Saturday, May 14, 2011

Moong Daal Paneer Cheela

BM # 5  Day 5
Another great recipe for breakfast,which is quick , low cal and nutritious is the Moong daal cheelas.These are nothing but savoury bean pancakes.
Moong daal cheelas are a speciality of Rajasthan.Normally they are made by simply  grinding the daal ,but I use paneer while grinding, this makes the cheelas really soft.Here goes the recipe…

2cups………yellow moong daal
1cup………..grated paneer /tofu
Salt to taste
Wash and soak moong daal overnight.
Grind to a fine paste adding paneer.
Add salt.
 (batter consistency…dosa)

Stuffing / topping
1cup……….grated paneer / tofu
Finely chooped coriander
Finely chopped green chilly
Finely chopped spring onion
Salt to taste
Chaat masala
Mix all ingredients except chaat masala.

Heat a non stick gridle.
Spread the batter in circular motion
(similar to that of dosa)
Let cook sprinkling little oil.
Spread the paneer mix.
Sprinkle chaat masala.
Flip over for just a few seconds.
 You are ready to serve.

These cheelas can be made uttapam style..that is with toppings , alternatively you can make these dosa style wherein you have to add the paneer stuffing.Serve with mint chutney.

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  1. Interesting addition of paneer to the traditional pesarattu batter. Shall give it a shot for a change.

  2. oooh yum !!! love this paneer stuffing or spread whatever we want to call it. Wonderful idea !!!

  3. So tempting and fabulous looking cheelas, i can have it with some spicy chutney..

  4. tempting recipe...its really some thing new to me... love to have with spicy chutney...

  5. This is a yummy paneer dish...I love this will make this soon

  6. Super scrumptious! Anything with paneer has my vote!

  7. Like the addition of paneer!

  8. Paneer adds a great attraction!..:)

  9. hi vaishali

    this is nandini from

    I liked this dish very much, simple and nutritious, will try it for tonight's dinner :)

  10. Delicious cheelas..Lovely presentation :)