Moong Chilla/Dosa

Moong Chilla/Dosa

Moong Chilla/Dosa is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. It can even be used for a meal or a snack. Plus, you can make different variations in the simple Moong Chilla.

Moong Chilla/Dosa
Moong Chilla/Dosa

Green Gram Dal-1 cup

Green chilli-ginger-garlic paste-1-1.5 tsp

Salt-as per taste


  • Wash the green gram dal 3-4 times thoroughly.
  • Soak it in water for 3-5 hours with 2-3 cups of water.
  • Discard the excess water and then grind the dal to smooth thick paste using 1/4 cup water. *You may have to adjust the water quantity as per requirement.
  • Heat a non-stick pan. Brush it will oil and then pour a scoop of batter. Rotate the batter in a circular motion to form the chilla.
  • Let that side cook till slightly brown then flip it to the other side.

Vegetable variations

Moong Chilla/Dosa
Moong Chilla/Dosa
  • You can add spinach, green garlic, coriander into the dal itself to add variations.
  • You can fine chop and add veggies like bottle gourd, carrot, peas, onion, tomatoes, etc to the batter and then pour it into a chilla.
  • Alternately, one can use veggies as a filling into the dosa.

Spice variations:

  • Instead of ginger garlic paste, one can just use turmeric, red chili powder, cumin powder.

Special Instructions:

Moong chillas are a plant-based protein recipe. Adding in vegetables balances it out as a meal.


Author: Aditi Prabhu


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