Learn Indian Cooking is an effort to motivate people to try their hand on Indian food. We encourage people to perfect the art of making curry. Dal Roti is India's staple food signifying lentil curry & Indian bread. It is known thorough the length & breadth of the country. Through this blog we want to share simple Indian homemade recipes.
This is a famous starter in India also and falls under the category of Chaat. It is a simple pancake and a good source of protein. Especially good for vegans as you can choose any filling, here in this recipe we have used the most popular filling of cottage cheese (Paneer).
Preparation Time - 15 mins
Cooking Time - 3 - 4 mins each pancake
Yellow Split Lentils 1 cup Salt to Taste Caraway Seeds (Optional) Oil for pan frying Water 1 cup
For The Filing
Grated Cottage Cheese 50 gms Fresh Coriander finely chopped 2 tsp Ginger 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder ½ tsp Green Chilly finely chopped 1
Wash the lentils several times and soak the lentils in water for an hour. Add the lentils in a liquidiser and grind it to a paste adding little water at a time to make this in a smooth paste.
Take out the mixture in a bowl add salt and caraway seeds.
Mix all the ingredients of the filling and keep aside.
Take a non stick pan and let it heat for 5 minutes on full flame or maximum heat mark.
Reduce the flame to half, Now Add 2 tbsp of the mixture and using a spoon try to spread it evenly in a circular motion. (Just like a pancake)
Add oil on the edges of the lentils pancake (moong dal cheela) and little bit on the centre of it, using a small teaspoon.
Now add the filling and distribute it evenly on top of the cheela, carefully using a wooden spatula pick the cheela from edges and fold. Serve Hot With Coriander Chutney & Tamarind Chutney