Prep Time: Under 15 mins
Cook Time: Under 5 mins for a cheela
Source:Priya Mitharwal s blog
Makes 5 to 6 medium size cheelas
What you need?
Whole green moong dal 1 cup soaked overnight
Green chillies 4
Onion 1 large finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Garlic cloves 4
Ginger 1″ bit
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Haldi a large pinch
Hing a large pinch
Cilantro 1/4 cup chopped finely
Salt to taste
Oil to cook the cheelas
How to make it?
Soak the moong dal overnight after washing it thoroughly.
Drain the excess water from the soaked moong and grind with the chillies, garlic, ginger,salt and cumin seeds in a grinder to idli batter consistency.
Add chopped onions and cilantro to the batter. Mix well.
Next, add the chilli powder, hing and haldi to the batter and combine well.
The batter is ready.
Now, heat a girdle or a tawa.
Ladle the batter and spread the batter like that of dosa batter.
Pour oil or butter or ghee around the sides and cook for 2 to 3mins on a medium flame.
Flip over and cook again for 2 mins.
Take off from girdle.
Serve hot with a cup of plain raitha or peanut chutney.
Note: Cook the cheelas on medium flame. Dont heat the tava too much. It should be in medium heat or else the cheelas tend to brown too much.
I cooked the cheelas with oil as i dont like ghee or butter in the mornings. But my husband liked it with ghee. So do give it a try.