When I posted about Moong ke Pakode, it was my second attempt in preparing them to perfection. As I mentioned in this post,my first attempt was a disaster, we tried to prepare Moong ke Pakode and added whole lot of water (Thanks to The Foodie – he grinded it then). So the Pakodas were no were similar to its definition, but with no regrets, The Foodie had one more recipe to this liquidified version of Moong ke Pakode batter– it was Moong ka Chilla. So to the created liquid batter we added Besan, and tried our hands on Chilla. Both the Pakodas and Chillas were not at all upto mark!! See below what I mean. =))
Moong ka chilla (Savory Mung\Moong lentil pancake) has been a long time TO DO for me. Frankly I heard this first time from The Foodie, it was one of the common brunch at his place.. Here goes our second attempt @ Moong Dal Chilla, they were simple and too healthy ! These Lentil pancakes go for MLLA-18 hosted by Srivalli, the brainchild of Susan.
- Yellow Mong Dal: 2 cups (Green Split Dal can also be mixed with this, but I wanted to prepare the plain yellow one)
- Green Chilies: 1-2 nos
- Red Chili powder: 1-2 tsp
- Fennel seeds (saunf): 1-2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Mix all ingredients mentioned above except oil and Prepare the batter similar to Pakodas, without any water but this time grind it through a mixie and not food processor. Refer here for soaking details.
- I did not use any water in the batter, but if you feel the batter is too thick then can mix couple of tbsp of water to keep the balance.
- Preparing chilla: I prepared this as I prepare Dosas : Heat the dosa tawa and spread the ladleful of dosa batter evenly to make even medium size dosa (you can get loads of videos online for making dosas). Drizzle half tsp of oil around the dosa and cook on medium heat for half a minute.Flip over and cook the other side. Done !!
The Foodie mentioned that this was served wit h Pickle and Green chilies at his place, but I preferred it with sauce :) These go well @ Tea time too, so chilla along with Mong Dal Pakode go to to EC’s WYF: Tea Time Snack
Though this seems quite similar to Dosa, its texture, look and taste is quite different. As I had never seen anyone prepare this earlier, I would like to know from my Dosa Fan Friends the difference between Moong ka Chilla and Moong Dosa ?? Do let me know … :-B
This runs to Nupur’s Marathon as my Recipe #3. And what a co-incidence Linda had posted her version of chillas just yesterday as one of her entry to the marathon. So this is the second chilla recipe for the marathon and do check what others posted on their Day One, the excitement continues ! ;;)
Happy Cooking and Posting !!