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Moong Dal Cheela

Healthy, Protein-rich Lentil Crepe for a perfect snack.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 1 cup split green gram moong da
  • 1 cup peas shelled & par-boiled
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 100 grams cottage cheese grated, paneer
  • 1 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • a pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste salt


  • Soak dal overnight.
  • Strain it & grind it fine in a grinder. Use as little water as possible for grinding. Add a pinch of asafoetida & salt.
  • Now use hand mixer to incorporate air into the batter. Keep adding little water & mixing for 5-7 mins.
  • Add enough water to bring the batter to a spreadable consistency.
  • Allow it to stand for few minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, heat ghee in a thick bottom pan and saute all the ingredients except paneer and batter.
  • Add chopped paneer to the prepared filling.
  • Heat a skillet or dosa pan or any flat bottom crepes pan.
  • Spread 1/2 cup batter on the pan, drizzle little oil around the edges of crepe. Allow the crepe to cook from one side. Using a flat spatula, turn over the crepe and cook the other side.
  • Spread 1 tbsp of filling in the centre of the crepe and overlap the two sides, enclosing the filling inside the crepe. Remove from skillet carefully.
  • Serve hot with chutney.


You can substitute filling of your choice.