Sunday, August 19, 2007

Moong dal ka chilada

We went camping last weekend to Mt.Rainier National Park, Washington as part of our summer activities and it was fun. The thing I like the most about camping is - the experience of making dishes in the woods. It is exhilarating and therapeutic, but requires planning. One dish which is quite easy to make is Moong ka Childa. I prepared the batter before I went to camping and then made pancakes (or dosas) from them in no time. Hope you like this dish, too! By the way, you don't need to go camping to make this dish (grin).

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
1 cup green moong dal (whole or split)

3 green chillies

salt to taste

oil to shallow fry

1. Wash and soak the dal for 3 -4 hours.

2. Grind dal fine in a mixie along with green chillies and salt to taste.

3. Keep batter fairly thick, like dosa batter.
4. Heat dosa tawa (griddle), pour a ladleful of batter in centre.
5. Spread batter in circular outer motion to form a thin pancake.
6. Drizzle a little oil, when bottom is golden, flip sides carefully.
7. When done, serve hot with green chutney and sauce.

Variation: Chopped coriander, fresh chopped onions, tomatoes, capsicum or cheese using as topping on the chilada. This will change the flavour of the chilada, considerably.

Note: For 2 or more days you can store the batter in the refrigerator.


Tee said...

This is so healthy! I have a similar recipe on my blog too...i also put some grated ginger. Tastes awesome!

Saju said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Great, I have been looking for this recipe, and if you don't mind I won't go camping, it is pouring with rain here.

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Padma said...

Hey you know we call this as pesarattu in Andhra, we add ginger, green chillies and jeera while grinding the batter, great looking childa..

Sharmi said...

Padma is right. so many different names to the similar recipe. looks healthy and yum.

Aruna said...

Hi Athika,

Awesome... We just loved your recipe.... I keep checking for new ones and am also trying out the existing ones.