Everyday we think about what to eat in breakfast, which should be healthy as well as filling. Being the first meal of the day, breakfast should be well balanced as to give energy to you through out the day . Moong dal Cheela(Savoury pancakes, )with the goodness of vegetables make a perfect breakfast choice. I have added capsicum, carrot, curry patta leaves, green chillies and coriander leaves. You can add any vegetable of your choice. I have added sour curd to give it a punch, but Vegans can add lemon juice to it. It can be made with 1to 2 drops of oil only and without oil also in a non stick pan. So all the weight watchers can also eat without guilt. Paired with green chutney, tamarind chutney or Tomato sauce it tastes heavenly . Protein rich and with the goodness of vegetables, this Moong Dal Cheela is a perfect breakfast option.
1 Cup Moong Dal ( yellow Dal)
4 Cloves garlic (optional)
3 green chillies
2 Tbsp curd / or 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
1 Green Capsicum
6to 7 leaves of Curry patta
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves chopped.
1 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Black pepper powder.
1 Tbsp Coriander powder.
Salt to taste.
Oil for brushing the pan
Here We go
Wash Moong dal till water runs clear. Soak it overnight or atleast for 2 hours. ￼
Drain out all the water.
Now Add Moong dal to a Grinder jar along with ginger, 2 green chillies, garlic pods, curd / lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt. Grind all the ingredients into fine paste. Add water to make it into pouring consistency. The Pancake or Cheela batter is ready.
Take out this mixture in a bowl. Now finely chop Capsicum, curry leaves, 1 green chilli and coriander leaves. Finely Grate carrot .
Add all the above vegetables to the Moong Dal Cheela batter . Mix well.
Put a nonstick pan on medium flame and brush it with little (1 drop is sufficient) oil. Pour one ladle full of Cheela batter in the nonstick pan and spread it in a round shape by rotating the ladle in a circular motion spreading it to make a 6" diameter.
Cover the pan with a lid till the upper side is no longer wet and looks cooked.
Flip the Cheela or pancake to cook from the other side.
Both the sides will have golden spots and the cheela looks cooked. When cooked on both sides the pancake is ready to serve. Pair it with green chutney, tomato sauce or tamarind chutney or any other chutney of your choice. Serve it hot