Paneer Stuffed Moong Dal Chilla

Healthy and high in protein, this stuffed moong dal chilla is a perfect breakfast recipe for all the health conscious people. Moong dal chilla can easily be made at home with simple steps, do give this recipe a try, I am sure you will love it. Do check out my 10 minute healthy oats chila recipe too for weight loss.

Ingredients

For Moong Dal Batter
  • 1 cup moong dal, soaked in water for 3-4 hours
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida/hing
  • salt to taste
For Paneer Filling
  • 1 cup (150g) paneer
  • ¼ cup carrot, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup capsicum, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • salt to taste

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

Moong Dal Batter
  1. Soak moong dal for 3-4 hours. Post that drain off the excess water
  2. Now transfer the moong dal in the mixer grinder. Add a green chilli, ginger and 2-3 tablespoons of water if needed. Now grind till it forms into a coarse batter.
  3. Transfer the batter in a bowl and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, coriander and mix till well combined.
The Paneer filling
  1. Place a pan over medium flame and add oil in it. Once it turns hot add ginger and saute for a minute.
  2. Now add chopped onions and carrots and saute for around 2 minutes.
  3. Further add capsicum, red and yellow bell peppers and green chillies and saute for a minute. Do not over cook.
  4. Now add crushed paneer and mix until well combined.
  5. Further add salt, black pepper powder and fresh coriander and mix well. The paneer filling for our moong dal chila is ready.
Make Moong dal chila
  1. Place a pan over medium flame and once it turns hot add little oil and spread it evenly. Now with a tissue paper remove the excess oil.
  2. Now add a spoonful of Moong dal batter and spread it evenly in a round shape, like a dosa. Put ¼ teaspoon oil on the top and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Once done, flip the Moong dal chila and let it cook from the other side too.
  4. Now pour a large spoonful of the paneer filling on one side of the chila and cover it with the other side.
  5. Serve hot with curd or chutney.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not add excess water while grinding, as the batter might turn very thin.
  • Add any veggies of your choice. I have added minimum seasoning in the filling but if you want you can add more spices as per your preference.
  • Do not grind the moong dal into a very fine paste, a little coarse texture gives better taste.
  • You can also add some sprouts while preparing the batter.

Step By Step In Pictures

1. Pour soaked moong dal, green chilli, ginger and 2-3 tablespoons of water in a mixer grinder. Now grind till it forms into a coarse batter.

2. Now grind till it forms into a coarse batter.

3. The moong dal chila batter looks perfect now.

4. Transfer the batter in a bowl and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt, coriander and mix till well combined.

5. The moong dal chila batter is ready.

6. Place a pan over medium flame and add oil in it. Once it turns hot add ginger and saute for a minute.

7. Now add chopped onions and saute for around 2 minutes.

8. Add carrots and saute for another 2 minutes.

9. Further add capsicum, red and yellow bell peppers and green chillies and saute for a minute.

10. Do not over cook the veggies.

11. Now add crushed paneer and mix until well combined.

12. Further add salt and black pepper powder and mix again.

13. Lastly top it with fresh coriander. The filling is ready.

14. Place a pan over medium flame and once it turns hot add little oil and spread it evenly.

15. With a tissue paper remove the excess oil.

16. Now add a spoonful of Moong dal batter.

17. Spread it evenly in a round shape, like a dosa. Put ¼ teaspoon oil on the top and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.

18. Once done, flip the Moong dal chila and let it cook from the other side too.

19. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes too.

20. Now pour a large spoonful of the paneer filling on one side of the chila and cover it with the other side.

21. Now transfer it on a plate and similarly make the rest of the moong dal chilas.

22. Serve hot immediately!

paneer stuffed moong dal chilla recipe

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