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Green Moong Dal Cheela (Mung Bean’s Pancake)


Mung bean (Green moong dal) – ½ cup
Sooji or rice flour – 1-2 tbsp (optional)
Cumin seeds (Zeera) – 1/2 tsp
Onions – 1 medium in size, finely chopped
Turmeric – a pinch
Green chilies-  2-3, finely chopped
Ginger paste –  ½ -1 tbsp
Coriander leaves, finely chopped- 1/4 cup
Red chili powder as per taste
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking


  • Soak green moong dal for 4-6 hours.
  • Blend moong dal using  water into a fine and smooth batter.
  • Add the remaining ingredients; zeera, onions, green chilies, ginger paste, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander leaves and salt. Mix well.
  • Heat a non stick tawa. Add a spoon of oil and spread it evenly.
  • After oil is hot, reduce the flame and pour some batter on tawa and spread it evenly in a round shape.
  • When one side of cheela is cooked, grease the other side of the cheela with some oil and flip it.
  • Cheela gets ready when both sides of  it  are cooked, brownish and crispy.
  • Serve hot with a spicy chutney.


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