour too, the Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila is a wonderful snack to have any time of the day, whether for breakfast, supper or as a tea-time treat for a sudden guest. Ready in minutes, this flavourful chila features an exciting stuffing of mint-tinged paneer.

Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila recipe - How to make Moong Dal and Paneer Phudina Chila

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 chilas
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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 4 hours
1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Topping
1/2 cup crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
green chutney
tomato ketchup

  1. Divide the topping into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Drain the soaked moong dal, add ½ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida, sugar and salt and mix well.
  4. Divide the batter into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease with a little oil, pour a portion of the batter on the tava and spread it evenly to make a 125 mm. (5") diameter round.
  6. Spread a portion of the topping evenly over it and press it gently so the topping sticks to the chila.
  7. Cook, using a little oil, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make 3 more chilas.
  9. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy151 cal
Protein7.2 g
Carbohydrates13.4 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat7.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg
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Moong Dal and Paneer Chila
 on 05 Mar 13 12:57 PM

Yummy, that is what my guests said when I served Moong Dal and Paner Chila. For a little crunchiness I added finely chopped spring onions with greens to the paneer. Chilas from moong flour are sweeter and tastier, the paneer with the chaat masala gives a nice mild chatpata taste.
Moong Dal And Paneer Chila
 on 08 Jan 12 02:25 AM

Moong Dal And Paneer Chila
 on 08 Sep 10 10:49 AM

Healthy. Great protein booster as both moong dal and paneer have lots of it.