Moong Dal Palak Cheela Recipe | Healthy Breakfast Cheela made with Moong Dal & Spinach

Palak moong dal  cheela recipe with step by step video. Healthy high protein breakfast recipe, spinach moong dal chilla is a super quick and easy dish to make at home.

Palak cheela is one of my kids’ favorite and I make it for their breakfast or sometimes after school snack. Moong dal palak chilla is also known as pesarratu in South India. To make this chilla or crepe more crisp I add rice to it. In this palak moong dal cheela you can add variety of stuffing. I have stuffed it with paneer, onions and coriander leaves but you can also use cheese and potato mixture as stuffing. You can call these crisp chilla as palak dosa and making it is very easy. Just soak rice and dal for 4-8 hours. Grind them to thick paste along with spinach and ginger garlic. Make thin dosas or chillas and stuff them with paneer, onions and coriander leaves.

You can also see a quick video for making tomato chutney. That goes very well with pesarattu as a side dish. If you are looking for more healthy breakfast recipes you may also try adai uttapam, moong paneer toast, non fried vada pav.

Moong Dal Palak Cheela

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian



  • 1 bunch Coriander Leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • Salt according to taste


  • ¼ cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • ¼ cup Green Moong Dal
  • ¼ cup Rice
  • cup Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • Oil
  • Water


  • ½ cup Paneer grated
  • ¼ cup Coriander Leaves fine chopped
  • ½ cup Onion fine chopped


  • Put chutney ingredients in a mixer jar. Grind it coarse. Chutney is ready . Take it out in a bowl.
  • For making moong dal batter, Wash lentils/ dals and rice. Soak them overnight in water for at least for 6-8 hours.
  • After 8 hours sieve the water . Take a mixer jar and put spinach leaves, soaked dals and rice.
  • Also add ginger, cumin seeds, garlic, green chilli and hing. Here do not add or add very little water while grinding.
  • Transfer the spinach moong dal batter in a bowl and mix it thoroughly. Now add salt and mix it again.
  • To make chillas heat the pan at medium heat . Wipe the pan with moist paper towel.
  • Take a ladle full of batter and drop it on the center of pan. Spread it quickly with gentle hands in circular motion and make thin cheela.
  • After a minute spread a tea spoon of oil over the chilla and let it cook till you see crisp corners.
  • Now flip it over and cook for a minute. Flip it again and spread some paneer, onions and coriander leaves on it.
  • Fold it in any shape you like. Spinach moong dal cheela is ready. Serve it hot and crisp with spicy coriander chutney.


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  • Healthy chela

    Heena Meisheri June 8, 2021 2:39 pm Reply

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