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Moong Dal Cheela with paneer filling – Moong dal pancake Paneer stuffed

Moong Dal Cheela with paneer filling – Moong dal pancake Paneer stuffed

Moong Dal cheela with paneer filling makes an amazing snack.  This Moong dal pancake with paneer stuufed is slightly different in taste an appearance from the usual cheela, these cheelas have an extra dose of flavor to them. Filled with stuffings like carrot, capsicum and paneer, these turn out to be more lip smacking when served with green coriander chutney or sauce.

These can be served to guests or can be packed in kids lunch box. Prepare this yummy with this easy recipe and step by step pictures. Enjoy having Moong dal cheela with paneer filling.

Directions:

Getting Ready : 

Wash the moong dal thoroughly. After that, soak it for 2 hours then drain out the excess water from it. Add 1 to 2 tbsp water and a  green chili to it followed by ¾ tsp ginger paste and ¾ tsp salt or to taste and grind it in mixer grinder into slightly coarse paste. Add 2 tbsp water to grind the dal. Transfer the paste in a bowl. Moong dal pancake paneer stuffedMaking:

To prepare stuffing for cheela, Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan . Heat the oil and add add ½ tsp ginger paste, 1 finely chopped green chili and sauté the spices for a while. Now add finely chopped carrots, finely chopped baby corn and sauté for a while.

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffed
Now add finely chopped capsicum, ½ tsp salt and sauté for a minute. Veggies are cooked, add 2 tbsp finely chopped green coriander and mix them well.Moong dal pancake paneer stuffed
Transfer the cooked vegetables in a plate to cool them down. Now grate the paneer over these veggies and then mix it thoroughly.

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffed

Place a tawa to heat. Pour some oil over the tawa and spread it evenly. Let the tawa heat sufficiently. Meanwhile mix some green coriander to the batter.

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffed

When the tawa is rightly hot, lower the flame. Pour 1 tbsp of batter to the tawa and spread it evenly. Pour some oil all around the cheela and on the top as well. Now roast the cheela until it gets golden brown from beneath. As the cheela turns dark on the top, flip the sides.Continue roasting the cheela until it gets brown spots in the other side as well.

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffed

As the brown spots appear, the cheela is roasted well. Reduce the flame and spread some stuffing on this of the cheela and give it a fold. Transfer the cheela to the plate. Prepare the rest of the chelas likewise. Moong dal stuffed cheelas are  now ready to  be served.

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffedServing:

To serve lip smacking Moong dal cheela stuffed with paneer, serve them with sweet chutney, spicy chutney or any other dip you relish eating Enjoy !

Moong dal pancake paneer stuffedSuggestion:

  •  If the dal is little coarse and appears slightly thick as well, then add some water into it. We added 3 to 4 tbsp water for making this much batter.
  • You can keep the size of cheelas small or big as per your desire.
  • Clean the excessive oil from the tawa after preparing each cheela.
  • You can also sprinkle some water over the tawa to cool it down and then clean it out.
  • If preparing these cheelas for kids, then omit the use of green chilies.
  • You can  use capsicum, baby corn, carrots and you can add more. veggies like cauliflower, cabbage and so on as per your desire.

Moong Dal Cheela with Paneer filling- Moong Dal Pancake- Moong Dal Cheela Paneer Stuffedmoong dal pancake paneer stuffed
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Recipe type: snack
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Soaked Moong dal - 1 cup ( 180 gms)
  • Paneer – 100 gms
  • Capsicum- 1/ 2 cup
  • Baby corn- 1/ 2 cup ( finely chopped)
  • Carrot- ½ cup ( grated)
  • Green coriander- 3 to 4 tbsp ( finely chopped)
  • Salt – More than 1 tsp ( or to taste)
  • Ginger paste- 1.5 tsp
  • Green chili- 1 ( finely chopped)
  • Green chili – 1
  • Oil- 3 to 4 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Wash the moong dal thoroughly. After that, soak it for 2 hours then drain out the excess water from it. Add 1 to 2 tbsp water, green chili and ¾ tbsp of water. Also add, ¾ tsp ginger paste and ¾ tsp salt or to taste and grind it in mixer grinder into slightly coarse paste. Transfer the paste in a bowl.
  2. To prepare stuffing for cheela, Add 2 tsp of oil in a pan . Heat the oil and add add ½ tsp ginger paste, 1 finely chopped green chili and sauté the spices for a while. Now add finely chopped carrots, finely chopped baby corn and sauté for a while.
  3. Now add finely chopped capsicum, ½ tsp salt and sauté for a minute. Veggies are cooked, add 2 tbsp finely chopped green coriander and mix them well.
  4. Transfer the cooked vegetables in a plate to cool them down. Now grate the paneer over these veggies and then mix it thoroughly.
  5. Place a tawa to heat. Pour some oil over the tawa and spread it evenly. Let the tawa heat sufficiently. Meanwhile mix some green coriander to the batter.
  6. Tawa is rightly hot, lower the flame. Pour 1 tbsp of batter to the tawa and spread it evenly. Pour some oil all around the cheela and on the top as well. Now roast the cheela until it gets golden brown from beneath. As the cheela turns dark on the top, flip the sides.
  7. Continue roasting the cheela until it gets brown spots in the other side as well.
  8. As the brown spots appear, the cheela is roasted well. Reduce the flame and spread some stuffing on this of the cheela and give it a fold. Transfer the cheela to the plate. Prepare the rest of the chelas likewise. Moong dal stuffed cheelas are now ready to be served.
  9. To serve lip smacking Moong dal cheela stuffed with paneer. You can serve them with sweet chutney, spicy chutney or any other dip you relish eating Enjoy !