Sunday, 26 February 2017

Yellow Moong Dal and Spinach Pancake

Yellow Moong Dal, also known as Yellow Gram Dal, is a very nutritious lentil commonly used in Indian Cooking. The Yellow Moong Dal and Spinach Pancake or Chila as known in India is a wholesome meal in itself, an oil free and healthy option, you can prepare within minutes.The spinach adds to the iron content needed in your diet and makes this crepe nice and crispy to eat. This is a good option for non-egg eaters and people who follow a Vegan diet.
This crepe is a huge hit it as a bread with some gravy, or as a breakfast option. Make mini crepes and serve it as an appetizer with Hellmann's Vegannaise or any other dip of your choice.

Yellow Moong Dal and Spinach Crepe


  • 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal/ Yellow Gram Lentil, soaked for an hour in warm water
  • 1 cup, chopped spinach
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Mango Powder / Amchur
  • Salt to taste
Yellow Moong Dal and Spinach Crepe

  • Blend the soaked dal into a fine paste and let it rest for some time. 
  • Mix all the ingredients into the dal and mix well.
  • In a hot pan, pour the mixture like you would do for a pancake or a dosa.
  • Once you see holes in the crepe, turn it on the other side and let it cook until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle some red chilli powder for garnish.
  • Serve it hot and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal