Sprouted Moong Chilla / Sprouted Moong Dal Chilla / Moong Dal Pancake / Sprouted Moong Dal Cheela

Sprouted moong chilla is a popular and healthy breakfast recipe. Cheela is made of sprout moong beans, rice flour, onion, green chili, ginger, coriander leaves and spices. Dosa is a delicious lentil based pancake recipe which is best enjoyed with a spicy chutney. 

  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Skill Level: Medium


  • Moong Dal (Sprout) – 2 cup
  • Finely Chopped Onion – 1 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Chopped Green Chili – 2-3 nos.
  • Chopped Ginger – 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste –
  • A Pinch Asafoetida –
  • Red Chili Powder – 1/4 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2-3 tbsp
  • Oil for frying –


  • In a grinder, add green chili, ginger and sprouted moong dal, make a paste.
  • In a bowl, add grinded moong dal, onion, red chili powder, coriander leaves, hing and rice flour, mix well and stir the batter for 4-5 min.
  • Cover the batter with a lid and leave it for 10-15 min.
  • Take out some batter and dilute with water till you reach the right consistency and it should be thick but easy to spread.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame.
  • When hot, add a few drops of oil to it and swirl to coat all sides of the pan.
  • Now pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and lightly use the ladle to spread the batter into a circular shape from the center outwards, make a circle of diameter roughly 6-7″.
  • Drizzle with a little oil and lift the edges of the cheela to allow oil to go under it.
  • Flip now and cook it till the other side turns little golden brown.
  • Server hot sprouted moong cheela with green coriander chutney.
SPROUTED MOONG CHILLA was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes