Moong dhal chilla


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Moong dhal is an excellent source of protein and it is comparatively less gastric in nature. This is the reason it becomes one of the first foods for babies. Cooking moong dhal is so easy and quick. making pesarattu with green gram is a very common menu in my cooking and I tried uthappam as I wanted to make a veg version of the omelette.

Most recipes used besan. I was little hesitant to make a try with besan/gram dhal flour hence I made it with moong dhal. I tried making crispy dosa with these ingredients. You can try it too for your little one. Check recipe here.


moong dhal oothappam


  • Moong dhal-1 cup
  • Urad dhal-Handful
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Chopped veggies-1 cup
  • Hing-A pinch



1.Wash and soak moong dhal and urad dhal for 1 hour to 3 hours.

2.Drain the water and make a smooth batter without adding water.

3.Add salt and mix well.

moong dhal pancake

4.In a pan,add oil and fry the vegetables,curry leaves. I used only onion and tomato.

5.When they turn soft add hing and chilly powder and mix well.

6.Add this to the batter and mix well.

7.Heat a dosa pan,grease with oil.

moong dhal chilla

8.Spread the batter evenly and close it with a lid.

9.Flip sides and cook the other side too.

10.Repeat the same with rest of the batter.

11.Serve it hot with coconut chutney.

Moong dhal chilla


You can add vegetables of your choice.

The batter has to be thick.

Cook in medium flame.

You can skip frying the veggies too.

Skip salt for babies below one year.

This can be your baby’s food post eight months.

Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to your baby.

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