Moong Dal Palak Cheela

15 min cook time
200 min prep time
main dish
Preperation Time:
200 mins
Cooking Time:
15 mins


nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories1174Calories from Fat172
Total Fat19.1g29%Saturated Fat3.7g18%
Dietary Fiber81.4g326%Sugars19.3g

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat19.1g29%
Dietary Fiber81.4g326%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat172
Saturated Fat3.7g18%


  1. Clean and soak the dal in water for 4 to 5 hours. Drain the water to a separate bowl. Grind the soaked moong dal adding little water at a time to make a smooth and thick batter. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  2. Pour the cheela batter into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients except the oil and stir well to combine. Check for salt and adjust to suit your palate.
  3. Heat a pan or tawa on medium heat and grease it with oil. Pour a ladleful full of batter and spread it into a thin crepe. Drizzle a little oil around the center and the edges of the Cheela. Let it cook well until the base becomes light golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side.
  4. Serve with a chutney of your choice or sambar.

Packed with protein and low on carbs, green gram or moong dal is one of the best vegetarian superfoods. An integral part of the Indian diet, it is a good and filling option for those who want to shed kilos. Compared to other dals, moong dal is one of the low carb pulses available.

Helps you lose weight

 Not only does it help you shed kilos but also keeps you full for a longer period of time.

Helps control blood pressure

 Managing your blood pressure and lowering your cholestrol will now be made easy with the help of green gram. It maintains your blood pressure, counteracts the effects of sodium and helps you live a life that is healthy and active.

Good source of iron

If you suffer from iron deficiency, try and add green gram to your meals. Usually vegetarians are the first ones who lack iron in their diet.

Protects from skin cancer

if you add green gram to your diet, you will allow the antioxidants present in it to fight against those free radicals and protect you from skin cancer.

This dish is: Low in saturated fat, Very low in cholesterol, Very high in dietary fiber, High in iron, High in manganese, High in phosphorus, High in thiamin and High in vitamin A.