Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela | Moong dal Dosa | Moong Dal Savoury Pancake


Stuffed Moong Dal cheela is the traditional recipe which is both tasty and healthy. In North India this recipe is called Cheela and in South India this recipe called Dosa. But the Batter of both remain same.


This Recipe is simple and easy to make with help of easily available ingredients in the kitchen.Moong dal cheela or Moong dal dosa is served with coconut chutney and Green chutney. This is a healthy option of breakfast and tea time snacks.You can also give this stuffed moong dal cheela / dosa in your kids lunchboxes. Moong dal Cheela is the best option for breakfast for people who want to do weight loss ( Eat without Potato mixture ) or people suffering from cholesterol or diabetes.

Here is how to make this Stuffed Moong Dal Cheela

North Indian and South Indian
Non Stick Tawa/ Cast Iron Dosa Tawa
Prep. Time
30 mins
Cooking Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
6 Servings
  • 2 cup soaked Moong Dal
  • 2 boiled Potato
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Green Chilli
  • ¼ Tsp Cumin Seeds/ Jeera
  • ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Fine Chopped Onion
  • 1 tbsp Green Peas
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil For Cooking
Recipe Steps
  1. Soak Moong Dal in water for about 6-7 hours.
  2. Boil the Potatoes and mash them and keep it aside in a bowl.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in Kadhai. Add cumin seeds (use half of cumin seeds), mustard seeds in oil.
  4. Now add chopped Onions and saute it till its colour changes to translucent pink. Now add chopped green chilli and green peas in kadhai. Mix Well.
  5. Add Boiled mashed Potato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Salt in kadhai.
  6. Mix Well. Do a lot of Bhuno or cook the whole mixture. Lastly add chopped Coriander Leaves and mix it well with the mixture.
  7. Stuffing Masala is ready for moong dal Dosa.Keep it aside.
  8. Grind the soaked Moong dal into fine paste. Now add cumin seeds (another half of cumin seeds), red chilli powder and salt. Mix Well.Dosa Batter is ready.
  9. Heat the Non Stick Tawa and brush oil on it. Cut Onion in half and insert a knife in it. Pour half onion in an oil containing bowl and apply oil on tawa with the help of this Onion. This Onion method does not allow dosa batter(any types of Dosa) to get stick on Tawa(any kind of Tawa)
  10. With the help of ladle , pour moong Dal Dosa Batter on tawa and spread it on tawa .
  11. Add drops of oil around the edges of the Dosa with the help of Spoon. Cook for 4-5 Minutes, this time limit is for first Dosa, after that when tawa becomes hot then dosa cooks faster subsequently.
  12. Add the stuffing mixture in between the dosa. Do not flip the dosa. Dosa is cooked super crispy from one side and soft from the other side.
  13. Serve Hot Moong Dal Dosa with coconut chutney or Green Chutney.

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