Sprouted moong dal and legumes are all time favorites. They are not only healthy but also tasty. Very easy to prepare this sprouted cheela will surely become your go to breakfast option. It takes 10-15 minutes to make this nutritious cheela.
You can modify the recipe according to your choice as this cheela can be made using different ingredients. For example, you can just use blended sprouted dal or you can combine semolina (sooji) or besan to it. You can add vegetables of your choice in the batter itself or can saute vegetables and have them as a side.
This cheela is best served with mint chutney or tamarind chutney. To make it more wholesome you can also serve it with curd.
Sprouting or germination is a method that enhances the nutritional value of a food item. It lowers the harmful substances or compounds such as phytates in the pulses, and helps in releasing minerals in them. This method enhances the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of pulses and legumes and makes them more wholesome and nutritious.
Let’s get started with the recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Ingredients to make Sprouted Cheela
Sprouted moong dal-1 cup
Salt-1 to taste
Red chili powder-¼ tsp
Garam masala-¼ tsp
Oil-2 tbsp (for greasing and cooking)
Onion-1 small (chopped)
Green chillies-1-2 (finely chopped)
Method of preparation:
- To make sprouted cheela, firstly add sprouted moong and ¾ cup of water in a mixer and blend to make a smooth paste.
- Transfer this paste in a bowl, and add sooji and dry spices to it. Furthermore, mix the mixture well and set aside.
- If you want to add vegetables to the batter, add them to the mixture and mix well. Alternatively, take a non-stick pan and heat 1 tsp oil in it. Add onions, capsicum and green chilies, (or any other vegetable of choice) and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Keep this aside.
- Now, heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, and pour a ladleful of batter in the pan. Spread it evenly and make a circle to make cheela.
- Cook the sprouted cheela from both the sides until golden brown in color. And your tempting sprouted cheela is ready!
- Repeat the above steps to make more sprouted cheela.
- Serve hot with mint chutney or tamarind chutney with a side of sautéed vegetables.
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