Learn How to Make Moong Dal Pancake or Chila Silk Smooth Pancakes made from lentils from the pantry. Just a prior soaking of the lentils to soften it and you can have a great breakfast in no time. Serve it with some mint coriander chutney and its perfect to keep you full for long. Serves 4 person Makes 15 pancakes Cooking time 5 minutes (each pancake) Preparation time 15 minutes (1-2 hour soaking) Cuisine Indian street food Author healthy Nidhi Moong dal ka Chilla(Pancake ½ cup yellow moong dal (split yellow Peas) soaked for 1-2hrs. ¾ cup of water 2 green chillies(or to taste)
A small thumb of ginger 2 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 clove garlic (optional) A small pinch of hing (asafoetida) A pinch of turmeric 1 spoon of red chilli powder (or to taste) 2 teaspoon cornflour /tapioca flour 5-6 teaspoon mustard oil to cook Filling Finely sliced onion Coriander leaves chopped Green chillies Serve Coriander mint chutney Garlic chutney Method Wash and soak the moong dal for a couple of hours.
In a food processor /electric mixer empty the washed moong dal, green chillies, ginger, garlic is used and add ¼ cup of water. Blend it smooth (no grain should be felt). Add a little more water if needed. Empty the blended batter in a bowl Add the remaining water Add salt, asafoetida, chilli powder and tapioca flour. Mix it well. Mix everything to a smooth potable batter. Add more water to make it pourable if needed.
Heat a cast-iron skillet and rub mustard oil Pour ⅓ cup of batter and move in a circular motion to make a 6-7 ” pancake. Add the topping to the wet batter. Press it down lightly so the filling sticks to the batter. Flip over when one side is done.
Cook the other side. Allow the onion to caramelize lightly. Serve warm with coriander mint and garlic chutney Top tip It’s better to use the batter when it’s prepared as it does not keep well for the next day Blend the batter to a smooth paste, not course. The smooth paste gives thin pancakes. Do not add all the water in one go as it may not let the batter blend smooth. Use cast pan for the cooking the pancakes for best result Cook at medium heat
How to Make Moong Dal Pancake or Chila