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(Moong Dal-Quinoa-Oats) Chilla/Cheela/Dosa/Pancakes


This is my healthy healthy breakfast recipe which is full of protein and great taste along with being quick.
It includes moong dal, quinoa and oats (I know - Sounds lil shocking) but tastes really really good and crispy.

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  • 1 Cup Moong Dal – Ideally soaked overnight or atleast for 4hrs.
  • ½ Cup Quinoa – Ideally soaked overnight or atleast for 4hrs.
  • ½ Cup Oats – I’m using plain instant oats, you may use any variety*
  • 2 Large Green Chilies – Chopped Add as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Salt (As per your taste)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Water
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil (U can use any other oil) – For making chilla/dosa/pancakes
  • 2 Tsp Sambhar Powder – Optional – To sprinkle on top.


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 3mins
Cooking time 6mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Grind into a thick smooth paste all the above ingredients except oil + sambhar powder. Transfer the paste into a large bowl.

Step 2

Heat the nonstick pan over high flame and apply 1 tsp of oil.

Step 3

Pour 1 heaping ladle of paste over the pan, swirl it using ladle to form a round shape and sprinkle some sambhar powder - Pic2 (Sambhar powder is optional)

Step 4

Reduce flame, cook the chilla for 1-2min, flip side, pour ¼ tsp oil and cook the other side for 1-2min.

Step 5

Increase the flame to high and cook chilla for 1min.

Step 6

Cook all the chilla/dosa/pancake using step 4,5-6.

Step 7

Serve Hot or Cold as per preference.

You can ladle large or small amount of dough as per your preference.
For Crispy Dosa/Pancakes - Ladle small quantity and spread the dough evenly into larger area.
For Thicker Dosa/Pancakes - Ladle large quantity and spread the dough less.

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Thanks Gitanjali526 - So GLAD you tried the recipe :)

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I really love your recipe for Moong Dal-Quinoa-Oats. Which do you call them though? Chilla/Cheela/Dosa/Pancakes? I think this is such an original combination to mix Indian food with quinoa!

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Your recipe for Moong Dal Quinoa Oats Pancakes has got me craving dosas!! This looks so yummy! Is it not too labor intensive for breakfast? It sounds super healthy!

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