Published On : Tue, May 28th, 2013
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Moong Dal Paneer Chila: Breakfast Recipe

A chila is a famous breakfast recipe from North-India. It is often called the vegetarian omelet due to its appearance which bears close resemblance to the normal omelet. But the taste of a chila is entirely different and the health benefits are numerous.

Chila is generally prepared with besan or chickpea flour. It is prepared in the same manner as a dosa. Here in this recipe we have added a twist by preparing it with moong dal which is rich in proteins. To enhance the taste further we have added paneer which makes this breakfast recipe a lip-smacking delight. You can experiment with the recipe by adding nutritious vegetables to it.

Check out the recipe for moong dal paneer chila.

Serves: 3-4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • Moong dal flour- 1cup
  • Paneer- ½ cup (crumbled)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1tsp
  • Fruit salt- ½ tsp
  • Chaat masala- 1tsp
  • Hing (asafoetida)- a pinch
  • Green chilli- 2 (chopped)
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Water- ½ cup Oil- 2tbsp


  1. Mix chaat masala and salt to the grated paneer. Keep it aside.
  2. Take moong dal flour, green chilli, ginger-garlic paste, salt, hing, fruit salt in a bowl and prepare a thick batter with water like the dosa batter.
  3. Heat a non-stick tawa and pour a laddle full of the batter on it.
  4. Spread it evenly to make thin pan cakes.
  5. Spread the paneer mixture like a topping over it.
  6. Pour one teaspoon of oil around the chila.
  7. Fry it for about a minute on medium flame.
  8. Now fold the chila from one side over the topping.
  9. Once done, transfer it from the tawa to a serving plate. Repeat the same procedure to make more chilas.

Your moong dal paneer chilas are ready to be served. Enjoy this dish with ketchup or mint chutney.