Often touted as one of the healthiest breakfast preparations, this chilla is a savoury Indian crêpe like a dosa. Just like its South Indian cousin, pesarattu, it is made from moong beans. The primary difference being that pesarattu is made from whole moong while the chilla uses split moong dal. It is generally served with green chutney. Spices such as cumin seed powder, red chili powder, etc. along ginger, garlic and green chilies are added to the moong dal chilla batter to add taste.
There are many health benefits of consuming yellow split moong dal. It can help in reducing blood glucose levels for diabetics and also helps in lowering blood pressure. High on protein and low on carbs, moong dal is one of the most recommended vegetarian superfoods. It is very light and easy to digest. Moong dal also has minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and copper.
Another excellent way to add flavour to chillas while increasing their health quotient is to add a paneer filling. Just like moong dal, paneer is also a healthy addition to your diet. Paneer is known as the powerhouse of protein and calcium for vegetarians. It is of great value in diet, especially in the Indian vegetarian context, because it contains a fairly high level of fat and proteins as well as some minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus.
Making moong dal chilla becomes even easier if you are using Tata Sampann Moong Dal Chilla Mix. This pre-mix uses unpolished moong dal. It already contains spices in the right amount. It has all good quality ingredients; it is made using stringent quality specifications, to provide the best product quality & taste. It has no added colours & preservatives.
Paneer and Paalak Filling
Paalak paneer is a famous dish which is present on every restaurant’s menu. It is also made at home in many different ways. This combination never fails. To use it as a filling in a moong dal chilla, roast finely cut paalak (spinach) in a little oil. Add salt, chilli powder, and other spices are per your preference. Crumble paneer and mix it in the paalak. Use this mixture as a filling while you make moong dal chillas.
Paneer and Cheese Filling
Paneer and cheese is another combination that works well as a stuffing in almost anything! Whether it is a paratha or baked mushrooms, with the right kind of spices, this filling tastes simply delicious. Additionally, it doesn’t require to be pre-cooked either. Simply crumble the paneer and add grated cheese to it. If you prefer, you can also add chopped onions and capsicum to this mixture. Make sure you add some salt, red chili powder or flakes, and some pepper to add a bit of zing. You can also add some Tata Sampann Chaat Masala if you prefer a tangy flavour.
Paneer Bhurji Filling
Have some leftover paneer bhurji? Add it as a filling! If you don’t have leftover paneer bhurji, making it is also a very easy process. To make this, crumbled paneer is added to sautéed vegetables such as onions, carrots, capsicum, and tomatoes. Spices such as like chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, etc. are added for taste. You can even add Tata Sampann Paneer Masala to make your paneer bhurji filling even tastier.
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