Recipe – Split Yellow gram pancake / Moong dal dosa / Moong dal chilla

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Soaking time: Minimum 2 hours (you can soak it overnight as well)

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 6 Chillas /Dosas /Pancakes


  • Moong dal (split yellow gram): 1 cup
  • Gram Flour (Besan): 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon, chopped
  • Green chili: 1 teaspoon, chopped
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Red chili powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Oil for greasing and cooking: 3 Teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds: 1 Teaspoon
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves (dhania): 1 Tablespoon
  • Water: ½ Cup


  • Wash moong dal 2-3 times in fresh water and then soak in water for minimum 2 hours.
  • Drain water and blend the moong dal with ginger, green chili and water. Add little water at a time and make a smooth dropping consistency batter.
  • Transfer the mix to a bowl. Add salt, red chili powder, fennel seeds and coriander leaves.
  • Heat a non-stick pan. Pour 1 ladle full of the batter in pan and spread it lightly to make a 5-6-inch diameter circle. Spread ½ teaspoon oil all over the chilla.
  • After 1 minutes, flip it carefully. Spread ½ teaspoon oil again. Cook for 30 seconds. Flip and cook until it turns light golden brown from both sides.
  • Take out the chilla and serve hot with chutney.

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