Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe )

Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe )

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A delicious recipe that makes use of radish leaves, whole moong and low-fat curd. Radish leaves are high in calcium, iron and carotenoids, while the moong adds enough protein and fibre into your meal. Eat them hot!

Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe ) recipe - How to make Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe )

Soaking Time:  Overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 chilas
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3/4 cup green moong dal (split green gram) , with skin
3/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp fresh low-fat curds (dahi)
1 1/3 cups radish leaves (mooli ke patte) , finely chopped
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
4 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 3/4 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

  1. Soak the moong dal in enough water overnight.
  2. Drain, add the green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; add the curds, 1 cup of radish leaves, besan, asafoetida and salt, mix well.
  4. Divide the batter into 6 equal portions. Keep aside.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil.
  6. Pour a portion of the batter and spread it evenly using a ladle to make a thin circle of approx. 125 mm. (5”) in diameter.
  7. Divide the remaining 1/3 cup of radish leaves into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  8. Spread a portion of radish leaves and sprinkle ½ tsp of sesame seeds evenly over it.
  9. Pour ¼ tsp of oil on the sides of each chila and cook on a medium flame till the chila turns crispy and brown spots appear.
  10. Turn over, cook on a medium flame for another minute and fold over to make a semi-circle or roll it up.
  11. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 5 more chilas.
  12. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per chila
Energy129 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates18.5 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.8 mg