Friday, October 21, 2011

Cheese Stuffed Moong Daal Chilla / Yellow lentil Pancakes


Yes it is the Festival season  & we have been having & making loads of sweets but having a savory accompaniment  along with the sweets is also a must . I like sweets but then a hot & spicy snack has always been my personal favourite. Moong dal chilla are very easy to make , healthy & light on the stomach.  The filling makes them even more delicious & also make them look very festive. Also one of my Mom's favourite , these chillas can be had as a snack or breakfast or - or whenever. Looks like I am at a loss for words so let's do the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup Moong daal ( Split yellow Moong Daal)
Pinch of Asafoetida
salt to taste

For the Filling:
1 cup of cheese ( I made fresh cheese)
1 small onion chopped
2-3 green chilli finely chopped
1/4th cup peas ( I used frozen)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of turmeric powder
salt  & red chilli powder to taste
oil for frying.

Preparation:

Soak Moong daal overnight or for atleast 4 hours .
Drain all the water & grind daal with asafoetida to a fine paste with just enough water to make a batter just like Dosa batter . Add the salt.  Keep aside.

For the filling:

Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet & add cumin seeds. Let them splutter & add onions & green chillies. Stir till the onions turn pink. Now add the cheese , salt , turmeric powder,  red chilli powder & peas & stir well for 2-3 minutes. The Filling is now ready.



Heat a flat skillet or a non stick pan to make the chillas - grease it with very little oil,  spread 1 tablespoon of batter & spread it in a round just like we would for Dosa. I tablespoon of batter makes small snack size chillas . Once done from one side, turn it upside down & let it fry . Now turn again & place about a tablespoon of cheese filling in the centre & fold from both sides. The chilla is ready to be served.


I like the chillas with a very Hot green chutney made with lots of green chillies , cilantro & lemon juice.
They are sure to be a hit with your guests so have fun during the festival season & hope you Enjoy...........

36 comments:

  1. hey....thanks for being there...I could see a lot of recipes here...happy to follow u too :)

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  2. wow yummy recipe and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....

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  3. Wonderful recipe Alpana and healthy too!!! Great presentation as well :)

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  4. That looks absolutely delicious. Chila is one of my favorite dinner items. It is quick and healthy. Love the pictures.

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  5. This is something new to me..I make besan chila.Looks sooo tempting and delicious.

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  6. Yumm chilla recipe stuffed with cheesy vegs.Really impressive and inviting.Luv it.

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  7. I love moong daal chilla and stuffing them with cheese is such a lovely idea. Looks fantastic.

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  8. my mouth is watering at this Alpana - looks SO yummeeeeeee!!!

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  9. yummm !!!! I want to have it right now :)

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  10. Looks so tempting. Beautiful pictures.

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  11. Wonderful recipe and beautiful presentation..it all looks so tempting.

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  12. Moong daal chilla looks temptingly royal Alpana.Nice one mainly coz for foodies like me these are new innovative ones.Thank you dear for sharing.Happy DIwali in advance !

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  13. toooooo tempting...looks so delicious n easy..
    do stop by mine when time permits..
    Tasty Appetite

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  14. simple n delicious !!! love it :)

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  15. I often make such pancakes and fill them with soy stuffing. this is a great idea. love it.

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  16. Very beautiful pictures Alpana. Am drooling here.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  17. Oh....wow....these look so yummmmm...!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. wonderful recipe.....absolutely love it

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  19. this is just awesome dear..moong dal dosa sounds great and the filling is absolutely delicious..superb clicks..

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  20. These chillas sound wonderful with the delicious cheese filling! Very tempting :)

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  21. Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

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  22. Hi Alpana! I've shared Liebster Blog Award with you. Please accept this :)

    Liebster Blog Award

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  23. Hi Alpana, Happy Diwali. Cheela looks really tempting....I do make diff. kind of chillas but never done one with yellow moong....will try this sometime....

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  24. looks yummy!!
    & Wish you a Happy Diwali!!

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  25. such pretty clicks alpana. i love the idea of making the chilla with mung daal!. and the stuffing too!

    Happy diwali.
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  26. What wonderful pictures dear!!!! i m in love with each one of them..nice recipe too

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  27. These look amazingly delicious. Hope you had a lovely celebration.

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  28. Lovely pictures and superb recipe.

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  29. Tempting clicks. DElicous and yummy dish

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  30. Lovely recipe and tempting pics. these are my fav too :)

    Happy to follow u dear :)

    UK Rasoi

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  31. such gorgeous, gorgeous pics! im in love wth ur blog after having stumbled here (am i glad i did!)

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  32. Love those Chillas.. never have tried with yellow moong daal.

    you have a new follower :)

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  33. This looks great! By cheese, do you mean cottage cheese (paneer) or cheddar/mozzarella?

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