Friday, April 17, 2009

Moong dal chilla with twist of bell peppers

I was waiting to prepare this dish from a very long time. Ealier too i had tried to prepare but unfortunately my mixie broke that day and i had to wait until i got a new one. So finally i made them today for lunch, while making them i suddenly i saw one red bell pepper on my fridge shelf an i realized that this combination would would be perfect for the FIL-Red and Green. This recipe is off to Neha who is hosting FIL- Red and Green event and to Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers. The recipe below will make around 4 to 6 chillas.
1 cup split green gram
2 tsp urad dal
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 red bell pepper finely chopped
3 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
oil to cook
  • Soak split green gram and urad al seperately in water over night or for 4-5 hours.
  • Grind together green gram, urad dal, green chillies, ginger paste and salt along with little water into smooth paste.
  • Add in chopped onions and bell peppers, mix well.
  • Heat a non stick pan, drizzle little oil and spread the batter and event out using a spoon.
  • Drizzle little oil on the sides of the chilla, cover and cook on both the sides for about 5-7 mins or until light brown in color.
  • Serve hot with corainder chutney or tomato ketchup.


  1. Makes a great breakfast or lunch, doesn't it? Looks great! :)

  2. Havent tried chillas. they look healthy n colorful!

  3. Mixie broke that was bad, some how we gotta get this now... Very healthy and a filling dish... All the best for the event...

  4. hey priya, thanks dear..

    hi asha, yes it makes fullfilling breakfast or lunch especially if the batter is already prepared, it gets ready in no time :)

    hey divya, do try them out once, also you can play around with the ingredients too :)

    hi ramya thanks, oh well i just cnt live without my mixie set, its like my life support system :)

  5. I just love these chilla's , my all time favourite..
    Thanx for sending..


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