Tata Sampann Recipes: Moong Dal Cutlets and Moong Dal Chilla

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Incorporating both the health quotient as well as taste in an evening snack or breakfast can sometimes be challenging. Even if you do manage to find a few healthy recipes, it is unsure if your family will enjoy the taste. We are here to give a rest to your worries.

Veg cutlets are often considered as unhealthy snacks because they are deep fried and contain a lot of unhealthy and fattening ingredients. But, this cutlet recipe is here to break that norm. Made out of healthy ingredients from your kitchen and barely any oil, this quick recipe includes ingredients easily available in your kitchen itself.

The one ingredient that makes this dish so nutritious is moong dal also known as a low-calorie lentil which is a perfect substitute to potato in your cutlets. It is good plant-based source of protein that is rich in essential amino acids.  The body needs these amino acids as we cannot produce them on our own. Moong dal is also great option for people trying to lose some fat or fight diabetes and cholesterol. It is also good source of potassium, magnesium and fibre, which has been linked to lower blood pressure levels in adults.

The Tata Sampann Moong Dal is unpolished and does not go through long polishing procedures to harm the quality of the dal, retaining maximum goodness. Its low-calorie and high protein content are some of the many health benefits of moong dal.

This doesn’t mean that we compromise on the taste, these cutlets are equally delicious. They can be prepared as evening snacks for kids or even finger foods at a party.

Another really simple dish made with minimum efforts and ingredients is the Moong Dal Chilla. Perfect for breakfast or when you need to put together a quick snack for your children.

Learn how to make the two effortless yet delicious recipes step by step.

Moong dal cutlet


  • 1 cup Tata Sampann Moong Dal
  • 1 roughly cut green chili
  • ½ inch ginger
  • ¼ tbsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tbsp Tata Sampann turmeric powder (optional)
  • ½ tbsp Tata Sampann pav bhaji masala
  • ½ cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp ghee
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 chopped curry leaves
  • One pinch hing powder
  • ¼ tbsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Oil


  1. Soak the Tata Sampann moong dal in water for 2-3 hours.
  2. In a mixer, grind the soaked dal, green chili, ginger and ½ cup water into a fine paste
  3. To the mixture, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, pav bhaji masala and fresh coriander leaves. Mix well.
  4. For the tadka, heat in a pan some ghee. To it add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing powder. Wait for it to sizzle for about half a minute and add it to the moong dal mixture.
  5. Add baking soda and mix well.
  6. Grease an appam pan with sufficient oil. Carefully fill the mixture into the compartments till the rim.
  7. Cover the pan with a lid and let the cutlets cook on a low flame for about 5 minutes. Make sure to flip them and cook on both sides till golden brown.

You can enjoy these veg cutlets with your favourite ketchup or chutney on the side.



  • 1 cup Tata Sampann Moong Dal
  • 1 roughly cut green chili
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 cup semolina / suji
  • ¼ cup curd
  • ½ finely chopped onion
  • ½ finely chopped tomato
  • 2 finely chopped green chilies
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Oil


  1. Soak the Tata Sampann moong dal in water for 2-3 hours.
  2. In a mixer, grind the soaked dal, green chili, ginger and ½ cup water into a fine paste.
  3. To it add semolina, curd and the chopped vegetables i.e. tomato, onion, coriander and green chilies. Add salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a greased pan, lay the mixture in small size chillas. Approximately 3 in one batch.
  5. Cook on both sides till golden brown and enjoy them with your favourite ketchup or chutney.

Make wholesome nutrition a part of your everyday diet with using pulses in an innovative style. Opt for unpolished pulses from the Tata Sampann range, which don’t lose out its nutritional content to artificial polishing.


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